The UK coalition government is trying to push through the Lobbying Bill aka the Gagging Law. This is really bad and needs to be stopped because it puts our status as a free democracy seriously at risk. I’m not even overreacting. The bill aims to limit and suppress campaigns on topical issues during the entire … Continue reading
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Treated day in and night out as the consumers we’ve become, we’re all used to deciding what kind of products and experiences we’d like. That should be good practise for a little exercise I want you to do. I think we should all – as citizens – think about the kind of society we’d like. … Continue reading
All Eyes on Paris
I just got back from a backpacking holiday in Continental Europe, where the beautiful Paris was my last destination. Rifling through my emails, today I’ve learnt that over the next two years my attention will be placed on the capital of romance and style for something a bit more important than budget sightseeing: the next … Continue reading
Climate Talks – Climate Action?
Although not all of them are publicised very well, the UN have been holding climate change talks pretty much every year for a while now. The question is, are they getting anywhere? Copenhagen 2009 was a flop, the Earth Summit last year didn’t seem to do anything, and I didn’t even know COP18 took place … Continue reading
Hello everybody! This evening as I was browsing Facebook after a huge portion of pasta, I came across some astounding news. Sustainable Man posted this article which says that Bhutan is set to go 100% organic! I must confess I didn’t even know what Bhutan was until now, but a quick research session informs me … Continue reading
Actual Democracy Would Be Nice
First of all I want to express that I’m incredibly grateful and lucky to live in a country which has a democracy, and also to live in a time period where women have the vote. But wouldn’t it be super awesome and, you know, right, if we had even more than that? If we had an actual democracy? … Continue reading
Flexing My Citizen Muscles
Annie Leonard of ‘The Story of Stuff’ and related videos, likes to tell people to act as a citizen rather than a simple consumer. Today I’ve done just that! Despite a sore throat/headache, I somehow got round to doing something I’ve been meaning to do for months. I wrote to my local (Green!) MP asking … Continue reading
My New Home – Eco Highs & Lows
I’ve recently moved to Brighton to start University. After two years of shared houses over which I had little control, I now have a flat with my boyfriend… This is great because we have the chance to make it our own personal bubble. Apart from aesthetics like poster placement and furniture juggling, a large part of this … Continue reading
Sign to end fossil fuel subsidies!
http://www.avaaz.org/en/a_new_plan_to_save_the_planet/?slideshow Click the above link to sign an incredibly important, indeed vital, petition. Basically the world’s governments outrageously give out roughly a trillion pounds per year to the big oil and coal companies that are driving us towards runaway unstoppable climate chaos. President Obama apparently wants to end this and is chairing a meeting in … Continue reading
Look, David Cameron Thinks So Too!
So I’ve recently finished reading The Great Disruption which outlines how the author believes we will experience the end of economic growth some time within the next decade or so, due to the fact we’ve now reached some of the planet’s limits and are about to hit the rest. In my posts The Great Disruption … Continue reading
What’s Wrong with Money?
What’s wrong with money? Nothing, intrinsically. But it gets in the way. The monetary system is a system based on debt, scarcity and never ending growth. The first two aren’t very nice and the third is impossible, so it strikes me this isn’t a very good tripod to place our lives on. I’m no economist, … Continue reading