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 […]

A closer look at the damage e-waste causes to the environment

E-Waste is equipment that has either been discarded because it’s broken or has become obsolete. Most people who use technology produce e-waste, even if they’re unaware of the word, its dimensions, and its consequences. According to the international report Global E-waste Monitor 2020, a partnership between the United Nations University (UNU), the International Telecommunication Union […]

What Does Female Empowerment Really Mean?

Female empowerment is necessary for a peaceful and sustainable planet. The world is improving more and more when it comes to gender equality and empowering women, but it’s still not perfect. Just look at the facts:    As many as 12 million underage girls are married every year worldwide On average, women have 75% of […]

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 […]

Could Food Technology Replace the Use of Animal Meat & Products

With livestock production being responsible for roughly 51 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, as claimed by the Worldwatch Institute, it is no surprise that forward-thinking entrepreneurs are boldly reimagining the way food is made. The entrepreneur is confident that replacing the use of animals with food technology will come into place as soon as […]

Why the Elderly are Vital to Society

This week highlights the importance of appreciating the elderly within our society. As children, we are often told to listen to the wisdom of our elders and show them respect. However, it is usually almost a given thing, and more often than not, we are never enlightened as to why that is. Here at the […]

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 […]

Climate Change: The Tipping Point

The amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is the highest it’s ever been. With ice caps melting, temperatures and sea levels rising, and natural disasters becoming more frequent, we can’t ignore the disastrous effects of climate change. The climate is changing, and to slow it down, we have to change too. Here are seven […]

How Caring for the Environment Helps to Care for your Mental Health

The potential impacts of climate change are well known – we see news regularly about extreme weather events, flooding, droughts and the impact all of this has on infrastructure and agriculture. However, we don’t often hear about the impact of climate change on our mental health. It’s important to bring attention to the relationship between […]

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 C4C Changes Children’s Lives

Chance 4 Children is a non-governmental organisation, based in the Czech Republic, has been transforming the lives of Central Europe’s youth. Their helping hand reaches children who are institutionalised or ill and helps people of all ages from disadvantaged social backgrounds.   This week at The Planet Calls, we want to highlight the importance of […]

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 […]

Why We Need Workplace Policies To Protect Employees From Bullying

You might think that bullying ends in the school playground. Sadly, that’s not always the case.  Bullying isn’t uncommon in many workplaces, and not only is this upsetting for employees, but it can also have a negative impact on business. Let’s find out more. What constitutes bullying? First, let’s look at what bullying actually is […]

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 […]

How being a Minimalist turned me into a Sustainability Advocate

When I tell people I’m a Minimalist most think I’m just using a fancy word for being poor, lol. And that simply isn’t true. In fact, if all you have are your possessions, then you truly are very poor indeed! Ten years ago I literally sold up everything I owned and hit the road with […]

What we can learn from Indigenous Populations and their Connection with their Environment

Understanding the relationship between indigenous cultures and the environment is monumental to developing the world today. Indigenous communities have a passion for nature, both physically and spiritually. They understand and respect the importance that the environment has on all living beings. One-third of global forests, crucial for curbing gas emissions, are managed mainly by indigenous […]

How Wildfires and Climate Change are connected

Global warming is increasing the number of wildfires all over the world. It’s a natural process that occurs when the temperature rises and the soil is dried, but it has been more frequent in the last decades because of climate change and the human action to burn down lands for livestock. The earlier snow melts […]

Countries that have banned single-use plastic bags

One and a half billion plastic bags are used every day globally. A shocking statistic indeed. This plastic bag that is bought and used only once, then discarded immediately, takes more than 450 years to decompose. And methane gas, released by plastic bag’s degradation, contributes about 20 times more to the greenhouse effect than the […]

5 Ethical Fashion Brands Using Recycled Ocean Plastic

Calling all eco-conscious fashionistas! There are now 46,000 pieces of plastic in every square mile of ocean on our planet. Information like this is hard to ignore, but there are ways to help. One very cool way to reduce this problem is to wear some of that plastic… Yep, you read that right… wear it. […]

Tackling Our Plastic Issue Starts With the Bag

Plastic bag-free day commences on the 3rd of July. And is a global initiative that aims to eliminate plastic bags. These items begin their life cycle as fossil fuels and become deadly waste, wreaking havoc on islands, beaches, landfills and enter our oceans where they cause further damage. Many animals mistake these shredded plastic bags […]

It’s Critical That We Stop the Temperatures From Rising

Extreme heat conditions occur at a much hotter or more humid temperature than the average for a particular time and place. These rising temperatures are already happening and are expected to become more common and more severe due to climate change. Climate change encompasses rising average temperatures and extreme weather events such as droughts and […]

5 Ways That You Can Protect The Rainforests – World Rainforest Day

Did you know that deforestation causes 15% of global carbon dioxide emissions, which is a massive contributor to climate change? But it’s not hopeless. Reading Time: 3mins Our efforts can reverse the damage already done and stop more from happening in the future. Today is World Rainforest Day (22nd June), so we thought we’d tell […]

World Oceans Day: It Has Never Been More Important to Protect Our Oceans

It is estimated that 90% of ocean species are undiscovered. Reading Time: 3mins World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8th. Being responsible for the sustenance of a large part of all the economic activity in the world, the importance of oceans to life on Earth is widely known. Oceans are one of the most […]

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 […]

It’s Time to Act Before the Great Green Macaw Goes Extinct

Although a few records of competitor and predator species are registered, which would mean little effect on the survival rates of the Great Green Macaw, some predators will inevitably return when the species does. Reading Time: 5mins The Great Green Macaw is a critically endangered species. The IUCN estimates the number of individuals left in […]

Why Brands Need to Stop Greenwashing

Sustainability is gaining huge momentum as so many recognise the need to fight against climate change. Brands know this and are trying to release products that match their consumer’s values. It’s great that so many people and brands are spreading this message. There is one downside to it though and that is greenwashing. Greenwashing is […]

The 3 R’s: 2 effortless green habits & 1 false myth

The arrival of the climate change movements has brought a mantra we all heard about: “Reduce, reuse and recycle”. We became conscious of how our lifestyle is not sustainable. So, we learned that reducing means decreasing the amount of waste we produce. We understood that reusing means using our goods more than once. And, we recognised that recycling means […]

8 Top Ocean Documentaries to Educate and Entertain

Do you want to learn more about the ocean and how to protect it? There are many ways to learn, from books to podcasts, websites, and more. However, after a long day, you likely would prefer to cosy up under your blanket on the sofa and watch a movie, right? This is where documentaries come […]