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A Guide to Sustainable Business Practices for Small Businesses – Amy Collett

Sustainability is increasingly a priority for companies. Along with the positive eco-impact that green business practices can provide, the right choices can boost your business. You may be a more attractive option to eco-conscious customers and experience some traditional cost savings.   If you’re a small business interested in reducing its carbon footprint and boosting … Continue reading A Guide to Sustainable Business Practices for Small Businesses – Amy Collett

Ecobordering: The Far-Right Movement Painted as Environmental Protection.

This article is meant to be a companion piece to the rhetoric of first safe country. The recent rise arguments being pushed by the far-right in Europe, which Priti Patel recently parroted when revealing new and harsher immigration policies, is alarming. It is worth mentioning before getting further into the article that Priti Patel is … Continue reading Ecobordering: The Far-Right Movement Painted as Environmental Protection.

U.K. Drug Policy

“Every drug death is avoidable.” At least that was the stance of the U.K. House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee in 2019; before stating that Scotland was among the nations with the highest drug death rates in Europe. If this is the case, then it is obvious that current drug policies enacted by Westminster are … Continue reading U.K. Drug Policy

Poststructuralist Greenwashing

It must be noted that at the time of this writing, the world is facing a global pandemic, which is seeing older and more authoritarian notions of power being embraced or challenged for a variety of reasons; each dependent upon a variety of social and cultural factors, exacerbated by the digital age (Runciman 2020).From the … Continue reading Poststructuralist Greenwashing

Philanthrocapitalism and Food Security: The “Charity” of Billionaires Comes at a Cost

A new trend has begun to emerge in the sphere of charitable giving, but this new model of charity does not resemble the philanthropic giving of the past. Usually, when one thinks of philanthropy, the old days of the fancy dinner regalia where the wealthiest would donate to pet projects such as the arts comes … Continue reading Philanthrocapitalism and Food Security: The “Charity” of Billionaires Comes at a Cost

Health and Human Rights: The Complications of Climate Change

There is little ambiguity that anthropogenic climate change—through the steady increase in the Earth’s mean temperature—poses the greatest threat to human rights of the 21st century, or even the entirety of human history depending upon whom you ask (Atapattu 2018, 252; Agence France-Presse 2019). Academic and public discourse has steadily grown over the past several decades from climate … Continue reading Health and Human Rights: The Complications of Climate Change

Climate Smart Energy Production in Ethiopia/sub-Saharan Nations. Solar and Wind are the Future.

As information continues to trickle out slowly regarding the current state of affairs between Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Tigray, I will be able to offer updates. As of now, news regarding the atrocities associated with the current conflict is scattered and difficult to determine which is the most reliable. It appears that blame for the atrocities … Continue reading Climate Smart Energy Production in Ethiopia/sub-Saharan Nations. Solar and Wind are the Future.

What Justice Means

How I Interpret Justice As the blog is about Justice (and climate change); I should explain what I mean about Justice. The equal respect of all human beings regardless of any personal characteristic is the foundation of Justice. John Rawls stated, “Therefore in a just society the liberties of equal citizenship are taken as settled; … Continue reading What Justice Means

UN Food Security in Nations With Conflict Situations Policy Analysis.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN), along with the World Food Programme (WFP), partnered with several global actors produces an annual report, ‘Monitoring food security in countries with conflict situations’ (fao.org 2019). This report is provided to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), under UNSC Resolution (UNSCR) 2417, which was … Continue reading UN Food Security in Nations With Conflict Situations Policy Analysis.

Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion: Environmental Justice Past and Present Movements

Max Weber points to the issue that politics is a “slow, powerful drilling through hard boards, with a mixture of passion and a sense of purpose” (Morgan 2011, Weber). The climate justice movement is one where its history is based upon employing the language of passion for instilling a sense of purpose to mobilise people … Continue reading Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion: Environmental Justice Past and Present Movements

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