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Earlier this week, when I was doing a webinar for Natcan and GlobalNet21, I was asked if I would do a blog post about how to be an armchair activist at Christmas.
So I've put down a few simple ideas to try to cut unnecessary consumption, reduce waste, and buy from more ethical sources.
Posted on December 20, 2013 at 11:55 — 1 Comment
I was lucky enough to sit in as a guest on Redshift Radio’s Midweek Uplift show this week to speak about the Russell Brand/Robert Webb voting debate, and offer some ideas for how people might be able to bring about change.
The main point that the whole thing has thrown up for me is that we need to engage more, not less, and – crucially – we need to engage differently.
Posted on November 11, 2013 at 18:37 — 4 Comments
When I was writing my book, foraging was one of the methods I used to try to reduce my reliance on supermarkets, since I'm uncomfortable with the amount of control these companies have over our what we eat and our food supply chains. I personally think that using what's on our doorstep instead of letting it go to waste - instead of getting all our food from imported sources - is important.
So I'm really pleased that a new open-source foraging map has just launched in the UK.…Continue
Posted on November 1, 2013 at 15:26 — 3 Comments
Following on from Joe's very kind mention of my book, The Armchair Activist's Handbook, I thought I'd post a link to a blog I wrote for the New Internationalist this week.
The book was a bit of a journey for me - I went from being someone frustrated with the state of things to finding ways that I could make a bit of a difference (which fit with my busy life rather than taking it over - which is what I'd always been afraid of). So the blog is about finding that comfortable…Continue
Posted on August 6, 2013 at 20:13 — 7 Comments