Today, supported by my company, I attended the Climate Strike in Keswick, organised by pupils at the Keswick School who are members of the UK Student Climate Network. This formed part of a Global Climate Strike that has been coordinated by 350.org and FridaysForFuture. It has been such an inspiring day, and I wanted to get the photos that I had taken posted as soon as possible.
The waste mountain of coffee cups
Did you know that the UK alone gets through 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups every year? And that despite the PR from a few of the big chains, they are essentially not recyclable? I didn’t. Here’s a good article by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on the subject.
George Monbiot on the Cumbrian floods
Depressing yet fascinating article by George Monbiot on the Cumbrian floods:
Do little, hide the evidence: the official neglect that caused these deadly floods
George Monbiot on Britain’s national parks
I love George Monbiot.
I mentioned in a recent post that I saw him speak about rewilding in Penrith a couple of weeks ago. In that talk he referenced a lecture that he gave to the UK National Parks conference. The gist of his lecture was that the UK’s national parks should be redesignated as ecological disaster zones.
Much of what I saw him speak about was included, in abbreviated form, in his lecture to the conference. Fortunately, that talk was recorded. And here it is.
Cover photo, Still Standing by Steve Calcott on Flickr, from Dartmoor National Park.
Why I bang on about being a vegan
Anyone who knows me well will be aware that I talk about veganism quite a lot these days.
For those not in the know, I decided to switch from a full, meat-eating omnivorous diet to a vegan one about a year and a half ago.