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Plastics in the EU – Paris Edition

This is a blog I wrote two years ago whilst travelling across Europe on my 7-month long adventure. I thought it was time to dig it out of the archives and share it with you all. So here, you are… Before setting out on my trip, I knew that Europe had commited to quite allContinue reading “Plastics in the EU – Paris Edition”

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Greyhound Throws Our Climate Under the Bus

Skimming through my newsfeed this week I noticed a stream of posts involving ‘Greyhound’ and ‘Adani’. So, what’s the story behind them all? I was just about to publish my next blog: ‘A Guide to Not Flying (Australia)’, which featured a large section on sustainable bus, train and hire-care companies in Australia, with a hugeContinue reading “Greyhound Throws Our Climate Under the Bus”

Ferry or Fly? Travelling Helsinki to Stockholm by Boat

When planning my route from city to city, checking for flights is my last resort. First I check for trains, buses, share cars and ferries. I assumed that all these forms of transport would surely be better than flying. I recently discovered this may not always be the case. Recently Daisy (my sister), Corey (myContinue reading “Ferry or Fly? Travelling Helsinki to Stockholm by Boat”

5 Resolutions for a Sustainable 2020

1. Improve your knowledgeThink media not social media. Start with books, scientific journals, news (from reliable sources) & magazines. One of the hardest parts about the fight against climate change is answering those hard-hitting questions from deniers. The best thing to do is arm yourself…with knowledge. Here’s a list of authors, books, journals and magazines/newspapersContinue reading “5 Resolutions for a Sustainable 2020”

Travelling Albania Part 1: People and houses

Although Albania is a small country, I have managed to write pages and pages about it. So, I’ve had to split them into a series of short blogs. This is part 1 of 2 (so far). People Firstly I have to talk about the Albanian people. Their hospitality, kindness, friendliness and smiles are almost unparalleledContinue reading “Travelling Albania Part 1: People and houses”

Plastic Paris

Once you change to a plastic-free mind-set its hard to go back – it’s like staring out of the same window-frame for the rest of your life, except this window frame highlights in bright colour any plastic in your view. You’re senses for plastic become heightened, you’re like a sniffer dog with an eye forContinue reading “Plastic Paris”

Thailand’s Coral Reefs

‘Thailand closes dive sites over coral bleaching crisis’[1] ‘Repeated coral bleaching…Thailand’[2] ‘In 2015…temperatures were 2 degrees above normal’[3] ‘only 5% of Thailand’s coral reefs were in good conditions…80% in damaged conditions, mainly due to the bleaching event in 2010.’[4] ‘The 2010 bleaching event was the most severe, affecting 80% of coral reefs in…’[5] ‘In AprilContinue reading “Thailand’s Coral Reefs”

10 Ways to Travel Sustainably

Reduce (stop) flying! Planes secrete a crazy amount of CO2 – a return flight from Sydney to London will release up to 6 tonnes of CO2 per passenger. Globally, flying makes up 2-3% of carbon emissions and if global aviation was a country it would rank in the top 10 carbon emitters. By 2030 it’sContinue reading “10 Ways to Travel Sustainably”

Our house is on fire

Children dancing on steps, standing in trees, perched on platforms, solemn faces, clutching cardboard signs. ‘this is what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!’ ‘Coal, don’t dig it. Leave it in the ground it’s time to get with it!’ Fists pumping, eyes blazing, mouths wide open calling war cries The noise swarmsContinue reading “Our house is on fire”