Category Archives: Environment

Thwaites Glacier

I didn’t sleep to well last night. On the news last night it was reported that the Thwaites Glacier in the Antarctic is melting faster than previously thought and that the “International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration” plans to deploy six teams to the remote ice … Continue reading

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Destruction and hope

“… since 1970, the number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish worldwide has fallen by half.” WWF Living Planet Report 2014 – quoted in Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth I have just read this fact this morning and it hit … Continue reading

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Rip out that hedge

I’m sat this morning reading Peter Cooper about silent fields and also Charles Eisenstein’s “The More Beautiful World”. Catherine, just back from walking the dog, is inspecting the front garden, no doubt planning some changes. And I look at the … Continue reading

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Welfare

Look and listen for the welfare of the whole people and have always in view not only the present but also the coming generations. – The Great Law of Peace, Constitution of the Haudenosaunee (Iriquois) Nation

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A dragon in the garden

It is on evenings like this that I am reminded one of the reasons that I love being in our garden. While picking raspberries I disturbed a dragon fly that was drying and stretching it’s wings, presumably it has recently … Continue reading

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Therefore, when we build, let us think that we build for ever

I came across John Ruskin’s “therefore, when we build, let us think that we build for ever” quote recently and, having been taught that if something starts with a “therefore” there must be something that comes before and I should … Continue reading

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Locally sourced?

We are staying in a holiday cottage by the sea and it seems like every item of furniture and kitchenware has come from Ikea! We were sat watching a news item on TV about locally sourced food and eating seasonal … Continue reading

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