“2020 Vision” A Poem About Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and Living More Sustainably

2020, the strangest of years. One of many challenges and more than a few tears. We stayed at home, placed our lives on pause. Took to the streets to share our applause. But the world, it keeps spinning, and the fight for our future isn’t one that we’re winning. All the while it’s turning, Mother […]

Climate Change is Here. Now.

Back in 2006, we remember watching former United States’ Vice President Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, about what we then commonly referred to as “global warming”. At the time he said, “What we take for granted might not be here for our children,” a sobering thought and a message that the likes of Sir […]

Climate Change – A Golden Opportunity Missed?

At times like this it’s less difficult to believe that humans still share around 60% of their DNA with a banana. On a good day, witnessing some peoples’ behaviours and observing their apparent priorities, often unbelievably short-termist, can lead to despair for others. But never more so than in recent weeks, which have offered a […]

COVID-19 and Climate Change – What Can We Learn?

“There has never been a time when more people are out of touch with the natural world than now,” said Sir David Attenborough in January 2019. Just 18 months later, look where we are. In the midst of a global pandemic that many experts have attributed in part to our “lack of respect for nature” […]

What a Difference a Month Makes – Climate Change and Lessons from Coronavirus

In 2018 Sir David Attenborough declared that we had “lost all touch with the natural world”. This year began with some of the worst wildfires in Australian history and record breaking river levels and flooding here in the UK. Throw in the worst pandemic in at least the last century, and it makes depressing reading. […]

Coronavirus: Plastic 1-0 Planet? Covid-19 Scare Sees Many Reverting to Plastic

“Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others from illnesses,” according to the NHS. Public Health England says the same, and suggests that we should only be using hand sanitiser when handwashing isn’t possible. It can be quite rough on our skin and in some cases lead to cracking […]