Significant life-changing benefits from family planning – CHASE Africa (May21)

CHASE Africa’s Impact Report has some really moving stories about how lives have been improved [...]

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My Green Life (May21)

When I was a baby my brother painted me green.. Perhaps a sign of what [...]

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Net zero is not good enough or soon enough! (May21)

I consider myself to be a pragmatic environmentalist – with realistic aspirations. But I find [...]

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Why is our MP not supporting the Dorset National Park? (May21)

Why hasn’t Chris Loder, Dorset MP, talked to the Dorset National Park supporters? Chris Loder [...]

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Peat in compost is environmental vandalism (Mar21)

That’s what Monty Don says and I agree. But it’s incredibly common. UK gardeners are [...]

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Right to Repair is good – my E-waste poem in the style of Dr Seuss (Mar21)

I wrote a slightly different version of this poem in 2012 when I was campaigning [...]

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Clover Hogan is a Force of Nature (Mar21)

If you haven’t come across Clover, have a look at her most recent Ted Talk [...]

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I’ve learnt to love moles (Feb21)

My mother was very keen on mole traps, following a tradition that apparently started in [...]

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Is the EU’s Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Directive better for the environment (Feb21)

No.  I don’t think it is – at least not all of it. Mid 2021 the [...]

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Too many boardrooms are climate incompetent (Feb21)

Very interested to see this FT article lamenting the lack of directors with expertise in [...]

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READY, STEADY, STOP AT BIG YELLOW (Jan21)

I was excited to join the board of the Big Yellow in March 2020 to [...]

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Farmers Must STOP Killing Earth (Dec20)

Why are most rivers brown or red? A soupy earthy colour.  It’s because they are [...]

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BEING FRIENDLY TO BARN OWLS (Dec20)

I’m learning about owls.  My interest has been propelled by the regular nightly call of [...]

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ECOPOD COFFINS ARE NOT QUITE DEAD (Dec20)

But pretty nearly.  What a pity. These beautiful paper mâché, seed-shaped coffins are gorgeous.  They’re [...]

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TV Clips of Julia Hailes – Green Consumer Compilation from 1988/1989/1990 (posted Nov20)

Many people will be surprised to know how much interest there was about green consumerism [...]

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Scorched earth in Sicily (Oct20)

What a beautiful time of year to come to this island perched on Italy’s toe.  [...]

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