Harnessing the Power of Communication to Drive Change

As we know, encouraging people to lead more sustainable lifestyles and pressuring governments and businesses to think green requires messaging and communication. In order to drive change, we must educate people about the problems we are facing and their scale. We do this by putting research and statistics into easy-to-understand language and sharing people’s experiences […]

The Chipko Andolan: From Village Protests to Global Climate Movement

When Greta Thunberg began to challenge world leaders at only 15 years of age, she probably had no idea so many would join her climate strike movement. We learnt from Greta’s actions that when we come together, we can ignite real change. Another movement that did this was the Chipko movement, also called Chipko Andolan. […]

TPC Team: Our Favourite Zero Waste Stores

As we know, the impact that waste is having on our planet is significant, and for that reason, we need to begin adopting a zero-waste, low-consumption lifestyle. Kickstarting this sort of lifestyle can be tricky and a bit daunting.  With plastic everywhere around us, you wonder how to avoid it and you start thinking about […]

How to create a compost bin even if you live in the city

In my twenties, my goal was to be the ultimate recycling, composting, vegetarian woman. No word of a lie; I was even taking out library books (yes, we used to do that) to fill my head with all the essential information about veggies, herbs, and even chicken poop!  I lived in a similar environment to […]

Living a Zero Waste Lifestyle: Our Tips on Getting Started

The climate crisis is one of the greatest challenges of our time but don’t fret, there are plenty of things that we can do to help the situation. One of the main things that can help is following a zero-waste lifestyle. Don’t worry; no one expects you to become a ‘Level 5 Vegan’ who pocket-mulches […]

Ways We Can Conserve Energy

Our homes, cars, and workplaces run on energy; energy is great! What’s not so great is where our energy comes from, mainly fossil fuels, which have been extremely damaging for our environment. In fact, in 2018, the fossil fuel industry was responsible for 89% of CO2 emissions globally. While alternative renewable energy such as hydro, […]

Nature Has Rights Too! What Countries Have Declared These Rights?

The Rights of Nature was born out of a global movement since the promulgation of Ecuador’s Federal Constitution in 2008. They proposed a paradigmatic change for the legal sciences and society. In 1961 the image of the lonely, defenceless, and unique Earth was released for the first time: “The Earth is blue,” said the Soviet […]

Subtle Forms of Domestic Violence No One Talks About

Domestic violence defines a pattern of behaviour within a relationship that is used to maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Sexual and physical abuse always provoke strong reactions, but many other forms of abuse can go unnoticed. Sometimes the victim may not even realise that they are being abused because they have been […]

What is Transgender and Why Should You Care?

Transgender, or trans for short, is a term that describes a person whose gender does not coincide with their sex. Someone’s sex refers to physical and biological features such as reproductive organs and hormones and is assigned at birth. There are three recognised sexes: male, female, and intersex. Male-assigned people have higher testosterone levels and […]

4 Ways to Change the World with Kindness

The dictionary defines kindness as “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” We can all agree that it’s an excellent quality for a person to have, and we should all strive to be as kind as possible. But can kindness change the world? …Not overnight. However, being a kinder person can improve mental health, […]

How Thrifting Can Help Us Save the Planet

Did you know that clothing production accounts for 20 to 35% of microplastic flows into the ocean and outweighs the carbon footprint of international flights and shopping combined? Unfortunately, we seem to underestimate the environmental impact of this industry. At the same time, the rate of manufacturing will continue to grow. Since the 1980s, fashion […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement treaty was formed in 2015, with a mission to reduce the emission of gasses that contributed to global warming. With the first-ever universal agreement to fight global change, France has promised stakeholders to make it universal and legally binding, fair and different, and sustainable and dynamic. The treaty replaced the Kyoto Protocol, […]

The Rise of Greta Thunberg

“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here,” Thunberg said. “I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you have come to us young people for hope. How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” Greta Thunberg was born in the […]

Recycled Plastics Are Not the Solution to Sustainable Products

The concept of transforming plastic bottles into fabrics and objects is not new. Since the 1990s, brands have been converting recycled plastics into clothing and other such items. However, only now is the trendy recycled PET getting some spotlight and there has been a lot of talk about how it is a sustainable alternative to […]

Why It’s Crucial That We Maintain Species Diversity

Picture a world where we did not have to worry about the species living on our planet becoming extinct. We could all live at peace with one, thriving on our beautiful planet without these present fears. Unfortunately, this is not the case as biological diversity is currently under threat, on a global scale. Today (May […]

Air Pollution: Clean up our Skies

When most of us go for a stroll outside or hop on the bus for our daily commute into the office with the window rolled down, we rarely think about the air we are breathing in. Air pollution is currently the biggest environmental risk for early death and is responsible for as many as 5 […]

Why COVID Lockdowns Resulted in High Suicides

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on us all. Our work and social lives, as well as our quality of life have all been affected. What’s more, the lockdowns caused us to isolate ourselves. Some people got to spend more time with their loved ones and families due to being in the same […]

How Philanthropy Can Drive Sustainable Change

According to The World Bank, 140 million people could be displaced by climate change by 2050. We are in an extreme climate emergency and we have no more time to waste when it comes to saving our planet. Imagine we could stop the natural world from being destroyed and instead restore it and allow it […]

How to Deal With Eco-Anxiety

When it comes to climate change, we have long passed the warning signs. Over the past number of years, communities have been destroyed, people and animals have died as a result of various climate disasters, and vital species have disappeared. Mental health issues are highly prevalent in our society and with climate change becoming a […]

Could Minimalism Be The Answer To Good Mental Wellbeing?

Imagine not feeling like we have to purchase something to feel instant satisfaction. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if young teenagers didn’t have to feel the urge to spend money to fit in. Buying the latest phone, the cool runners and so on. If we didn’t feel the need as adults to brighten up our day […]

World Environment Day: We Must Work to Restore Our Ecosystems

Picture a world where all species on Earth are able to live free of any worries. Where pollution and climate change are not the reality of our lives. Our ecosystems would thrive and excel at what they do best, supporting life on Earth. Today (June 5th) marks World Environment Day. This day is celebrated every […]