Marley's Ghost Appearing to Scrooge - excerpt from an Arthur Rackham Illustration to A Christmas Carol In 1843, Charles Dickens was planning to write a political pamphlet documenting the poverty of children as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution. But knowing that a well-told tale would spread his message 'with twenty thousand times the force', … Continue reading The story of our climate crisis
Photo by Thomas Ehling Telling people how to live their lives isn't always popular, which is why many environmentalists prefer carrot to stick. We aren't going to fix this by telling people they are doing the wrong things.Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the UK Committee on Climate Change Instead, they want to elicit change by … Continue reading Give fear a chance
Action: VOTE! Photo by Heather Mount It’s THE issue of our age - perhaps even the issue of our species - so the increased attention on the environment in this election is long overdue. And with the experts warning again and again that we need strong leadership with urgent, radical policies, the actions of our … Continue reading Which party will save the planet?
Small steps... If going cold-turkey is too much, start by just reducing your meat intake: make one, two or three days a week meat-free.As much as possible, go for white meat rather than red, and buy local from your butcher rather than from the supermarket. Take a little time to discover and experiment with vegetarian … Continue reading Reducing meat consumption
Small steps... Check your own investments - especially your pension - and divest (or ask your pension manager to divest) from fossil fuels.Choose alternative investments that support the transition to a greener future through sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices.Be loud and proud of your decision to join the growing movement! -------------------------------------------- Ah, the beauty (cough) of a … Continue reading Divestment and you