Vegan. The sound of this word can make even the most tolerant people recoil. Vegan. People who don’t eat (or use) any animal products. Vegan. No meat, no fish, no dairy, no eggs, no honey. To the standard omnivore, that might seem like a lot to not eat. The meat and dairy industries have huge … More 40 Days A Vegan
What is an ethical traveller? I my last blog I posed a series of questions and dilemmas I had encountered during my recent trip to Myanmar. Here are some thoughts on how one might be an ethical traveller. To me, being this means aspiring to travel in both a social and environmentally responsible manner. … More Thoughts on Being An Ethical Traveller – Part 1
Does swimming at the beach, bird watching, camping on a mountain side or going for a bush walk affect our behaviour?
Could there be a connection between climbing trees and the likelihood that someone would consider taking action to reduce their ecological footprint? … More Nature Experiences: Good for the Environment?
“In nature nothing exists alone” Wrote Rachel Carson in her widely acclaimed 1962 book, which has been attributed by many as sparking the modern environmental movement. Silent Spring chronicled declining bird and insect populations, correlating them with increasing synthetic pesticide use, particularly DDT. Historically used (with huge effect) to control malaria during World War 2, DDT became popular … More What Have We Learnt Since Silent Spring?
So you want to buy a new laptop or a smart phone, but you’ve read about numerous social and environmental impacts during their lifecycles. You’ve learnt about polluting production processes – the leaching of toxic chemicals and the heavy reliance on fossil fuels. You are aware that making electronics requires the mining of minerals which … More Computer Buying Tips for the Ethically Minded