Hello all, late autumn is here with the shadow of winter nearly upon us! With happy news in the form of the plastic bag charge arriving here in England. It’s such a brilliant step in the right direction, a simple change that has so much potential. Out shopping today I was excited to see so many people with reusable bags. Although everyone who has been whining needs to realise the implications behind this charge and why it’s about so much more than a mildly annoying rule. Wales has achieved a 70% reduction in plastic bag usage and Scotland 80%. I hope England can match or beat them! Hopefully the next step will be to ban them completely.
So here are some overdue interesting reads I stumbled across from the past month or so! From the stunning Wildlife Photographer of the Year winner to bio urns to how to help your mental wellbeing with nature:
- In light of World Mental Health Day earlier this month, the Woodland Trust shares the healing power of trees.
- Some simple tips on how to create an ethical wardrobe for yourself.
- These ‘Bio Urns’ ensure that you will turn into a tree when you die. I think it’s a beautiful idea!
- This stunning but grisly winning photo for Wildlife Photographer of the Year of two foxes shows the brutal reality of climate change that is happening now.
- Paris has finally implemented its car-free policy, it’s a brilliant move that I think London should also adopt. Living in London for a year always made me think how pointless it was having cars there!
- Some stunning hearty Vegetarian Turkish recipes for getting through winter. You don’t always need meat!
- I think many of us often feel we are part of a small minority who actually care about the planet and its people but we can’t do anything because the large majority don’t give a damn. According to research, nearly everyone feels like that and actually we all care a lot more than we think. We are as a species inherently good. So you are not alone!
- And a fun video to end with! This is definitely me, if we cared about the environment like we care about sports.