As many offices remain closed and remote working becomes the new normal, how will sustainability monitoring adapt and expand beyond ‘the office’?

My last trip into the office was a week after the UK’s national lockdown in March 2020. At that point, the world was entering a pandemic and I needed 10 minutes to collect some items to help smooth my transition to working remotely. …


More honey bees are not the answer.

The bees don’t need saving — or at least not the ones you’re thinking of, and it’s not for the reasons you think.

“Save the bees!” has been a call to action that many of us have heard for years. From the rise in urban beekeeping, to Cheerios’ #BringBacktheBees campaign…


How do appointments like this reflect the values of sustainable businesses?

“We need to take back the environmental agenda from the climate extremists” Nigel Farage tweeted as a part of the announcement that he would be joining the advisory board for Dutch Green Business (DGB).

As the first member of the advisory board Farage’s role is to facilitate introductions to politicians…


Activist group, Choked Up, is raising awareness and demanding change.

For the past year or so, a daily walk has been the only respite that many of us in the UK have had from the confines of pandemic lockdown. It has provided exercise, new-ish scenery and a government sanctioned reason to leave the house. …


A new study reveals the global extinction risk of most coral is lower than previously estimated.

We have probably all heard at some point that coral reefs are facing extinction. Considering all of the challenges that they endure, including coral bleaching, ocean acidification, damage caused by the tourism industry, and pollution, this does not seem surprising. …


The detrimental impact of noise pollution on our oceans.

Of all the pollutions that we humans contribute to our planet, noise pollution is one that is talked about the least. …


Not all ‘green’ initiatives are made equal

What’s the deal with everyone seeming to care about the environment all of a sudden? Energy companies are talking about ‘clean’ energy, clothing brands are producing ‘eco’ lines, and every other ad talks about making deliveries with electric vans or how products are made of recycled plastic bottles.

Is this…


This is a public health issue.

In my days of commuting it wouldn’t be uncommon for me to blow my nose and see black dust left behind. After the first couple of times, I have to admit that I was no longer phased. …


Sometimes.

Wrapping presents can be a creative outlet for some and a last minute chore for others. A well wrapped gift can take time, effort and a good grasp of colour coordination — but it’s not always eco-friendly.

Wrapping paper — despite the name — is not always made out of…


Here’s what you should think about before filling out the returns form

We are in the midst of the giving season, and thanks to lockdown regulations and laziness, many people are turning to online shopping to get their gifts. The choice, convenience and speed that shopping online offers has made it a tough competitor to brick and mortar shops.

Many of the…

Shola Powell

Thinking about how ‘sustainability’ intersects with various aspects of life

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