Eating chicken is thought to have less of an impact on the planet than eating beef. But the truth is chicken can also wreak havoc on the climate. Producing soya to feed the billions of chickens eaten every year around the world has led to forest clearance on an epic scale, accelerating climate change and pushing wildlife into extinction.
This year, young people have been making history by taking part in school strikes to demand action on the crises affecting the environment. Here’s a list of five books that would make great Christmas gifts for the budding climate activists in your lives.
The festive season is an excuse to kick back and enjoy ourselves, but it can also result in mountains of wasted plastic. These top tips will show you how to reduce plastic at Christmas and other festivals throughout the year.
How we get our new government to face up to the scale of our climate and nature emergency
Ready to make some new year's resolutions? Making better choices and breaking bad habits is especially important for environmentalists in 2020 – the first year of the last decade for taking serious action on climate change. Here are 5 ideas to kickstart your greenest decade yet.
The climate emergency is also a plastic pollution emergency. The plastic footprint of UK supermarkets is bigger than ever. Ahead of the general election, here’s a deep-dive into plastic policies the political parties have presented in their manifestos.
Public concern about plastic pollution is at a high, and promises to tackle the problem are pouring out of supermarket PR machines. But new research shows that the plastic footprint of the top 10 UK supermarkets has actually increased over the past year. Here’s the breakdown.
With the general election rapidly approaching, Greenpeace UK's Political Lobbying Network volunteers are looking forward to working with the new intake of MPs. For International Volunteering Day, member Fi Radford shares her top tips for lobbying your newly-elected representative in parliament.
In May 2019, men with guns terrorised a village on the edge of a vast soya farming estate in Brazil, where huge traders Cargill and Bunge are well established. Yet another example of the human rights abuses that are so often linked to industrial agriculture, it was witnessed by Greenpeace researchers and journalists. This first hand account reveals how the ever increasing demand for meat and dairy is leading to violence against communities.