Sunday, December 20, 2015

As the 21st session of the Conference of Parties

The 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) ended on a positive note as the participating member states agreed on a new climate change agreement.  

The main goal of the Paris conference was to achieve a global agreement to keep global warming below the critical threshold of 2°C of warming. In a significant move, the member states agreed to limit global warming to under 1.5°C of pre-industrial levels

With the planet already warming up at a rapid pace, achieving this goal requires the commitment of both developed and developing countries. Therefore, the Paris discussions also focused closely on national commitments to reduce greenhouse gases. In addition, discussions also focused on the role of larger economies and the developed states in supporting the sustainable development efforts of the poorer and more vulnerable countries.

You can of course learn more about the Paris climate agreement here:

Yet, while world leaders and environmental experts deliberated in Paris, what’s in this conference for you?

The effects of climate change are felt all over the world. Extreme heat wave, droughts and floods continue to impact lives and livelihoods across the world. Rising sea levels are seriously impacting the lives of coastal residents, with the poorest communities expected to be the most hard hit.

As we set to mark the beginning of yet another New Year, why not make a new commitment to do our bit for the planet – to help preserve it not just for us, but also for the future generations?  

Here’s what we plan to do at CoirGreen:

We’ve made a conscious effort to go-green this season.  

We’ve asked our employees to make a ‘green’ wish-list (we’re not asking for much here, this wish-list can include even the simplest, like reusing grocery bags!).

We’ve sticking up ‘green-tips’ across our office space, and once again, they are as simple as ‘switching off lights at the end of the day’.

Next year, we plan to share more information about environment-friendly living through our blog, because we believe that the more we know about how our actions impact the planet, the more we are willing to act!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Will you be switching off your lights?

Join CoirGreen™ and millions around the world this Saturday, 28th March, as we turn off our lights from 2030 - 2130 to mark Earth Hour 2015.

Earth Hour sweeps across 24 time zones and six continents. Organised by WWF, Earth Hour, brings together millions every year, in a symbolic lights out display to show they care for our planet and its future. With climate change continuing to challenge not just our lives and livelihoods, but also the future of the planet, Earth Hour, serves as a stark reminder that every little helps when it comes to protecting our planet.

At CoirGreen™, ensuring that our activities have minimum harm to the environment is at the heart of what we do. All our products are 100% natural and biodegradable. Not only that, in our attempt to be an ambassador for a greener tomorrow, we remain committed to promoting environmentally-friendly practices in our business and among our employees.

So, save the date!

Earth Hour belongs to you. Celebrate your commitment to the planet with your friends, family, community or at work - in your own way. A simple event can be just turning off all non-essential lights from 2030 – 2130.