Gucci Nails Yet Another Trend: Sustainability. From the Gucci Summer 2017 fashion show.
Getty Images Abandoned fishing nets, waste from production and the fluff of carpeting are set to be used in forthcoming collections from Gucci. This isn’t just another artistic expression from creative director Alessandro Michele, but rather an attempt for the brand to further its sustainable footprint. Those aforementioned waste materials are used to in the creation of ECONYL, a nylon fabric created by Italian textile producer, Aquafil. The fabric is part of a closed loop production cycle: it’s woven entirely from found waste and is, in turn, 100 percent regenerable. That might explain why Gucci, the purveyor of furry leather slides and a $28,000 off-the-rack dress, has decided to use ECONYL in the production of their men’s 2017 outerwear.
Gucci’s parent company, Kering, has a strong sustainability mission. Sea Shepherd Conservation Society - On Giving Tuesday We Need You... Details Save the vaquita porpoise and other marine species On Monday, we will officially launch our most ambitious campaign this year, Operation Milagro III.
This campaign aims to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise from imminent extinction. We must raise the necessary funds to sustain this campaign and urgently need your help to save the vaquita. We therefore ask that you mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday on November 29, 2016 and use this time to help us save the vaquita. We invite you to join the movement with Sea Shepherd and to help "get out and give," this November 29th. Build a fundraising page with your co-workers or friends to raise money for #GivingTuesday. Our 40th anniversary year is approaching and while we have made great strides, there is still so much more work to do. Sincerely, Captain Paul Watson Founder and Director Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Plight of the sea - The Roundup News. The ocean covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, and to protect the serenity of marine life, the Vegan Society is taking a stand with the help of others.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, established in 1977, is a non-profit marine wildlife conservation organization with the mission to end the destruction of habitats, slaughter of wildlife and to protect the ocean, according to their mission statement. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society of Los Angeles presented their film, “Why Just One? ,” to Pierce College students on Nov. 19 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Great Hall. This film focuses on sea turtles and their species coming to an end due to various reasons, including poaching. What are microbeads and why should we ban them? - Canada Journal. We applaud the federal government’s decision to ban harmful microbeads.
We are happy to finally say goodbye to these problematic plastic particles that have polluted Canada’s rivers and lakes for far too long, putting fish, wildlife and human health at risk. According to announced draft regulations, Canada will ban the sale of toiletries used to exfoliate or cleanse containing microbeads by July 1, 2018, and ban the sale of natural health products, non-prescription drugs and toothpaste containing microbeads by July 1, 2019. What are Microbeads? Microbeads are tiny particles of plastic less than 1mm in size that can be spherical or irregular in shape and produced in a multitude of colors. Microbeads are manufactured for use in consumer products such as body and face scrubs to produce a “feel good factor”. Polyethylene (PE), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), nylon, polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polypropylene (PP). Untitled. Tesco bans microbeads from all products.
The Government must bring in a full ban on plastic “microbeads” in all household and beauty products that are washed down the drain, campaigners have urged.
Environmental groups made the call for a comprehensive ban on the tiny particles which add to plastic pollution in oceans, as Tesco announced microbeads would be removed from all own brand cosmetic and household products by the end of 2016. Speaking at an event on Greenpeace's ship Esperanza, Tesco's group quality director Tim Smith also said the company had contacted the brands it sells to ask them what was in their products and what their plans were to remove them. Microbeads, which are added to products ranging from face scrubs and toothpastes to kitchen cleaners, are washed down the drain into the seas where they can be swallowed by fish and crustaceans with potentially harmful effects. He said smaller plastic pieces were more harmful as they could get further into tissues. #SurfTherapy - Waves For Change. #SurfTherapy - Waves For Change. Surf Contest Cancelled by Sewage Spill. Oh, the irony.
A surf contest intended to raise awareness about issues impacting our oceans, waves, and beaches along the west coast of the US/Mexico border has been canceled for two very ironic reasons: a sewage flow and high surf. The idea behind the event is an interesting one. Surfrider San Diego and Surfrider Baja hold two surfing events at the same time, one on either side of the border. Surfrider Baja’s occurs at Playas de Tijuana with Surfrider San Diego’s at Border Field State Park. Finding Dory: Sea Life aquarium invites visitors to learn about sea creatures in interactive trail. As loveable Dory returns to our cinema screens for the sequel to Finding Nemo, Sea Life centres in London and Brighton are inviting visitors to learn all about blue tangs and clownfish.
On an interactive trail, you will be able to learn about the real life versions of the Disney Pixar characters that feature in Finding Dory. The trail is led by the movie's star sea creature Hank (voice of Ed O'Neill), a cantankerous octopus who appears in many displays revealing fishy facts and providing collectible 'letters', which will need unscrambling at the end of the journey to earn a reward. “Like Finding Nemo before it, the new film is likely to inspire an interest in marine life among millions of children, which is why we’re delighted to be associated with it,” event organiser Jamie Turner said.
Finding Dory follows on from the 2003 Oscar-winning animation Finding Nemo, but this time sees blue tang Dory take on a quest to find her parents. Booking. KIDS OCEAN DAY. Eight-year-old Allen Martinez had never been to the beach before participating in the Malibu Foundation’s KIDS OCEAN DAY Adopt-A-Beach School Program.
Quoted by The Los Angeles Times on October 5, 1993, he said, “Cleaning the beach with my classmates made me feel hopeful.” Gazing at the horizon, a plastic litterbag dangling at his side, he remarked on how blue the water looked. “The whole place looks so beautiful, I think I can save the Earth.” The Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education is a Los Angeles City based non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to a sustainable and healthy planet for all life by educating and motivating people into action. KIDS OCEAN DAY is a project of The Malibu Foundation for Environmental Education that specializes in school outreach and coastal quality issues. EDUCATION + ACTION = PROTECTION. Get in Formation: Hundreds of kids and volunteers call for plastic-free seas by forming 'Trashzilla' on Hong Kong beach. Over 800 children, teachers, and volunteers formed a Godzilla-esque monster, dubbed "Trashzilla" on a local beach yesterday morning to raise awareness of the need for ocean protection.
Hundreds of young "ocean ambassadors" flocked to Repulse Bay Beach from schools all over Hong Kong and Macau to call for plastic free seas at the fourth annual Kids Ocean Day in Hong Kong. Kids Ocean Day volunteers chat with Ocean mascot Efrain. Photo: Chad Gardella Photography/Ocean Recovery Alliance/Malibu Foundation/Spectral Q With the help of teachers, volunteers, and aerial artist John Quigley, the budding young conservationists came together to form a fearsome-looking creature they dubbed "Trashzilla".
Underneath it, participants formed the urgent message, "Stop Trashzilla! " Photo: Alastair Gray Photography/Ocean Recovery Alliance/Malibu Foundation/Spectral Q In the upper left corner was "垃圾蟲", or "Lap Sap Chung", which literally means "litterbug". Got a tip? To Save Fragile Ocean Fish, This Surfer Turned to Science. This summer, photographer and conservationist Shannon Switzer Swanson was traveling in a small open boat with six Filipino men, all workers in the aquarium fish trade, when she started to get nervous.
She had been filming the harvesters collect fish off remote Camiguin Island in the northern Philippines. By the time they were finished, it was mid-afternoon and the swell had started to rise. As they traveled back to Santa Ana, a town on the much larger island of Luzon, they hit a risky open channel and the waves started crashing into the boat. “It was comical in the beginning, because we were getting doused with waves coming overboard, but not enough to flood things,” says Swanson. So, let's talk green: Tourism at risk. The joy and happiness that tourism provides for tourists is at risk. When we examined the risk of climate change to tourism, last week, I gave the example of the bleaching of the Great Barrier reef because of acidification of the oceans due to global warming. In this second article, I will talk about the detrimental effects of unplanned unsustainable mass tourism. Tourism accounts for 10% of the global GDP valued at US$7.6 trillion, employing 277 million jobs in 2014.
Tourism is a rapidly growing source of income across India, producing 6.3% of the country's GDP in 2015 and with a predicted annual growth rate of 7.5%, with the sector currently supporting 37 million jobs across the country. The factor that puts tourism at risk, that is the subject of this article, is unplanned unsustainable mass tourism, which is beginning to have negative effects on destinations.
A classic example of this is Venice - a tourist's paradise. Saving sea turtles good for tourism, too. Seven of the world’s eight sea turtles species nest on the beaches of Mexico – undertaking the serious business of reproduction in 17 of the country’s 32 states. That means 53% of Mexican national territory, which is flanked by both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, is home to sea turtles. But in a country with one of the world’s most extensive shorelines, nesting beaches for turtles are disappearing.
Climate change, human development and the complex interaction between the two are to blame. Across the world, turtle species are already endangered: most populations have seen a drastic decline of more than 80% in under 20 years. The animals that are being harmed by plastic bags - BBC Newsbeat. Government must ban all plastic plastic 'microbeads' in household and beauty products. The government has been urged to bring in a full ban on plastic microbeads in all household and beauty products that are washed down the drain. Environmental groups called for a comprehensive ban just as Tesco announced microbeads would be removed from all own brand cosmetic and household products by the end of 2016.
The tiny particles add to plastic pollution in oceans and were the subject of the Daily Mail's successful 'Ban the Beads Now' campaign which called for Government action on the industrial use of microbeads. Microbeads, which are added to products ranging from face scrubs and toothpastes to kitchen cleaners, are washed down the drain into the seas where they can be swallowed by fish and crustaceans with potentially harmful effects. Zombie Corals: Ghost Town of Dead Corals in the Pacific is Coming Back to Life. Nov 21, 2016 05:13 AM EST An underwater graveyard of dead corals in the Pacific is slowly coming back to life, scientists found. Just a year ago, scientists examined the coral reefs in Kiritimati, a remote island in the Pacific.
What used to be a stunning site had become an underwater ghost town: 85 percent of the coral was dead and 10 percent was sick because of coral bleached. Former Great Barrier Reef marine park head calls for ban on new coalmines. The former head of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has called for a ban on all new coalmines in Australia, saying the move is needed to protect the Great Barrier Reef from climate change. “I love the reef and I have worked to preserve it since 1979; I will oppose anything that threatens to destroy it,” said Graeme Kelleher, who was the first chief executive of GBRMPA, a position he held for 16 years.
“The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the world.” Kelleher, who is also a member of the Ocean Elders – a group of global leaders concerned about ocean conservation including Richard Branson, James Cameron, Jane Goodall and EO Wilson – said: “Australia cannot have a healthy Great Barrier Reef and a continuing coal industry.” Kelleher put his name to a petition started by Greenpeace Australia Pacific, calling on the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, to put an immediate ban on all new coalmines. Coral spawning less in northern reef, scientists say. Posted. Ocean acidification accelerates erosion of coral reefs: Researchers found that increased activity by worms and other organisms act on coral skeletons. Scientists studying naturally high carbon dioxide coral reefs in Papua New Guinea found that erosion of essential habitat is accelerated in these highly acidified waters, even as coral growth continues to slow.
Where is the Great Barrier Reef, what is coral bleaching and how many deaths are there each year? Coral reefs may yet survive global warming, study suggests. Great Barrier Reef: why are government and business perpetuating the big lie? Why the death of coral reefs could be devastating for millions of humans. Study: How Much of an Environmental Threat Is Ocean Garbage? Chelsea Rochman, an ecologist at the University of California, Davis, has been trying to answer a dismal question: Is everything terrible, or are things just very, very bad?
Rochman is a member of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis’s marine-debris working group, a collection of scientists who study, among other things, the growing problem of ocean trash. 'Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows. The vast patch of garbage floating in the Pacific Ocean is far worse than previously thought, with an aerial survey finding a much larger mass of fishing nets, plastic containers and other discarded items than imagined. The Plastic Polluting the Oceans Smells Like Lunch to Marine Life. Think all birds find dinner using their eagle-eye vision? Ocean could be on edge of destruction. Waste not want not: The ugly truths behind trash. Aurora Robson, Sculptor - Emagazine.com. More Plastic Than Fish In the Ocean? Time To Fix That.
The Heartbreaking Reason Plastic Kills So Many Birds. This Hermit Crab Shows Just How Ubiquitous Our Trash Problem Really Is. When seabirds smell plastic in the ocean, they think it's time to eat. 800 children and volunteers form 'Trashzilla' monster on Repulse Bay to fight ocean trash. "Trashzilla" protests against polluting of Hong Kong's oceans.
Adidas and Volcom Make Fashion Statement out of Ocean Plastic Trash. Here Are Some Easy Ways To Protect Animals From Climate Change. Devastating Effect Of Ocean Acidification Brings Danger; Study Warns : Nature & Environment. PHL fisheries to decline by up to 50% by 2050 due to climate change –researchers. Major Ocean Current Widening As Climate Warms: Intense Winds Increasing Turbulence In Indian Ocean's Agulhas Current. How We Can Defend the Ocean now that Trump Will Be at the Helm of the Ship of State. Here's How the Rising Sea Will Remake the Coastlines of Endangered U.S. States and Drown Much of the World We Know. Climate change effects felt deep under the ocean – Echonetdaily. Ocean acidification study offers warnings for marine life, habitats. The oceans are suffocating: Climate change is causing low oxygen levels. November: climate change panel oceans. Deep sea coral in North Atlantic faces threat from climate change.
The Ocean is Losing its Breath, and Climate Change is Making it Worse. Americans want a shark fin ban. Leonardo DiCaprio, Morgan Freeman Join Call to Ban Sale of Shark Fins in U.S. - EcoWatch. Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act. The Shark Fin Ban That Should Be Banned. Keeping the Sharks at Bay ‹ Pepperdine Graphic. Sabah will lose tourists to Philippines without shark-finning ban, says state minister. A perfect storm: climate change and overfishing. Mediterranean swordfish threatened by overfishing, WWF tells fishing nations. Overfishing could be the next problem for climate change. Facial Recognition Tech Could Help Fight Overfishing - Seeker. Overfishing and Shark-Finning Aren't Just Terrible for Wildlife—They Could Increase the Pace of Climate Change.
Shark nets 'no protection', government scientist says. Baird in Ballina to launch shark net trial. Premier caught up in a shark net during visit – Echonetdaily. Protesters confront Mike Baird over Ballina shark net installation. Protesters confront Mike Baird over Ballina shark net installation. Daily Telegraph. Abandoned fishing nets: The irony of the sea that keeps on catching (and killing) – National Geographic Society (blogs)
Rio’s youth say no to ocean pollution. FrontPageAfrica Newspaper - From Pollution to Protection: How to Save Our Ocean? How Overfishing, Shark-Finning May Worsen Climate Change - Civil Beat News. Number of Two-Headed Sharks Increase Due to Genetic Abnormalities From Overfishing? Overfishing and shark finning speeding up climate change. How overfishing and shark-finning could increase the pace of climate change. How overfishing and shark-finning could increase the pace of climate change. Mystery of the TWO-HEADED shark.
Thousands of Chinese ships trawl the world, so how can we stop overfishing? Celebrities Join Forces in Hollywood to Save our Oceans. 10 Celebrities Who Are Ocean Warriors. Volcom’s Sustainability Initiative Turns Fishing Nets into Bikinis. Flotsam and fashion: recycler of 'ghost' fishing nets makes marine litter trendy. Beyond the panic: the facts about shark nets. Yoga wear brand helps clean up oceans. Most of the Great Barrier Reef above this line is now dead. Five things we can do right now to save the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef coral dead, damaged from bleaching event, survey finds. Sportswear companies make fashion statement out of ocean trash. Sportswear companies make fashion statement out of ocean trash. Sportswear companies make fashion statement out of ocean trash.
Adidas creates new Real Madrid and FC Bayern Munich kits from recycled ocean plastic as part of eco-innovation drive. Adidas creates trainers made out of ocean waste in effort to reduce plastic in waters around world. Protestors dump hundreds of fake limbs on Russian embassy. Women in France strike to protest gender pay gap. Women around the world react to Trump’s presidency. Donald Trump’s election sparks protests across the US. New Balance expresses support for Trump, people burn shoes. M.I.A. asks fans to make own merchandise to save environment. US students walk out of school to protest election result. David Bowie art auction: First day smashes estimate with £24m total.