Why Honey Bees Are Important & Ways We Can Protect Them

17.12.19

Guest blog by Francesca Willow.  Francesca is a writer and artist, and the force behind the blog Ethical Unicorn. Her work takes a holistic, fact-based approach to sustainable living and social justice. Through her writing, she aims to equip and inspire readers to live a more conscious, informed lifestyle and bring clarity to the sometimes confusing world of ethical living. Fran originally trained as a dancer, and has an MA in Theatre and Performance Studies with a specialism in cultural theory. She continues to work as an artist alongside her blog. Follow her @ethicalunicorn.

It has now been over a decade since bee welfare made its way into international conversation. Since then progress has been made, but public concern on the status of bees still exist today, and for good reason. So let’s take a closer look at the importance of bees, what is being done, and ways we can get involved.

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Save the bees

17.12.19

Guest blog by Just Eilidh. Once a family blogger, Eilidh now focuses on writing more about her passions, travel and sustainable living, however, as a mother at heart, her three children feature in some of her blogs. She has been taking inspirational steps to live more sustainably, including giving up fast fashion, changing her families habits, as well as creating a 6-week e-course helping others learn how to tackle the never-ending plastic in their lives. As UK green, lifestyle and travel blogger, she works collaboratively and creatively, showcasing and storytelling her travels, and talking about her favourite brands.

You will, by now, have heard that Britain’s bees are in danger of disappearing altogether, but you may be wondering, what’s the big deal? So it could shock you to hear that we, quite literally, couldn’t live without them.

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The Sustainability Goals and the “Decade of Delivery”

12.12.19

Isabel White of Low Carbon discusses the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals to the achievement of business climate ambitions.

We are approaching the ‘decade of delivery’ – the remaining 10 years in which we are to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. However, recent reports suggest that we are not on track to achieve the 2030 targets. Despite progress in a number of areas since the Global Goals were launched in 2015, overall, progress has been slow. The most vulnerable people and countries continue to suffer the most and the global response has not been ambitious enough.

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Looking ahead to COP25

12.11.19

Isabel White of Low Carbon discusses what to expect from the upcoming COP25

2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, created to reinforce global awareness about problems related to climate change. The Conference of Parties (COP) was established as the decision-making body of the Convention at which all parties to the Convention are represented.

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Using technology to nurture and protect our honey bees

18.10.19

Low Carbon is committed to making a positive and significant impact on the causes of climate change. While we’re primarily focussed on doing that through increasing the contribution of renewable energy, we are proud of our work to support localised biodiversity across our operations, and honeybees in particular.

Honeybees have a significant role to play in tackling climate change. At Low Carbon, we want to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere by providing clean and renewable energy generation at scale. However, to stop the climate from changing irreversibly, carbon that is already in the environment has to be removed.

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