Sustainability

  1. The Repair Shop's Jay Blades: 'Make do and mend' for the planet

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    Video caption: The Repair Shop's Jay Blades says we can learn from the 'make do and mend' era.

    The Repair Shop's Jay Blades discusses how we could buy things in a completely different way to help save the planet.

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    Video caption: BBC Autumnwatch to showcase quarry reclaimed by nature

    The programme will feature wildlife inhabiting the area surrounding a former slate quarry in Powys.

  3. 'We want to unravel the impact we're having on the world'

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    Video caption: Liz Bonnin is joined by environmental experts to talk about climate denial and apathy.

    In the latest episode of our What Planet Are We On? Podcast, Liz Bonnin is joined by environmental experts to talk about climate denial and apathy.

  4. The environmental cost of recovery

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    Video caption: Can India balance growth with protection of its environment?
  5. The environmental cost of recovery

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    Video caption: Can India balance growth with protection of its environment?
  6. Is it time to reassess our relationship with nature?

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    Video caption: BBC Ideas explores humanity's relationship with the natural world

    Western societies tend to see nature and humanity as separate. But are there other ways of understanding our relationship with the natural world?

  7. Do we need to re-think our ideas of time?

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    Video caption: Do we need to re-think our concepts of time, asks BBC Ideas

    As a society, we're so focused on the short term. But is this wrecking the environment? Do we need to think more long term? If so, how?

  8. Is your pension contributing to climate change?

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    Video caption: BBC Ideas explores the connection between your investments and the health of the planet

    Sustainable finance experts Nina Seega and Steve Waygood explore the connection between your investments and the health of the planet.

  9. Photos of a forest rebellion hidden from the world

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    Video caption: The remote community who rejected the mining companies

    Photographer Federico Cabrera meets a remote Venezuelan community who have shunned lucrative offers mining companies, for the future of their forest.

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    Video caption: Nigeria: How palm oil helped me provide for my family

    By producing palm oil, Ezimma has managed to provide a home and education for her family.

  11. Zero waste lifestyles produces 78% less rubbish

    Jasmine Ketibuah-Foley

    Digital Journalist

    A person holding a recycling bin with recyclable materials inside

    Results from a zero-waste challenge, that saw 50 households reduce their waste output, have been revealed.

    Bristol Waste's #wastenothing challenge, which ran for a year from April 2019, found participants had 78% less general waste than the average household.

    The results released on 29 April, also showed they had 22% less food waste and 17% less recycling waste.

    At the start of the project, the households were equipped with a kit of reusable items, wax food wraps, reusable cups, a wormery for food waste and tips and support from local sustainable businesses, with the aim to produce as little waste as possible.

    Gwen Frost, head of innovation and sustainability at Bristol Waste said the participants had shown what a "phenomenal difference" a few "simple changes" could make.

    "Simply by planning your shop or remembering to take reusable items with you when you leave the house, you can reduce the waste you generate massively."

    Bristol Waste is looking to do another zero-waste challenge in 2020 with double the number of participants.

  12. Rebuilding Longyearbyen, Svalbard

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    Video caption: Can Longyearbyen be saved?