philosophy, social justice

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… Continue reading Why ​Doing Good Isn’t A Competition

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philosophy, social justice, sustainability

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… Continue reading Inspiring reads for a low-carbon life

philosophy, social justice, sustainability

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?… Continue reading Cli-fi: Climate change has woven its way into science fiction