Environmental cost of travel
Jun09

Environmental cost of travel

I know nothing about football. Other than a good game of rugby, sport doesn’t really interest me much. When my editor started talking about the Champions League and Europa League finals, I pretended to be interested, knowing that I wouldn’t understand a word he said. Until he pointed out that all four teams are British and all four, and their entourage, and their fans, will be travelling thousands of miles to play a game of football,...

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One million wiped from the face of the earth
May25

One million wiped from the face of the earth

Chasing on the heels of the IPCC report that we have a mere 12 years left to turn back the clock on climate change, there is now a new report that again beats the drum in world leader’s ears that the time for action is now. The UN committee the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) met to disclose the findings of 145 experts from 50 countries, and the results were dire news for the...

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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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