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Earth Day 2022 – Environmental Victories

By |2022-07-19T18:08:00+00:00April 14, 2022|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

We’re sure that you, like us and many other people, are entirely burned out by bad news. Whether it’s bad news about politics, the economy, or the environment, we’ve got a real selection to choose from. So, for Earth Day this year, we’ve decided to focus on the positives. There are many awful things going on in the world right now, but there are also some great things. In this article, we’re going [...]

How do the Winter Olympics affect the planet?

By |2022-07-19T18:08:00+00:00February 17, 2022|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

We’re a few weeks into the Winter Olympics, with people from all over the world participating, attending, and tuning in. The event is all about celebrating people and their achievements, but rarely considers the impact it has on the environment. With global warming increasing at a rapid rate, an event like the Olympics can make a real difference, for better or worse. For an event that heavily relies on ice and snowfall, the [...]

World Wetlands Day 2022

By |2022-07-19T18:08:00+00:00February 2, 2022|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

World Wetlands day is a day to celebrate just that! It was created in 1997 and shares the same day as the Convention of the Wetlands, which was established in 1971. The day is all about raising awareness about Wetlands and celebrating what they do for us. Every year, there is a different theme for the celebration. This year is Wetlands Action for People and Nature, and anyone can get involved! Whether you’re [...]

Arctic ice is disappearing: What happens to Santa now?

By |2022-07-19T18:08:00+00:00December 15, 2021|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

Christmas is quickly approaching and everyone is getting ready for a visit from Santa Claus. Whether you leave cookies or mince pies, it’s an event none of us want to miss. But what if we told you that his home is disappearing? How can Christmas cheer travel around the world when the man behind Christmas no longer has a home? The magical story of Father Christmas and his worldwide mission to deliver presents [...]

Glasgow Climate Conference 2021 (COP26)

By |2022-07-19T18:15:52+00:00October 18, 2021|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

The Glasgow Climate conference is almost upon us. Leaders from 196 countries will be meeting in Glasgow from October 31st to November 12th for a major climate conference. It is also known as COP26 UN Climate Change Conference and is hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy. The conference will take place at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC). At the event, world leaders are being asked to agree on a course of [...]

Seed Gathering Season 2021

By |2022-07-19T18:15:53+00:00September 30, 2021|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

The nature on our doorstep is a gift that keeps on giving. It’s beautiful to look at, helps put our minds at ease when we’re immersed in it, and is a free ladar waiting to be explored. As a society, we have lost touch with what our ancestors needed to survive. We go from supermarket to shop, consuming food that was imported for Spain or Greece, completely ignoring the food we can see [...]

National Small Business Week

By |2022-07-19T18:15:53+00:00September 14, 2021|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

National Small Business Week is a tradition that spans over 50 years. It gives us the opportunity to celebrate small businesses and the contributions they’ve made towards local communities and the national economy. A small business is classed as a business which runs with up to 49 employees. You probably didn't know this, but at the start of 2020, there were 5.94 million small businesses. This makes up 99.3% of the total business [...]

Amazon Rainforest Day

By |2022-07-19T18:15:53+00:00September 2, 2021|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

Amazon Day is finally here - no, not that Amazon, the Amazon Rainforest.  Did you know? When you search  ‘Amazon Day’ on the internet, you are greeted with article after article discussing Amazon Prime Day at This is the day where thousands of things on amazon are discounted, and in the United States alone, the company received $5.6 billion dollars in sales - a 6.1% increase from the normal daily total. The irony [...]

World Nature Conservation Day 2021

By |2022-07-19T18:15:53+00:00July 27, 2021|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

This day is annually celebrated on the 28th of July to raise awareness about protecting the little natural resources we have left and bring awareness to the importance of the conservation of nature.  World Nature Conservation Day acknowledges that a healthy environment is a foundation for a stable and healthy society. The exact meaning of conservation means the 'prevention of wasteful use of a resource and that is exactly what the day aims to [...]

The Greenwashing of the Tree Planting Industry

By |2022-07-19T18:15:53+00:00July 22, 2021|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

We want to talk about the new surge of companies who are starting to plant trees to make them seem more eco-friendly to consumers when this in fact  is a form of Greenwashing. Too many companies exploit the green wave to gain a better perceived public image or gain more consumers/customers. It’s to no surprise that a lot of us directly associate planting trees with a company being green. With just 2% of [...]


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