How to have a Sustainable Christmas

Christmas can be a very stressful time of the year for many reasons including arranging time to visit family in different areas, meal preparing/cooking, buying gifts, attending the festivities all while managing to find time to rest and relax.

For me though, I have added another kind of priority the past couple of years to my list: how can I be more sustainable during the holidays?

I Am A Hypocrite, Too.

The word hypocrite makes my blood boil, truly. My eyebrows furrow and I get a glint in my eye, as I prepare my defensive speech. I don’t think I’m the sole person to react this way. Being called a hypocrite directly attacks a person’s values and identity. And yet here I am, acknowledging that IContinue reading “I Am A Hypocrite, Too.”

Standing Up for Change – It’s Scary

Lesson of the day: it is really frightening to stand in front of blocked traffic. We heard a lot of verbal abuse on Saturday, from profanities such as “you’re fucking wankers” to scathing remarks such as “you’re all losers on benefits, see you in prison” to “you should all be ashamed of yourselves, you areContinue reading “Standing Up for Change – It’s Scary”

Declaring a Climate Emergency: How to Avoid Greenwashing

Far and wide, we have seen councils, cities, and even businesses in some cases, declaring a climate emergency.  As of the end of July 2019, there are 901 jurisdictions across 18 countries that have made the declaration. A part of me celebrates this success – people are finally waking up to the reality that we are inContinue reading “Declaring a Climate Emergency: How to Avoid Greenwashing”