Food and Society – How Can We Fix What’s Broken?

Those of you who are familiar with key issues in sustainability will no doubt already be well aware of the problems with our current agriculture and food systems. Millions go hungry while waste is enormous, and many people in developed nations have too much food rather than too little. Around the world, farmers struggle byContinue reading “Food and Society – How Can We Fix What’s Broken?”

‘Barbarians’, ‘Savagery’ and ‘Primitive’ Society

I have been watching a few history programmes recently that have made me think about the concepts of ‘barbarian’ and ‘savagery’. And about the meaning of primitive culture. The implications of the words and how they are applied can tell us a lot about the prejudices and misconceptions of history, and people in the modernContinue reading “‘Barbarians’, ‘Savagery’ and ‘Primitive’ Society”

How Much Do You Buy in a Year?

When trying to live in a more sustainable way, reducing waste and minimising your negative impact on people and planet, what you choose to buy is one of the most important things. We all have to remember that a lot of our power as individuals comes from what we choose to buy (and what weContinue reading “How Much Do You Buy in a Year?”

A Sustainable Celebration of Spring

Happy Easter to those of you celebrating today. We have enjoyed a sustainable celebration today – a celebration of spring (even though tonight we are expecting a heavy frost and it feels a little as though winter is trying to return)! No matter your beliefs, spring can be a time of celebration. A time forContinue reading “A Sustainable Celebration of Spring”

Sustainable Spring Cleaning

Sustainable spring cleaning means taking care to make sure you maintain a fresh, clean home without causing environmental harm or doing anything which has a negative impact on the planet. When you adopt a natural and toxin-free approach, of course, that is not just the right thing to do for people and planet. It isContinue reading “Sustainable Spring Cleaning”

Feeling Tired At The End of the Day

There is something satisfying about feeling physically tired at the end of the day. Those of us who do not have manual jobs do not feel this way on a daily basis. I am sure that there are many people who, like me, spend quite a lot of time working online, who do not feelContinue reading “Feeling Tired At The End of the Day”

Working Backwards To Move Forwards

Sometimes, we have to reverse engineer a problem to find the right solution. In other words, we have to work backwards, looking at cause and effect, to find the source of a problem, which may not always be quite as obvious as it at first appears. In solving ecological problems on a broad scale, andContinue reading “Working Backwards To Move Forwards”

Cows Are Not The Enemy

In the arena of sustainability, we often hear a lot about cows – most of it extremely negative. There is a broad tendency to vilify cattle, and imagine that they are to blame for all that is wrong with our agricultural industry. Yes, we should all think very carefully before eating meat. And understand exactlyContinue reading “Cows Are Not The Enemy”

Learning From History To Forge a Sustainable Future

One of the important things we should do when trying to live sustainably, and work out the best path for the future, is learn from peoples and cultures who have come before. Often, humanity can be remarkably short sighted when looking forward. And we can also be very short sighted when looking back. Many civilisationsContinue reading “Learning From History To Forge a Sustainable Future”

When Is the Right Time to Take Calculated Risks?

At the moment, many people are re-evaluating their lives. Many people are becoming more aware of sustainability. And perhaps truly questioning their choices properly for the first time with people and planet care in mind. Even those who have long been aware of the need for greater eco-consciousness and a more sustainable way of lifeContinue reading “When Is the Right Time to Take Calculated Risks?”