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
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
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!
… WITHOUT SENDING THEM TO LANDFILL Though I didn’t put up any review posts, it’s safe to say that 2017 was a busy one. Besides the PhD deadlines, papers and travelling, towards the end of the year me and my boyfriend moved into our first flat together, and started the unenviable task of amalgamating all … More 5 WAYS TO BE RID OF THINGS…
This weekend Blue Planet II came to the end of its run, and I’m quite put out that my weekends will no longer end with a dip below the waves to gasp at what an astonishing world we live in. Underwater lakes, sleeping whales, stripy pyjama sharks, very clever octopuses and the brave tern chicks … More SAVING OUR BLUE PLANET (II)
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)
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