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Sustainability News Preview of 2021

We’ve covered a lot of sustainability news, fun, facts and reviews during 2020. 2021 is set to be an even more challenging year. In this episode we preview some of the trends, challenges and events that will be prevalent in 2021.
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Sustainability News Preview of 2021
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We’ve covered a lot of sustainability news, fun, facts and reviews during 2020. 2021 is set to be an even more challenging year. In this episode we preview some of the trends, challenges and events that will be prevalent in 2021.

01:12 Top story in 2021

It has to be COVID
  • Vaccine Wars?
  • Attention distraction
  • Green recovery?????? (Unlikely)
  • Another year of missed targets?
  • World focus will only turn to Climate change in Nov (COP26)

10:25 Upcoming Challenges

January – Technology re-use & recycling
February – Basic Sustainability Education
March – Food Waste
Got suggestions for other challenges in 20201? Let us know!

14:20 Upcoming Events

Jan – National Climate Change Conference in UK, Climate Adaption Summit – Holland – Of course Veganuary
Feb – Fairtrade fortnight, Sustainability Leaders forum
Mar – Food Waste Action Week, Economist Sustainability Week
Apr – Earth Day, World Future Energy Summit
May – Mental Health Awareness Week
Jun – Volunteer Week, Bike Week, World Environment Day, World Oceans Day, Deforestation Day, Rainforest Day
Jul – Plastic Free July
Aug – National Allotments Week
Sep – Euro-Global Climate Change Conference, World Climate Change Conference
Oct – World Mental Health Day
Nov – COP26 Glasgow – UN Climate Change conference, WHO Conference on Health & Climate Change

19:32 Trends to watch

  • Green investment
  • Slower fashion
  • On demand as a means of waste reduction
  • Survival over sustainability
  • Reuse, recycling, renewable – by individuals and by brands
  • Sharing/renting economy
  • More White elephants. . .
  • A trickle of transparency
  • Storage over generation

31:15 Spotlight

We will be featuring many more products, services and organisations in 2021.

Are you are BCorp or do you provide sustainable products or services? Get in touch as we’d love to have you on the show.

33:22 Behind the Scenes

We’ll be running more competitions in 2021. If you’d like to sponsor a competition or offer a prize let us know.

The Green Elephant Show is going visual. Early in 2021 we’ll be releasing our video show and continuing to bring you  the best sustainability information and entertainment.

Our energy saving Planet Device will be coming to market. Look out for our Crowdfunder coming early in the new year.

Our holding company, Gydeline Ltd, will continue to provide sustainability policy, progress, governance and technology consulting services. Please visit for more information.

35:55 Fact or Fake

We put 43 of our Fact or Fakes into the wild for listeners to take part in. 21 of these they got correct, 22 were wrong. On the whole wins were finely balanced whereas losses were hugely in favour of the loss. Also important stuff was more likely to be got wrong – Paris Agreement, Plastics, Emissions etc Whereas Car Sales, Animals, Dates were those that were more successful.

Some small changes to Fact or Fake in 2021. We’re opening up the contest to Host Vs Guests Vs Listeners. If you want to enter then please get in touch for a change to win a Fact or Fake T-shirt!

See you in 2021

 

If you have any stories we should be discussing get in touch @greenelepod or studio@greenelephant.show