A PLASTIC FREE BATHROOM

Recently I read a review of Liz Bonnin’s excellent Drowning in Plastic (which, if you haven’t seen yet, is definitely worth a watch). It was a decent review, but what stuck with me most was that it described stuff like the post below as ‘frantically bailing water from the Titanic with the metaphorical equivalent of a thimble’. … More A PLASTIC FREE BATHROOM

LIFE, LATELY

* TAPS * HELLO?? IS THIS THING ON? Once again, it’s been a while. A couple of posts ago I mentioned that life had been busy, what with work and travel plans and patchy internet access. And to be honest, things up until now just haven’t stopped. I’m not complaining- I know it’s a privilege to … More LIFE, LATELY

PLASTIC FREE TEA

Dare I say, we might be at a turning point? These past few weeks have seen such a huge number of articles, pledges and inspiring stories about plastic pollution that maybe, just maybe, I feel we’re starting to see the cultural shift that’s needed. I was really happy to see the recent pledges by supermarkets … More PLASTIC FREE TEA

I’M IN NEW NATURE!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Mine was spent making the most of Strumpshaw Fen finally emerging from the floodwaters- but, more importantly, I raised a glass to the one year anniversary edition of New Nature magazine, which this month features an article written by yours truly (you can skip to it here). In … More I’M IN NEW NATURE!

10 BITS OF PhD ADVICE (FROM SOMEONE WHO’S JUST FINISHED ONE)

I’ve been sitting on this post for quite some time, having started it when I was writing up my thesis. Seen as I’ve reached a natural break in the Ecuador and Colombia posts from this year’s mammoth trip, now seemed like a good time to put it up. As regular readers may know, in September … More 10 BITS OF PhD ADVICE (FROM SOMEONE WHO’S JUST FINISHED ONE)

VEGUARY

Wait a minute Stafford, shouldn’t you have done this a month ago, when veganuary a thing? OK- let me explain. There is broad scientific consensus that animal agriculture is a major source of global greenhouse gas emissions. Headlines like the one below, from the Guardian a couple of weeks ago; are becoming frighteningly more common. The main culprit? … More VEGUARY