Resolution #1 in 2018  Plastic-Free? Really… The idealist in me would love to say YES. But the realist in me knows that as it stands right now, there is no such thing as a ‘plastic-free’ lifestyle because we are literally swimming in the stuff… but what about beginning with a ‘low plastic lifestyle?’ Now as I’ve said before, I’m no angel here! I too have fallen into the plastic trap[…]

Or not… I think finally our love affair with plastic may be coming to an end… As always in life, the end of a toxic relationship always heralds better days 🙂 My #1 pledge this year: to explore ways in which to reduce my personal plastic consumption. Bye Bye Plastic I call it ‘Our Plastic Problem’ because it is not big corporations that hold all the blame, but you and[…]

Now politics in the UK has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately, however I wanted to share something good. Now I initially wrote this post on ‘microbeads’ last year, but I’m re-posting it in the new website because in July, the UK government passed a bill that ensures that rinseable cosmetics containing microbeads will be off the shelves by summer 2018 – including those that claim[…]

”She Thinks Globally, Acts Locally” Thanks for coming back for part 2 of the Wangari Maathai story! ‘Thinks globally – acts locally’ is a quote from her place on the Nobel Peace Prize website & it speaks a thousand words…  In this blog I’ve focused on environmental/political activism and the formation of ‘The Greenbelt Movement’. Humanity: A Shift in Consciousness “In the course of history, there comes a time when[…]

A few weeks back I came across this documentary on Youtube called ”Taking Roots” by a Kenyan woman called Wangari Maathai. It’s a long one – over an hour in length, but please stick with it to the end because her story is an incredible and heartwarming one of activism, bravery and most of all hope. It’s also a glimpse into Kenyan history and the era of colonialism. I just[…]

A Commitment to Tackling Food Waste – Felicitations France France has just made it illegal for Supermarkets to waste food – a bold step and solid action. England & other countries should take a leaf out of France’s book! Considering the vast amounts that are simply dumped into landfills each day, it is about time something definite was done. Sometimes introducing legislation is the only way that large organisations will[…]