Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the most polluting shopping periods of the year, it is no use trying to dodge the fact or hide it away: overconsumption generates an increase in greenhouse gas emissions, waste of materials and clothes sales that soon will end up in a landfill.
On 10 October, they started out from Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence and cycled towards France. Then Spain and finally Morocco, from where they will board their long journey across the western backbone of Africa to Cape Town, the ultimate destination.
At the end of February, Urkell flew to Jordan for a short trip. It was the perfect chance to meet the crew of7Hillsin downtown Amman, a genuinely grassroots project that plays a key role in the community, revolving around the first skatepark built in the capital city.
The Glasgow climate conference was held a month ago triggering different reactions about the real impact of the commitments made and the agreements reached during this meeting. TheParis Agreement reviewconducted at Cop26 is considered unsatisfactory by many experts. After the conference, the most important deal was signed on thereduction of coal consumption(coal emissions represent approximately the 40% of the global carbon dioxide emitted), explicitly discussed for the first time at an international meeting on climate. A small step forward, but still not enough compared to the major issues on the table.