Eloise Jones gives us a dose of positivity from the last week.
It’s safe to say the festive period has well and truly begun.
Christmas trees are up, lights are glistening and gift shopping is well underway.
But with a whole host of positivity from across the country, Christmas isn’t the only thing to get excited about.
So, let’s take a look at our Three Acts of Kindness for this week.
Carnaby London announce their Christmas light installation – and it’s sustainable
Every single element of Carnaby London’s ocean-themed light display will be made from recycled materials.
The watery winter wonderland will feature repurposed fishing nets, post-use bubble wrap and over 1,500 recycled plastic bottles for its fish and coral ensemble.
Created in collaboration with ocean conservation charity, Project Zero, the installation’s aim is to highlight the beauty and importance of our ocean.
But, the use of recycled materials isn’t the only step Carnaby London are taking to ensure their sustainability.
The decorative paint is water-based, eco-friendly and vegan, whilst the lights are powered with 100 per cent renewably sourced energy.
If you visit the display, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the magical mermaid on Ganton Street!
A sensory garden for abused dogs has opened in Aberdeenshire
The Woof Top Sensory Garden has been created at the Scottish SPCA’s rescue centre in Drumoak.
The aim of the garden is to provide abused dogs with sensory simulation they’ve not yet experienced.
Featuring a whole host of dog-friendly obstacles, textures and plants, the garden gives the dogs a safe space to develop social skills.
The dogs at the farm are victims of abuse. Many of them are under-socialised and haven’t experienced life outside of a kennel.
They hope it will give the canines such much needed positivity.
Above all, the area gives abused dogs as many normal experiences as possible to better prepare them for settling into loving homes.
Formula 1 pledge carbon neutrality
F1’s 10-year-plan will see them achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
With a current annual output of 255,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, the sport has received an increasing level of criticism.
However that will change in the coming decade.
Cars on the track produce a meagre 0.7 per cent of F1’s emissions, which is why the plan primarily focusses on reducing the number of people who travel to each race.
Also, this is alongside the use of improved biofuels to power their cars, made up of biological material.
Fingers crossed that Formula One will lead the way for other large sports organisations and their sustainability journeys.
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