Slow Food and the Future of Regional Communities

We all know fast food- food that is processed and made for people on the move, feeding our stomachs and busy lifestyles. However there are implications to the convenience of fast food. Some of the outcomes include poor nutrition, excessive packaging, stress on agricultural supply chains and ultimately a societal disconnection to food.  The ‘fast…

8 Tips For a Plastic Free Lifestyle

This month is Plastic Free July, so what better time to start a deep dive into my rubbish bin waste! I care about the environment and have already made some steps to reduce my impact so I thought going plastic free would be an easy next step. But the reality is that since moving to…

5 Ways To Bring the Circular Economy Into Your Life

As Plastic Free July hits for another year, I am becoming hyper aware of the plastic I consume and the alternatives available. This 'zero waste mindset' is something I see more and more people adopting in their lives. I was on a walking tour in Madrid recently and started chatting to a French woman about…

The Global Pact Saving Our Urban Food System

Today, just over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. According to the United Nations, by 2050 this is expected to grow to almost 70 percent with an additional 2.4 billion urban dwellers worldwide. Currently, global cities account for 3 percent of land mass but are responsible for the majority of resource consumption…

How Italy Is Evolving Capitalism Through B Corps

There is growing knowledge and acceptance (albeit often reluctantly) that current business practices are not working from the majority of people and our planet. It seems capitalism’s approach of profit maximisation through efficiency and growth at any cost may just be its own demise.  In response to these challenges, new businesses are forming around the…

The Innovative Global Network Tackling Climate Change

Summer in Spain is in full swing and the days seem to keep getting hotter and hotter, with extreme weather events like heat waves becoming the norm. On a hot Spanish day in Valencia, I was fortunate enough to meet with Jose-Luis Muñoz, the Director of EIT Climate KIC in Spain. Instead of being in a…

5 Ways the Spanish Government is Leading the Global Goals Agenda

With just over 10 years to go to reach the United Nations' The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), strong and urgent action must be taken now. There are 17 goals that create a global blueprint to ensure no one is left behind, focusing on protecting people and planet in all forms across the world. The goals…

How To Fix Capitalism

How did we get to this point in history where 8 men control half of the world's wealth? This statistic seems to always change slightly, but the reality is, there is an insane distribution of wealth within a very small and demographically similar group. Problem 1: Capitalism Works For The Few, Not The Many The…

Beyond Meat: The Future of Protein is Here

All of my close family and friends know one thing about me, I love meat! However since starting Planet B Insights (and for sporadic periods prior) I became a vegetarian. This is due to the heavy contribution the meat production industry has on climate change. As our planet faces more challenges with growing population, rise…

The Zone Of Hope: How Virtual Reality is Visualising Climate Change

The Aigües de Barcelona (Barcelona Water Authority) are behind the latest virtual reality experience in Barcelona, called The Zone of Hope. However this one has a twist. It is a virtual reality experience about climate change that allows you to travel in time and understand the environmental impacts in 2038, 2068 and 2093. Naturally, this…