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By Jomiro Eming Today, Activate wants to introduce two members from our team, who have made very simple but very effective changes to their daily living that cuts back their carbon footprint, and reduces the amount of waste they contribute to the environment. We asked Chloé and Ciara to share …

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Daily Practice for an Optimistic Environmentalist

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By Jomiro Eming Modern-day living, ignorant politicians, and capitalist-driven systems and processes make being optimistic about the environment really hard. I get that. Why bother recycle, when over a billion tons of waste gets produced globally each year? Why walk to the shops, when there are approximately 1.5 billion cars …

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Caught in the Middle: An Environmental Tug-of-war

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By Jomiro Eming A final indulgence in the face of an irreversible environmental emergency, a noble sacrifice and unified struggle to preserve the planet we live on, or a conflicted dance between the two? In a world plagued by floating islands of plastic, capitalist interests, landfill cities, pessimism, nihilism, hefty …

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A Coal Free Future

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Jomiro Eming Back in April, one of Britain’s longest-running coal-plants – that had been burning fuel for the national grid since the industrial revolution – went offline for an entire day; the National Grid Control Room confirmed that, despite not burning any coal, national demands were still met. National Grid …

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Do Hurricanes Signal Climate Change?

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Jomiro Eming In the devastation left behind by hurricanes Harvey and Irma over the past weeks in the United States and the Caribbean, we are left shocked and stunned by their intensity: Harvey deposited 33 trillion gallons of water onto U.S. land, and Irma had as much cyclonic energy as …

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