A new plastic to replace... plastic!
13 December 2020
Scientists in New York and China have been working on a remarkable new plastic which will hopefully see the end to non-biodegradable plastic waste which pollutes habitats and enters food chains.
Nature has come up with the answer and it has been discovered that we can make plas..
Award Winning Business
Over the past 5 years, Amell has dedicated her time to Sustainable Development engagement campaigns, empowering children, adults and the whole community to adapt their lifestyles. This culminated with Amell creating her Social Enterprise "MAINTENANT Sustaining Now" in 2017. MAINTENANT produces educational game..
No procrastination, just action. MAINTENANT
Amell Amatino explains how her own curiosity about sustainability science resulted in a passion for educating others on topics including climate, biodiversity, global citizenship and healthy living.
This article has been published in the Sustainability Community blog of NATURE journal..
Britain records greenest day ever over easter
On Easter Monday, the UK’s electricity came from nearly 80% renewable energy.
This is the highest on record so far. It is important because the UK has pledged that all our energy will be produced this way by 2030.
The weather was windy and sunny and so 60% came from wind energy and sol..
COP26 - Wins for the Planet
The COP26 was a two week event where the world came together to find common ground and solutions to the climate crisis. Did they succeed?
There were some momentous and surprising announcements during COP26 that we should all be extremely hopeful about.
The first was the announcement by the over 130 countrie..
Protesting for change: students demand sustainable education
MAINTENANT Sustaining Now attend parliamentary reception to launch Teach the Future
It is an undeniable fact that young people have been leading the charge when it comes to protesting about climate change and demanding action to protect their futures. We have become accustomed to..
Scientists describe the benefits of green spaces to mental health
Scientists are now able to prove that there are huge benefits to being outdoors in greenspaces such as parks!
These benefits include:
Decreases depression, anxiety and lifts mood
Improve sleep and reduce stress and increase happiness
Improves interactions w..
Shortlisted for prestigious environmental award
Future Sustainability Leader
Amell Amatino, founder of sustainability social enterprise MAINTENTANT, has been shortlisted for a prestigious IEMA Sustainability Impact Award. The winners of the awards, which recognise people and businesses that are making a difference in ..
We are a registered Community Interest Company – the official nomination for Social Entreprises. As such we have the obligation to submit each year our Impact Report.
Our mission is to empower children, adults and the whole community to adapt their lifestyles now for a better future. We achieve this by teaching the Science of Sustainable Developm..
Focus on higher education
Our Impact Report 2019 outlines all the progress we made last year, as well as identifying areas we are looking to target in the future. We are proud of the number of people we have been able to engage and inspire, the feedback we have had on the quality and relevance of our educational resources and content and the ov..
Covid time impact
There is no denying that 2020 was a challenging year for MAINTENANT, with unforeseeable events and changes,
projects put on hold and clients cancelling planned work due to the uncertain times.
But even so we have powered through and worked hard on keeping the business but most importantly
our impact on the communit..
Leaders from around the world work together to combat climate disruption
We already have the knowledge and know-how to combat climate breakdown – we must just learn to listen!
Around the world, indigenous people have lived on their land and been connected to it for thousands of years. They have always lived there happily by not taking too ..
Summary of latest UN Climate Change report
2nd part of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report
Climate crisis and war in Ukraine
The release of latest UN Climate Change report was eclipsed by the war in Ukraine, despite its alarming conclusions for our civilisations because of the worsening of the climate br..
International Women’s Day 2020
Spend International Women’s Day learning about remarkable women working for change. Pauline “Polly” Higgins (1968-2019) was one of them, and today we want to celebrate her life’s work, as her vision for a sustainable future is more important now than ever. This visionary lawyer-turned-activist quit her high-level ..
Biodiversity and sustainability’s role in preventing pandemics
Globalisation and lack of environmental sustainability are the cause of the increased spread of zoonoses, such as Covid-19. While finding a vaccine may bring this current crisis to an end, to avoid new pandemics we must address the root cause of these outbreaks and build more sust..
This exercise is about gathering some positive achievements in 2018 from all around the world on Sustainable Development. There may not be as many as we wish for, but there are certainly more of them than expected. To start this new year, let’s focus on the good news and aim at making them grow.
Changes of social norms have been clearly..
2019’s Good News in a Nutshell
Our dear friends,
Now that the festive season is over and January is in full swing, it can only mean one thing… it’s time for our annual Retrospective for 2019!
Each year we compile a subjective news report, focusing on positive human impact and environmental solutions to celebrate the amazing p..
Good news retrospective for 2020
To start 2021 on a positive note, we have compiled some of the good news that 2020 brought us. While the past year has been challenging, it has deeply transformed us and our societies. It was also eye-opening about the state of the Earth, so now let's move on, be resilient and build back better.
Space food to feed the world!
Sustainability is really all about improving the efficiency and fairness of how we all live on Earth. It’s ensuring that, in the future, everybody has a good quality of life. We need to innovate and create better ways of living so that we can enjoy our planet and be healthy.
An exciting competition, The D..
MAINTENANT announce support for Teach the Future
Teach the Future are preparing to reform the entire education system to address the climate crisis
Teach the Future are students campaigning for a complete reform of the education system to teach them the truth and prepare them for the future and we are fully behind them. We have spent the la..
Tequila fish: A Freshwater success story
3 March 2022
Conservationists in Mexico and from the UK are hopeful that the reintroduction of Tequila Fish into Mexico's rivers will lead way to a full and healthy ecosystem recovery
Many of Mexico’s water ways are so polluted that freshwater species of fish and..
THE ECO HUB
Our new website, THE ECO HUB, has now been launched!
Having spoken to teachers in our work with schools, we have seen the growing desire for good quality, quick ideas to incorporate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into their curriculum. According to a recent survey by Teach the Future, 75% of teachers don’..
The Ocean Cleanup
Imagine being in school and thinking of an idea which could change the world and make the Earth a better place. That’s exactly what happened to Boyan Slat when he was just 16 years old! After scuba diving in Greece with his family, he saw so much plastic floating around in the water, that he wondered “Why we can’t we just..
Leaving No One Behind
Our generation is facing unprecedented challenges like pollution, loss of biodiversity and climate disruption. To this end, the United Nations has implemented an international program on Sustainable Development that will run until 2030. A worldwide cooperation is essential to tackle these issues.
United Nations Sus..
Veganuary is picking up speed!
Veganuary has been promoting a vegan lifestyle since 2014 and is starting to make positive changes to our lifestyles, businesses and our planet!
Before 2014, vegans were often viewed as a little strange. Many assumed that they only ate salads and were unhealthy with little energy. Fast forward to 2022 and ..
Women in construction
Thinking about career choices can be both exciting and daunting. When we are children many of us dream freely and believe we can become anything we want. But somewhere along the line as adults it is easy to adopt a different view. We at MAINTENANT want to harbour the young person’s feeling of excitement, curiosity, co..
Download our Women in Science poster here!
We have created a poster celebrating amazing women whose legacy must be widespread. This poster is free to download and is the perfect tool to introduce Sustainable Development while also celebrating both International Women’s Day and British Science Week.
These change-makers are featured in our educ..
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