Never underestimate the power of the ocean – a flat, calm sea one day can become a powerful and almighty force the next, which can churn up a very different experience.
However, potential dangers aside, we mustn’t underestimate its power because, quite simply, without the oceans, we wouldn’t be here.
Oceans keep us alive, providing at least 50 percent of the planet’s oxygen and absorbing about 30 percent of the carbon dioxide we produce - a healthy ocean plays a critical role in the climate crisis solution.
What goes around definitely comes around as far as the circular economy is concerned. The aim is to eradicate waste by utilizing what we already have on the planet and keep items in working order to help close the loop.
The move towards a circular economy in favor of the traditional, linear economy which focuses on the ‘take-make-dispose’ model, brings more benefits than just protecting the earth’s natural resources.
Behind the scenes of the impactful roles we place, the teams we build, our dedication to tackling climate change and sustainability challenges, is our ever-growing and passionate team. In our ongoing ‘Faces of Acre’ series, we want to shine a spotlight on the people who make up the Acre team and give our employees a platform to share their passions, speak up on important topics and talk about the pro bono work they take part in.
Asian hate crime has increased ten times since Covid-19 reared its ugly head, with racism and extreme violence threatening the lives of many members of the AAPI community (Asian American and Pacific Islander).
Asian Americans claim to have been targeted more than a staggering 500 times in the last two months, according to Stop AAPI Hate, a coalition that tracks violence and harassment against the community.
It has released data highlighting the number of incidents reported, which surged from 3,795 to 6,603 in March of this year alone.
“We are the first generation to deeply understand Ocean issues and the last generation who can stop them”
Acre’s partner charity Plastic Oceans UK has been operating since 2009, dedicated to raising awareness on plastic pollution. Their award-winning documentary ‘A Plastic Ocean’ was named by Sir David Attenborough as “One of the most important films of our time’, igniting public awareness about the continuous impact plastic has on the ocean.
Earth Day is upon us once again this week and there has never been a more urgent call for people around the globe to unite and work towards combating the world’s climate crisis.
With a billion people celebrating Earth Day each year, the international day of environmental action focuses on a ‘Restore Our Earth’ theme for 2021. The theme brings a greater sense of urgency to reduce our impact on the planet and address how we may start to repair the ecosystems worldwide.
by Josh Jeffries, Senior Development Coach at Acre Frameworks
If you are anything like me, you aim to be mindful when shopping for clothes. Buying ethical and sustainable garments is the obvious way forward to lower the environmental impact – but it often comes with a hefty price tag.
The fashion industry is a major polluter (just behind aviation which is the worst culprit) and we are buying 60 per cent more clothing than we did 15 years ago.
Every year hundreds of delegates flock to an annual conference hosted by Ceres, the influential non-profit organization, to strengthen the business case for sustainability.
The institutional investors, corporate executives, policy-makers and regulators arrive en masse to embark on a week of workshops, panels and seminars to help build a sustainable future for people and the planet.
When the Covid-19 crisis started to unfold in early spring last year, little did we know about what we could expect. The coronavirus quickly spread around the world and pressured global leaders into taking preventive measures to contain the virus that had the potential to severely affect human health. Those measures showed some initial signs of positive change in terms of carbon production and biodiversity.