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Amazon Launches US$2 Billion Climate Pledge Fund Amid Reputation Crisis

3 Mins Read Amazon has just announced a US$2 billion for a new Climate Pledge Fund dedicated to sustainable technologies and services that will help the e-commerce giant achieve net-zero carbon emissions in its operations by 2040. It comes on the heels of its CEO Jeff Bezos’ Earth Fund, which did little to allay widespread criticism over the […]

#PlasticFreeOnline: Our Guide To Minimising Waste On Amazon Orders

4 Mins Read It can be difficult to completely quit all online shopping. Sometimes, there might be something that you really do need and cannot source from local stores, nearby shops, or even independent e-commerce sites, which leaves you with the final (dreaded) option of ordering your item from Amazon. Ideally, if you have the option to support […]

Jeff Bezos Pledges US$10 Billion For Planet After Tainted Climate Record

3 Mins Read Jeff Bezos, the founder of tech giant Amazon, has announced that he will donate US$10 billion to save the planet – not long after threatening to fire employees for speaking out about Amazon’s responsibility over the climate crisis. The new plans for Bezos Earth Fund also comes after the tech behemoth faced a wave of […]

Amazon Employees Protest Against The Tech Giant’s Climate Inaction

3 Mins Read Despite the multinational tech giant’s corporate rule barring workers from speaking about business, hundreds of Amazon employees have publicly criticised the company’s huge failure to meet its “moral responsibility” in the climate crisis. This comes after multiple high-profile employee walkouts in protest of Amazon’s contracts with large oil and gas firms, which are at the […]

Hong Kong Tops List of Worst Emissions Polluters Due To Excessive Meat & Dairy Consumption

3 Mins Read The University of Hong Kong‘s Department of Earth Science released a study last year revealing the significant greenhouse gas contributions that Hong Kong generates, predominantly fuelled by the city’s excessive appetite for meat. Results from the study indicate that if citizens cut back on meat and dairy intake in accordance with recommended nutritional guidelines, the […]

Sustainable Sexting: Green Queen’s Climate Conscious Emoji Guide

4 Mins Read Emojispeak totally count as a language on its own nowadays. But using the laughing face or the red heart emoji is so 2016. With 2019 being heralded as the Year of Zero Waste for some, and the Year of the Vegan for others, it’s now officially cool to be sustainable! So start using these climate-friendly […]

Amazon India To Ditch Single-Use Plastic Packaging By 2020

2 Mins Read Multinational online retail giant Amazon recently announced that their India operation will phase out all single-use disposable plastic packaging by June 2020. This move follows multiple strides taken by corporations to ditch plastic and reduce their environmental impact, in line with the Indian government’s fight against pollution. In response to consumer criticism about the overuse […]

The Amazon Crisis Isn’t Just About Beef, It’s Also About Cheap Soy

4 Mins Read What’s certain is that the growth in both the soy and beef industries have come at the expense of the Amazon rainforest. This past week netizens have been sharing their outrage about the Amazon, where fires are burning at a faster rate than ever before, blackening skies across the region and suffocating the vital organ […]

Global Race For Plant Food Innovation As Consumer Demand Continues To Skyrocket

3 Mins Read Consumer demand for plant-based proteins has accelerated, and manufacturers are now racing to compete in what is quickly becoming a highly competitive market. There is little sign of slowdown: companies are focused on innovating quality plant-based ingredients to keep up with increasingly healthy and environmentally conscious consumers, backed by the latest scientific research on the […]

New Harvard Study Says You Don’t Need Meat, Plant-Based Diet Provides Complete Nutrition

3 Mins Read In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers confirmed that all our nutritional needs can be satisfied without eating meat. In addition to being nutritionally sound, choosing plant-based alternatives would be more environmentally optimal, and conserve more protein and energy than conventional meat. Faced with our global climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and health epidemic, […]

8 Things You Can Do To Help Save The Amazon Rainforest

5 Mins Read As the raging wildfires continue to blacken skies across the Amazon region, enraged commentators have had little to say about what actions people can take beyond retweeting. There are actionable measures that we can all take right now to fight deforestation of the planet’s lungs, so that our impact does not just end with a […]

Q: Why Is The Amazon Burning? A: Because We’re Addicted To Meat.

4 Mins Read In Brazil, wildfires are deliberately started by farmers to make room for more animal agriculture, which dominates the Brazilian export industry. This has caused an alarming increase in deforestation rates, which contributes directly to climate change. Earlier this month, Brazil declared a state of emergency over the spike in the number of fires in the […]

Beyond Amazonia: Southeast Asia Is On Fire- Why Aren’t You Talking About It?

4 Mins Read Ever since the hashtag #prayforamazonia became a global Twitter trend this week, there has been a renewed interest in and awareness of the deforestation of the Amazon in relation to climate change. Commentators from all over are suddenly waxing poetic about the devastating loss of the planet’s lungs and criticising Brazil’s new far-right President, Jair […]