Sunscreens: do they really protect us?

If you are going to the beach this weekend, don’t forget to bring your sunscreen! However… did you know that 14.000 tonnes of sunscreen reach every year coral reefs, making them susceptible to bleaching, deforming baby coral and degrading its resilience to climate change? Most of the sunscreens are made from chemical UV filters of Read more about Sunscreens: do they really protect us?[…]

Fridays for Future and the rise of climate strikers around the world: A review on the movement’s origins, its impact and its future (II/II)

This is the continuation of a two-part article on the Fridays for Future movement. To read the first part, about the origins and expansion of the movement, please head here. The big strike of March 15th Fridays for Future’s growth and expansion during the fall of 2018 and beginning of 2019 culminated in the Global Read more about Fridays for Future and the rise of climate strikers around the world: A review on the movement’s origins, its impact and its future (II/II)[…]

Fridays for Future and the rise of climate strikers around the world: A review on the movement’s origins, its impact and its future (I/II)

On March 15th, more than 1,400,000 students around the world took to the streets to protest government inaction on climate change, in what was considered the biggest global climate action in history. More than 2,000 protests took place in over 125 countries, with Europe being the leading region in terms of organization and participation. These Read more about Fridays for Future and the rise of climate strikers around the world: A review on the movement’s origins, its impact and its future (I/II)[…]

Does my diet affect global warming?

We have all heard about Mediterranean cuisine, American cuisine, Indian cuisine, Mexican cuisine… Therefore, we could state that the diet we follow depends, to some extent, on our culture. And even if people have different habits, there is a clear global trend: Every time we eat more meat. In fact, meat production grows faster than Read more about Does my diet affect global warming?[…]

12 tricks to reduce your energy consumption at home

According to Eurostat, households represent a 25% of the final energy consumption in Europe, a sector only exceeded by transport, which represents a 33%. Understanding final energy as the energy that reaches the final consumer’s door, in the case of households this energy is mainly provided in the form of electricity and natural gas, and Read more about 12 tricks to reduce your energy consumption at home[…]

Global warming – Myth or reality?

Within the scientific community, there is a strong consensus regarding the existence of a global warming process, whose consequences would be devastating if no action is taken to stop it. However, there are many people – from normal citizens to the president of the United States –  denying climate change. Thus, in this first Weekly Read more about Global warming – Myth or reality?[…]

Welcome to the weekly post of Sustainability by Education!

As you may know, we are young professionals specialized in the field of renewable energy and sustainability, and our goal is to share our knowledge with as many people as possible. Our current way of doing this is to go to schools and organise interactive workshops with children and teenagers. However, we also believe that Read more about Welcome to the weekly post of Sustainability by Education![…]