Why ​Doing Good Isn’t A Competition

I’m a pretty competitive gal, so when I first signed up to a zero waste challenge with a friend, I felt a huge sense of satisfaction seeing how much plastic I could get out of my life. Seeing all those carbon savings represented as a handy-to-compare-with-others number did wonders for my ego. “I’m doing a…

Sustainable living tips learned from travelling the world

In the last few years, I’ve travelled more than some people do in a lifetime. I’ve covered four continents, ten countries and more kilometres of train travel than I thought mentally endurable. Along my way, I’ve picked up dozens of travel tips, both from fellow adventurers and from (often bitter) experience. These “travel hacks” have…

Inspiring reads for a low-carbon life

From Orwell to Theroux, these books have a lot to say about the ups and downs of simple or back-to-basics living. We’ve been thinking a lot about living with less this month, from our Plastic Free Julychallenge to our musings on what we’d take with us if we had to live out of just one…

Cli-fi: Climate change has woven its way into science fiction

Science fiction as a genre has been enormously successful, with blockbusters such as Star Wars bringing the term into the mainstream. No longer just the mainstay of comic books, sci-fi is well and truly embedded as a popular genre of fiction, film and other creative forms. So what’s all this about “cli-fi”? What does it mean?…