Stanley Black & Decker Achieves Science Based Target Recognition for Environmental Goals

Stanley Black & Decker has announced that its long-term environmental sustainability goals have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Science-based targets provide a clearly defined pathway to future-proof growth by specifying how much and how quickly a company needs to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. “We are pleased to welcome Stanley Black & Decker to the group of more than a hundred of the world’s biggest companies…

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Jungle Creations Reveals Earth Hour Video

Media owner and creative marketing agency, Jungle Creations, has released a new social video entitled ‘Shrinking Habitat’, which aims to raise awareness of some of the most important issues affecting our planet amongst a millennial audience. The video was released in partnership with WWF in the lead up to Earth Hour, the world’s largest event to protect the planet, which took place on Saturday 24 March.   We trapped a man inside for a week 😱 This is horrible 😱 Please make a small promise for the planet here: bit.ly/promise-for-the-planet…

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One thousand restaurants back One Planet Plate campaign to satisfy diner demand for sustainable food

Chefs including Raymond Blanc, Skye Gyngell and Chantelle Nicholson, as well as high street restaurants like Jamie’s Italian, Carluccio’s, Zizzi and Wahaca are participating in new campaign One Planet Plate, which launched on Saturday 24 March. Restaurants as far afield as Virgin Limited Edition’s Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, ShounRyuGin in Taiwan, and L’Effervescence in Tokyo, will also be serving a One Planet Plate. Two surveys conducted on behalf of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA), one by restaurant guide Harden’s, the other by National Union of Students, reveal very low levels…

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Half of plant and animal species at risk from climate change in world’s most important natural places

Up to half of plant and animal species in the world’s most naturally rich areas, such as the Amazon and the Galapagos, could face local extinction by the turn of the century due to climate change if carbon emissions continue to rise unchecked. Even if the Paris Climate Agreement 2°C target is met, these places could lose 25 percent of their species according to a landmark new study by the University of East Anglia, the James Cook University, and WWF. “Hotter days, longer periods of drought, and more intense storms…

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WWF report reveals the environmental impact on some of the nation’s favourite dishes

A new report from the WWF calls on people across the UK to make a promise for the planet after this Earth Hour, 8.30pm, Saturday, 24 March. Promising to become a ‘flexitarian’ and eat more sustainably by cutting back on meat, fish and dairy can help future-proof out best-loved dishes, and reduce our overall impact on the planet. The UK’s best-loved dishes as we know them could be under threat as soon as 2050 as a direct result of climate change. Research found that favourites including chicken tikka masala, fish…

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