Zen People Power

Climate change: what I learned from Bill Gates

November 12, 2018

When it comes to change we all have to start somewhere. While I was studying extramurally for my degree I heard an inspiring story about a mother and daughter. The mother was wondering if, at her age, it was really worth starting a degree. “I’ll be in my mid-fifties by the time I finish it”, […]

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 I see poisoned rivers and I think of the Garden of Eden

October 20, 2018

                            I often wonder what traditional religions have to say about how we treat the Earth. It sometimes seems they miss the point about conservation and focus instead on how we should treat each other, our relationship with God, or the meaning […]

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Is economic growth that great? Ask the Planet.

August 9, 2018

We take something beautiful that isn’t even ours and trash it. We steal the Earth’s resources that are meant to provide for not just us but all generations. We poison the Earth without a thought for our children and grandchildren. Why modern economics is the oldest – and most inappropriate – thing I have in my house […]

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Has Brighton run out of beaches to clean?

July 12, 2018

Thanks to an extraordinarily long British summer (ie lasting more than two weeks) I ran out of excuses not to get out there and join a local beach clean-up.  It’s amazing what we can achieve if we all get together to do something about an issue. However I seem to have a talent for missing […]

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Are you Zen eco-positive?

June 26, 2018

What is eco-positivity? Eco-positivity is the belief that a positive attitude is the best way to fix our environmental issues. Our environmental problems are basically a result of our long-term mismanagement of our own environment and eco-positivity recognises the power of positive thinking in solving this. What is Zen eco-positivity? ‘Zen’ eco-positivity adds Zen eco-power […]

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I chance upon a beach clean-up, slightly late

May 9, 2018

Rottingdean, Sunday. The beach clean-up was just packing up as we arrived – story of my life, but we’ve got this September’s Great British Beach Clean in our diaries.   Information on this year’s Great British Beach Clean – https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/greatbritishbeachclean 

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Shocking eco-news can be a wake-up call

March 21, 2018

Sometimes it’s hard to see the positive in environmental news. Like this article from the BBC: Northern white rhino: Last male Sudan dies in Kenya [http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43468066] Jan Stejskal, an official at Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, where Sudan had lived until 2009 puts it as clearly as anyone could: “His death is a […]

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Positive Earth News – welcome to “Project Earth”

March 6, 2018

Lego to use plant-based plastics, and other eco-positive news This blog is about positive change. Even though our environmental situation is not good we live in the perfect times for change. If anything proves this it’s the speed at which the #metoo campaign has taken off and toppled a fair few famous people off their […]

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It’s proven. Guilt doesn’t work! 

February 27, 2018

“Pride, Not Guilt Biggest Driver of Pro-Environmental Actions”   Just as I suspected. Finally the researchers have caught up with me. People respond better to pride than guilt. Guilt only works when you know your headmaster/ parents/ police force is standing behind the door keeping an eye on you. Local Brighton cafe leads the way […]

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Is it all bad? Inspirationalise Earth news roundup

February 20, 2018

Newsflash! It’s not all doom and gloom Dear Planet,  How’s your week been? I’m a bit disturbed. Famous scientist Stephen Hawking says the Earth will be a ball of fire in 100 years and we won’t be able to live on it any more. Is that true?  Is it really that bad? Is it all […]

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