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5 TED Talks by women leading the climate change movement

Climate change activism dates back to the 90s, and the topic has been growing ever since. Mounting pressure is placed on both individuals and companies to live more sustainably, reduce their carbon footprint, and join the fight against global warming.  The sheer abundance of information available, however, can sometimes feel overwhelming: it can be challenging … Read more

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Sustainability Series: making sustainable living simple with Bower Collective

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that we all have an important role to play in working towards a more sustainable future. Companies, both small and large, need to take decisive action in our fight against climate change. That’s why we’ve decided to start the Sustainability Series, a set of articles dedicated … Read more

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How to get a better night’s sleep by improving your indoor air quality

The conversation around how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects our health continues to gain traction, and the discussion extends to inside our homes. Poor air quality has been shown to detrimentally impact our wellbeing, and can prevent us from getting enough good-quality sleep to function properly.  How does air pollution affect our sleep quality?   Research … Read more

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In conversation with Jeffrey Young: transforming the streets of Camden

As part of our recent report, 2020: Our Air in Review, we spoke to Jeffrey Young, founder of Camden Clean Air Initiative and CEO at Allegra Group.  The Camden Clean Air Initiative is an ambitious, not-for-profit action group working to increase the quality of air in the borough of Camden. Their aim is to transform … Read more

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Asthma, airborne allergens and air quality: an inflammatory problem

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects around 5.4 million people in the UK, including 1.1 million children. There are many allergens that can cause issues for those suffering with asthma, including animal dander, dust mites, indoor/outdoor moulds, tree pollen and grass pollen. Airborne Allergy Action is a community interest company set up to raise … Read more

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COVID-19: a biodiversity crisis?

Towards the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, nature seemed to breathe a sigh of relief. A third of the world’s population was under lockdown in March, and as human activity subsided, the natural world appeared to thrive.  Skies looked clearer than ever before, and there were countless examples of nature reclaiming urban areas. A kangaroo … Read more

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The sinister truth about your stylish wood-burning stove

The popularity of wood-burning stoves has risen dramatically in recent years. Around 1.5 million UK households now have one, with an estimated 200,000 wood burners continuing to be sold each year.   Despite their comforting appeal, there is growing concern about the adverse impact they are having on public health. Campaigners and health experts alike are … Read more

Climate change is a feminist issue

In some countries across the world, people have the privilege of not facing the climate crisis on a daily basis. For those living in England, for instance, we can fool ourselves into thinking climate change doesn’t directly affect us besides experiencing the occasional – but increasingly frequent – record-breaking high temperatures days each summer.  However, … Read more