PlayPumps

I recently learnt about PlayPumps because it features in the curriculum taught in the National Geographic Learning course, Reach Higher. What a wonderful idea- combining play and engineering to deliver water to communities who don’t have easy access to clean water! What is PlayPumps?   The problem with PlayPumps Of course, nothing is ever straightforward. I …

Buy Nothing Day 2020

Mark your calendars! Buy Nothing Day is coming up! This year we can celebrate this day of conscious non-consumption on Friday, November 27th. Buy Nothing Day was founded by artist Ted Dave in September of 1992 in Vancouver, Canada. However, Adbusters , cofounded by Kalle Lasn, made the concept popular. This year, Thanksgiving falls on November 26th, and since Black Friday always …

Plastic IS political

THE TOP TEN The Top Ten Corporate Plastic Polluters in 2019 were (compiled by Break Free From Plastic): Coca-Cola, Nestlé PepsiCo  Mondelēz International Unilever Mars Procter & Gamble Colgate-Palmolive Phillip Morris, Perfetti Van Melle   It is NOT ENOUGH to act at the downstream end, and expect consumers to change when there is NO ALTERNATIVE …