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The Bristol Animal Rights March and Anti-Airport Demo

The Bristol Animal Rights March and Anti-Airport Demo

When I moved to Bristol in January, I was hoping to get involved with lots of activism again. But life took over, and I’ve somehow managed to do very little over the past five months. So I was absolutely determined to make it to the annual Bristol animal rights march last Saturday. And coincidentally, there … Read More

Sharkwater Extinction: an Action-Packed Film With a Powerful Message

Sharkwater Extinction: an Action-Packed Film With a Powerful Message

Today’s post comes from blogger Hannah Parry, also known as Hannah the Traveller. She’s going to discuss an important new documentary raising awareness of the plight of sharks, and what we can do to help. *** The power of media. We’re still talking about the “Attenborough effect” — the impact on society’s conscience that Sir … Read More

Camping by the Sea (and the importance of me-time)

Camping by the Sea (and the importance of me-time)

After promising to post more frequently, I then neglected my blog for a few weeks – possibly the longest I’ve ever gone without posting! Life has been very turbulent in the past few months since I moved to Bristol, with lots going on in both my work and personal life. It feels like things are … Read More

Litter, Glitter and Waste – The Environmental Cost of Festivals

Litter, Glitter and Waste – The Environmental Cost of Festivals

Today’s guest post comes from Rachel White, who’s going to talk about the environmental cost of festivals and what we can do about it. Enjoy! *** There were 4 million festival attendees in 2017, which isn’t surprising considering the hundreds of festivals going on across the UK. The number of festival-goers is rising, with new … Read More

What We Actually Need to Do to Stop Climate Change

What We Actually Need to Do to Stop Climate Change

There’s no longer any doubt about it – this is a climate emergency. We’ve left tackling it very late. And small solutions are really not going to be enough at this point. Listening to the advice of some organisations, we might be tempted to think that if we just drive a little less often and … Read More

Rubies in the Rubble: An Interview with Founder Jenny Costa

Rubies in the Rubble: An Interview with Founder Jenny Costa

Rubies in the Rubble are our second sponsor for the April/May issue of Seedling magazine! They are an amazing company making condiments out of food which would go otherwise go to waste – and their products are all vegan-friendly, too. We interviewed founder Jenny Costa to find out more about the origin of the company … Read More

Clean Vegan Energy: the Ecotricity Story

Clean Vegan Energy: the Ecotricity Story

I’m absolutely thrilled to have Ecotricity as a sponsor of the April/May issue of Seedling! My flatmates and I use them as our energy supplier, and I really believe in what they do. So I thought I’d write a piece introducing them and explaining why they’re so awesome. Here goes! *** When you transition to … Read More

Working the Planet to Death

Working the Planet to Death

I recently went to a discussion with an intriguing topic – the intersection between workers’ rights and climate change. On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much of a connection. But dig a little deeper and it starts to make sense. Climate change is happening because we’re consuming too many resources – … Read More

The Aeroplane in the Room

The Aeroplane in the Room

I have never been on an aeroplane. No, never. It didn’t start out as an ethical decision. I just grew up in a low-income family, and my parents didn’t want the stress and expense of travelling abroad. My first trip out of the UK was a school trip to France aged 17, where we took … Read More

Buying from Charity Shops: How to Get What You Want!

Buying from Charity Shops: How to Get What You Want!

I love buying from charity shops – in fact, I haven’t bought clothes anywhere else in years. But charity shopping does have some differences compared to buying from high street stores. I thought I’d write a post with some tips for finding things you love second-hand. I’ve previously written about the reasons for buying second-hand, … Read More