Earth Day 2020

Earth Day is on 22 April 2020. The Earth is shared by all life, including humans, and its health is part of our continued survival. Humans are part of nature and the COVID-19 pandemic is a tragic reminder of that fact. We can try to control nature but it [...]

Earth Day 2019

Earth Day 2019 is on Monday, 22 April. As always, it is a good time to reflect on what Earth gives us and what we take away. This year, Econation marks the day with a few thought-provoking quotes that we hope will stimulate and inspire you. Earth is in [...]

The Benefits of Sustainability

There are many diverse benefits of sustainability. Sustainability maintains the health and biocapacity of the environment. Sustainability supports the well-being of individuals and communities. Sustainability promotes a better economy where there is little waste and pollution, fewer emissions, more jobs, and a better distribution of wealth. Getting the priorities [...]

Five things to consider on Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day. On Earth Day this year it would be great to take some time out and consider how you could make every day Earth Day. Here are some thought starters 1. Wake up and smell the earth Consider how you can make a better connection with [...]

The plastic plague

Plastics were a boon when they were first developed, like many technologies, but they have quickly become a plastic plague on the environment. Plastics were the wonder material of the twentieth century. It’s hard to believe that Bakelite, the first true man-made plastic, was synthesised in 1907, just over a century ago. [...]

Who owns water?

Water, water everywhere...but who owns water? All people need clean, fresh water because it is what we are made of. The average human is 60% water by weight. Water has an important role in nearly every major function in the body, regulating body temperature, carrying nutrients and oxygen to cells, [...]

A biofuel future?

Can we have a biofuel future? There are three main issues that opponents to biofuels have: They are made from food crops or grown on land that would otherwise be used for food crops Using food crops and land that is better suited for growing food crops will decrease the amount [...]

Nature Deficit Disorder

Most people spend about 95 percent of their time inside: in houses, cars, shops, cafes and offices. We are becoming an indoor species increasingly shut off from sky, land, waterways, plants and animals. Nature is becoming more and more abstract to us. We are disconnected from it and yet we [...]

8 good reasons to take your kids camping

There are many good reasons why you should get your kids out camping. It might be easier to stay at home where everything is convenient, where there are wall-sockets, appliances and gadgets, but then you and your children miss out on the joy and many benefits of camping. 1.     Camping is a [...]

The uncomfortable truth about climate change

With the Global Climate March happening around the world this weekend and the Climate Change meetings in Paris next week it is worth knowing the uncomfortable truth about climate change and why and how everyone should be involved. The evidence of Climate Change is overwhelming. 2015 is the hottest year on the record [...]