Monthly Archives: May 2019

May 2019

  • Children learn about Devon's Wildlife as part of the Kingfisher Award Scheme

Devon’s wildlife, farming and food production brought to life for Westcountry children

By |2019-05-28T11:08:00+00:00May 28th, 2019|Education|

“Milk, Muck and Minibeasts” – Vital link between Devon's wildlife, farming and food production brought to life for Westcountry school children The link between earthworms and milk production, what makes farms organic, and the role moths play in pollination are among the many insights gained by 240 East Devon primary school children taking part in [...]

  • Climate Emergency Debate at University of Exeter

Climate emergency debated at University of Exeter

By |2019-05-24T15:01:30+00:00May 24th, 2019|Climate Change|

Hundreds of people gathered to discuss climate and environmental issues at the University of Exeter last night (Thursday). Following the university’s declaration of an environment and climate emergency this week, researchers, activists, local politicians and the public debated what actions should be taken. A packed auditorium at the university’s Streatham Campus in Exeter – connected [...]

  • Devonshire magazine in print, 42 tons every year

42 tons to zero in one clean move

By |2019-07-25T11:43:01+00:00May 10th, 2019|Business, Eco-Friendly|

In print, Devonshire magazine was the largest circulation glossy in Devon, over 900 outlets across Devon received stocks of the magazine.  In the photograph above, what you see is just one half of an issue’s magazines at store in East Devon, the other half being stored at our South Devon store at Newton Abbot ready [...]

  • Plastic pollution makes new stage at Glastonbury

Plastic pollution given new life on stage at Glastonbury

By |2019-05-23T11:20:37+00:00May 9th, 2019|Events, Plastic|

Plastic journey from South-West beaches to Shangri-La Glastonbury Festival starts this weekend Plastic that could have ended up polluting our oceans will instead be used to build Shangri-La’s 360-degree Audio-Visual Arena - The Gas Tower - at Glastonbury Festival next month. Thanks to a ground-breaking collaboration between Orca Sound Project, Shangri-La and environmental charity Keep [...]

The National Grid’s coal-free week

By |2019-05-09T11:49:13+00:00May 9th, 2019|Climate Change|

It's been an historic week for the energy sector. The National Grid confirmed on Wednesday (8th May 2019) that Britain was coal-free for an entire week: the first time since the industrial revolution. Fintan Slye, Director of @ng_eso - "As more and more renewables come onto our energy system, coal-free runs like this are going [...]

  • Banana leaf disease

Banana disease boosted by climate change

By |2019-05-17T15:22:44+00:00May 8th, 2019|Climate Change|

Climate change has raised the risk of a fungal disease that ravages banana crops, new research shows. Black Sigatoka disease emerged from Asia in the late 20th Century and has recently completed its invasion of banana-growing areas in Latin America and the Caribbean. The new study, by the University of Exeter, says changes to moisture [...]

  • English Heritage potato starch packaging

English Heritage are thinking clever

By |2019-05-10T15:24:33+00:00May 8th, 2019|Eco-Friendly|

If you subscribe to English Heritage and The National Trust annual membership, you'll receive their annual pack with the handbook and car stickers, something of a hefty pack, particularly with all the sales leaflets inside. Well, I have to say congrats to English Heritage, they're undoubtedly thinking green, because what I thought was a plastic [...]

  • qe protest shipping industry

QE Students Lobby the Shipping Industry on Climate Change

By |2019-05-17T15:22:57+00:00May 7th, 2019|Climate Change, Protests|

Paper Boats sent to IMO Meeting in London to Protest Impact of Shipping Industry on Environment QE Students have found a creative way to call for change in the shipping industry to reduce its impact on Climate Change by sending over 1000 paper boats, with personal messages of protest, to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) [...]