Tell the Truth!
May03

Tell the Truth!

On the weekend of 13th April, London was descended upon by thousands of people ready to stand and be heard, to demand a Climate Emergency be declared, ready and willing to do whatever it took to reach that goal. People from all walks of life travelled to the capital to raise awareness of climate change and to make it understood that time is running out for our future. On Monday 15th April, the International Rebellion commenced. Four...

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Plant a seed, watch it grow
Apr23

Plant a seed, watch it grow

I’m a real hippy at heart and often when writing, I have to tone it down a bit. I like to think I have some credibility and have been subject to those ‘yeah, whatever’ looks in the past when I’ve started talking about ‘energy’ or ‘webs of consequence’ and so I try to write about tangible things. However, indulge me briefly here. Yesterday I was in the supermarket (I know, bad enough) and spent a while trying to decide whether to treat...

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No profit in a dead world
Apr09

No profit in a dead world

You may have come across a story from the BBC recently about housing and property developers covering trees and hedges with netting. Jeremy Vine also tweeted about it and in having a look online, I saw that this practice has actually been going on for ages. Maybe people didn’t understand what it was all about before now. Maybe more contractors are using this technique or maybe the country is so swamped with new houses going up in this...

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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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