From the plastic cups containing our favorite Starbucks drinks to plastic bags holding our groceries, the world today is highly reliant on plastic and it is causing devastating effects on our environment.
Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing the world and its devastating effects include an increase in global temperatures, higher instances of droughts and heatwaves as well as a rising sea level.
Here’s a not-so-fun fact: 71% of the world’s greenhouse gases are generated by just 100 companies.
Companies exist to make profits — there’s no denying that. But taking into consideration the devastating consequences of climate change, it’s important for these companies to do their part, and take steps to reduce their impact on the environment. Read More
If you want to be more environmentally-friendly, you’d recycle your trash, use less disposable items, and… abstain from travelling?
Not many people realize this, but air travel is a huge contributor to climate change and global warming. In the US, for instance, transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, with flights accounting for 12% of total emissions.
On top of that, there’s the fact that global demand for flights is growing. If we continue at our current pace, analysts predict that emissions from air travel will increase by up to 7x by 2050.
The good news? Many airlines are now taking steps to become more eco-friendly and sustainable, and do their part for the environment.
In this blog post, we share the green initiatives that Singapore Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific, Air France and United Airlines have implemented, and discuss how these will impact the environment.
We hear the term “sustainable city” being thrown around all the time, but what does this mean, exactly? In a nutshell, sustainable cities are cities that work towards creating “environmentally, economically, and socially resilient surroundings” for their citizens. In doing so, these cities are careful not to compromise the needs of the future generation.
Want to learn about the world’s most sustainable cities, and find out where Singapore ranks on the list? Read on to find out more!
You have probably heard of carbon-neutral electricity and at iSwitch we provide it to all our customers, both residential and commercial. But what exactly is carbon neutral electricity and how do we deliver it in our price plans?
How do you consume energy in a way that’s more environmentally-friendly? If you were to ask the average man (or woman!) on the street, they’d probably bring up renewable energy, such as wind, solar, or geothermal energy.
Now, these DO produce less greenhouse gas emissions than traditional sources of energy, but unfortunately, they still cause pollution and environmental damage. Fuel cells, on the other hand, are totally clean – making them a vastly superior way of powering the world. In this blog post, we discuss how fuel cells work, and how countries such as China are championing the race to make hydrogen fuel cells a reality. Read on to find out more!
Renewable energy today is increasingly recognized as not just an alternative energy source to fossil fuels but as the preferred choice that is cost-effective and environmentally friendly.
From the advancement of clean technology to increasing government support and corporate adoption of clean energy such as wind power, the world is moving fast into an era where renewable energy is embraced and celebrated.