It’s very common for people to get defensive when presented with the truth about what we do to animals. They say that sort of thing doesn’t happen in their country, that they only buy from small family farms where the animals are treated well, that activists only release the most extreme footage. It sometimes seems … Read More
By now, many people are aware of the ‘no-poo’ movement, the practice of not using shampoo. There are countless testimonials from those who’ve tried it, claiming their hair is softer, shinier and healthier as a result. But they’re still in a minority, and it doesn’t look like the multi-million pound shampoo industry is going away … Read More
In a previous post, I discussed our disposable culture and its impact on our planet. It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of such a massive issue, but there are many things we can do to reduce waste and reduce our impact too. Here are some examples. Ditch the disposables Replace the disposable products … Read More
It’s something most vegetarians and vegans have heard before: “Why worry about animals when so many humans are suffering? Surely that’s more important.” This argument has obvious flaws – it’s possible to care about multiple issues, and besides, human superiority is a matter of opinion. Regardless, anyone who’s truly concerned about human suffering should eliminate … Read More
A common misconception about veganism is that it has to be expensive, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In this post I’ll give you some tips I’ve learned for eating vegan on a tight (student!) budget. When you eliminate animal products from your diet, you can drastically cut your food bill. My boyfriend … Read More
My thoughts on the link between consumerism and our disposable culture.
I am not a hater of technology – far from it. I’m two years into a Computer Science degree, and I think technology has tremendous power to make positive change. Having said that, there are times when it’s good to get away. A month ago, I was spending virtually all day chained to my laptop, … Read More
There are some experiences which completely change your perspective on life. For me, one of those experiences was spending two weeks as a volunteer on a vegan permaculture farm in the heart of North Wales. Despite having grown up in the Welsh countryside, this was different to anything I had done before. For one thing, … Read More