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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Lifeline for wildflower meadows
Aug08

Lifeline for wildflower meadows

With wildflower meadows disappearing at an alarming rate through intensive grazing, ploughing and development, the UK has lost 97% of wildflower meadows since the 1930s. Now a new group ‘Moor Meadows’ has been set up to show how we can all help increase wildflower meadows across Dartmoor and beyond. A wildflower meadow does not have to be a vast field left to nature, it could a small plot of land in your garden. In a recent day-long...

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Join in the Big Butterfly Count
Jul25

Join in the Big Butterfly Count

President of Butterfly Conservation, Sir David Attenborough is urging the people of Dartmoor to take part in the world’s largest butterfly survey. The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Over 60,000 people took part in 2017, submitting 62,500 counts of butterflies and day-flying...

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