We all know that smoking is harmful to the human body, but there is actually a second damaging side to smoking and cigarettes. Both cigarette smoke itself and the waste from cigarettes can have a major impact on the environment. In this piece, we’ll take a look at just how much damage smoking does on the environment and highlight some off the shocking statistics surrounding recklessly discarded cigarette butts too.
COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
It is not uncommon nowadays to hear about one or more animals facing the verge of extinction. For as long as the world has been habitable, species have come and gone but nowadays, due to poaching, deforestation and other issues associated with greed and monetary gain, we are now facing a rate of extinction that hasn’t been seen since that of the dinosaurs. Inis Environmental Services created this infographic on some of the endangered animals to raise awareness in people and maybe we can help to make a difference by sharing it.
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Up to 170 million hectares of forest could be destroyed by 2030 according to the World Wildlife Federation (WWF). The organisation has identified eleven forests that are major deforestation fronts and where 80% of forests loss is projected to take place over the next two decades under business-as-usual scenarios and without interventions to prevent losses.
This interactive StoryMap that Crowe’s Sawmills has put together, highlights 11 of the world’s most at risk forests:
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“To build a sustainable, climate-resilient future for all, we must invest in our world’s forests. That will take political commitment at the highest levels, smart policies, effective law enforcement, innovative partnerships and funding.”
– Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon