Climate Strikes: Their Impact

Last week, in the world of climate activism, an estimated 6 million people globally took to the streets (including a whopping 3.5% of New Zealand’s population marching); Greta Thurberg delivered her emotionally charged ‘How Dare You?’ speech to world leaders at the UN Climate Summit in New York; and 16 teenage activists filed a law suit against Argentina, Brazil, France, Germany and Turkey for contravening the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child by not sufficiently reducing their carbon emissions. … More Climate Strikes: Their Impact

The Meaning of Snow, is it Climate Change?

aSleds. Igloos. Wintry walks. Hats and shovels. Boards and skis strapped to feet. Whitened streets. Frozen canals. #snowday. As the UK thaws after being blasted by ‘The Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma, my social media feed is returning to normal after being blanketed with the white stuff for several consecutive days. Meanwhile, the east … More The Meaning of Snow, is it Climate Change?

Nature Attacks!

Those pesky humans, they just keep on pestering me. Right when I’ve just laid the perfect nest and my little ones are preparing to come into the world. I’ve spent ages getting everything just right. They just come along, right under my tree, making me really anxious. Today a human with a body the colour of … More Nature Attacks!

To Fly or Not to Fly?

7770. That’s how many kilometres I’ve flown this week. 1.08. Is the tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent that my journey emitted (for me as an individual on two flights)*. In simple terms is the same amount of energy used in an average Australian home for 96 days or equivalent to sending 570kg of food waste to … More To Fly or Not to Fly?

Food is for Eating

Two for me, one for the bin… two for me, one for the bin… Astonishingly, this is effectively what we are doing with food: globally, one third of food is wasted. Crazy, I know! Particularly, considering millions of people around the world face hunger every day. So how and why does all this food get thrown … More Food is for Eating