Green Issues: A little here and there is getting us nowhere
Jan29

Green Issues: A little here and there is getting us nowhere

Last edition I spoke about some of the positive things that came out of 2018 by certain people’s intentions and actions to make a difference to the natural environment around them. I’ve been thinking quite a bit about this since and I don’t mind admitting, it’s pretty overwhelming. I’ve always been an advocate of doing what you can, when you can. Unfortunately, money has always played a big part in living ‘environmentally...

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Resolve to save the planet

Many people talk about new year’s resolutions at this time of year. I understand it to some degree, but for me, if you see something that you would like to change, do more of, do less of and know it’s something good, then doing it any time of the year is good! I would like to have a look back over 2018 and talk about the environmental successes of those people, projects and organisations who started their campaigns and had, and kept,...

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Green Issues: Rebel against our Extinction
Dec30

Green Issues: Rebel against our Extinction

You may have noticed that for the first time in 66 editions, I did not write the Green Issues column last time. We received that piece from a lady who had been at an Extinction Rebellion protest and felt that it needed to be published. However, what exactly is Extinction Rebellion? It’s Christmas-eve-as-a-kid-stomach-knotting exciting. It’s huge and getting bigger every day. For many years we have been warned that the way we live, use...

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Green Issues: THE BRIDGE
Dec20

Green Issues: THE BRIDGE

Guest Green Issues article by Jodi Feist The police officer spread his legs further apart to widen his stance, firmly rooted on the Southwark Bridge. I broke into a mild cold sweat as I looked this musclebound man in the eye. As the other “arrestables” from our Extinction Rebellion Totnes group verbally start to justify our actions of physically blocking traffic of the five major London bridges, I stay quiet, realising that the...

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Okehampton hospital ‘flooded’ again
Nov16

Okehampton hospital ‘flooded’ again

The Moorlander has learned that part of Okehampton hospital was forced to close last weekend for the second time in six weeks. The closure meant that treatment centres for out-of-hours patients were cancelled and patients were forced to travel to Plymouth or Exeter to receive treatment over the weekend. After the first incident of flooding which forced the centre to close, assurances were made that the leaks would be fixed to avoid...

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