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F1 pledges to wipe out carbon footprint – Positive News – Positivity Article

Car racing franchise Formula 1 will be carbon neutral by 2030, according to a plan launched this month. According to the plan, Formula 1 will switch to low- or zero-carbon logistics and travel, as well as implementing ‘credible’ carbon offsetting and carbon sequestration programmes. The franchise’s estimated total emissions for 2019 are 256,551 tonnes. Emissions from F1 race cars themselves only comprised around 0.7 per cent of the total in 2018, while 45 per cent came from transporting race cars…

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European Investment Bank to end fossil fuel funding – Positive News – Positivity Article

The European Investment Bank has pledged to phase out its multibillion-euro funding of fossil fuel projects over the next two years. After 2021, the EU’s lending arm will no longer bankroll coal, oil or gas projects, and will instead make lending decisions that are in line with the Paris climate accord. The bank has announced that will invest €1trn towards climate-focused and sustainability projects over the next decade. EIB’s president, Werner Hoyer, described the shift in strategy as “a quantum…

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Beyond retro: is second-hand shopping catching up with fast fashion? – Positive News – Positivity Article

On World Kindness Day, we speak to the young people turning to charity shops and resale sites for a fashion fix that’s kinder to the planet Ninety-five per cent of Lottie Allen’s wardrobe is pre-loved. “It’s like a dressing up box,” says the 19-year-old pink-haired fashion student, who describes herself as obsessed with vintage clothes. One of Allen’s all-time favourites is an Alice-in-Wonderland-style dress which cost £5 and is a staple she wears regularly. From Brighton’s kilo markets and charity…

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Prayer of the Heart: An Excerpt From ’50 Ways To Pray’ – Spiritual Article

Let’s sit down and listen to our heart. Western culture tends to reward quick-thinking, fast, type-A people — but the constant distractions in our environment can make it hard to hear that one small voice we associate with God. Hearing that voice requires setting aside some time to focus, which helps us build our relationship with the Spirit, quiet our minds, shed our judgments and fears, and open ourselves to love just the way we are. We are constantly being…

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What went right? July–September 2019 – Positive News – Positivity Article

Amazon wildfires and political disarray were among the major headlines this summer. But from a new record in renewable energy, to defeating a deadly disease, there was also plenty to be positive about 1. Renewable energy sources provided record levels of electricity to UK homes and businesses between July and September Zero-carbon energy sources (renewables and nuclear power) provided the majority of electricity for homes and businesses in the UK this summer, overtaking fossil fuels for the first time. The…

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Change generator: meet the clean energy pioneer – Positive News – Positivity Article

Juliet Davenport pioneered a new way of powering homes when she founded Good Energy 20 years ago. Now, she’s at the forefront of business leaders proving that companies can do right by the planet as well as their shareholders Climate change rarely made headlines in the 1990s. Although the science was there, many people hadn’t heard it. Juliet Davenport felt there was a need for someone to take responsibility, but the lack of widespread knowledge made her self-appointed task of…

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Mass-scale reforestation has ‘mind-blowing potential’ to combat climate change, finds study – Positive News – Positivity Article

Planting billions of trees globally is by far the most impactful – and affordable – way to tackle the climate crisis, according to the scientists behind a new study. They have calculated that 0.9bn hectares of land worldwide are suitable for reforestation, and that planting new trees in these areas could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that human activity has sent into the atmosphere. The scientists described the figure as “mind-blowing”. The Crowther Lab of ETH Zurich has published…

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Free online gardening tool launched to help people support pollinators – Positive News – Positivity Article

A free app and website have been released by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to try to get more people growing flowers for bumblebees and other pollinating insects With global crashes in insect numbers causing concern, a free online gardening resource to get more people growing flowers for bumblebees and other pollinating insects has been launched. The Bee kind app and online tool, which helps people across the UK choose the best plants for pollinators in their gardens, window boxes or community…

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How We Learn From Our Parents How to Respond to Stress and Anxiety – Self Improvement Article

A lot of what we learn in life – including how we regulate our stress and emotions – is picked up by what we observe from others when we are developing at a young age. Our parents and upbringing can play one of the biggest roles in what habits persist later in our lives. This is why paying attention to family patterns is so essential for learning how to improve yourself and changing unhelpful behaviors. If you’re an easily stressed-out…

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How to Prevent a Negative Environment From Affecting You – Self Improvement Article

The surrounding conditions of a home exert powerful influence over all its inhabitants and should never be underestimated. Even if your natal chart shows luck in a certain department of life, the environment can deny its manifestation because of the lack of available facilities for that luck to express itself. The greatest care should be selected, therefore, where one lives. Usually higher and dryer places are better than lower and damp places; according to Feng Shui, one should not live…

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