9 reasons I’m getting all my stuff from Lush now

 

Lush something in biodegradable cello

We live in a commercial world. Very. Environmentalists and just about every other campaigner keeps telling me. So when I read about trendy companies like Lush, hear about them from all my female friends, pass by their store in my local town, I’m going to be a bit sceptical.

This is because we also have this thing called greenwashing. Greenwashing is where commercial concerns try to make out they care more than they actually do by spending loads of money they could be spending on actually caring more on caring less and making it look like they care more. Really, they couldn’t care less and I care about that, although I’m sure they also couldn’t care less that I care more. Continue reading “9 reasons I’m getting all my stuff from Lush now”

Why we should be more optimistic on climate change

@Washington Examiner

A number of years ago I was at a friend’s house listening to records. “One day” he told me “you’ll be able to switch on your TV and choose exactly what film to watch, what music to listen to.” At the time, this was the most implausible, futuristic thing I’d ever heard. I need hardly say how true that prediction became.

Interesting opinion piece in the Washington Examiner  criticising “black hole” scientist Stephen Hawking for his political statement that
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Think your plastic-free life won’t make a difference?

Think you’re plastic-free life isn’t helping the planet? Read on.

My recycled plastic kitchen clock and thermometer, courtesy The Eden Project

I came across this question on the Plastic Free Support group on Facebook. This question goes something like this:

“What’s the point of me doing all this if no one else is? What difference will my tiny contribution make?”


Wondering if your commitment is a bit OTT (over the top)?
Nah, don’t worry. With concerns like these maybe a support group is a good idea. Standing out from the crowd, challenging the status quo, maybe looking a little odd and wondering if one actually is odd. Continue reading “Think your plastic-free life won’t make a difference?”

Battery powered cars – now who’s laughing?

 Carmaker Volvo has fascinated the world by announcing yesterday that all Volvos launched from 2019 will have an electric motor. Wow! That’s a world away from the beloved Volvo tanks I used to own in byegone days.

This is what I call a real car

Meanwhile car-making giant VW has unveiled its all-electric research car with a range of 250km and even robots that charge it. How futuristic is that? Continue reading “Battery powered cars – now who’s laughing?”

Is hard-nosed commerce the future of the sharing economy?

Is this what the sharing economy is all about?

AirBnB is launching a new premium service aimed at providing a more hotel-like experience for the discerning traveller.

I’ve noticed how private landlords have moved in on Airbnb lately as I use it from time to time for London workstays. Continue reading “Is hard-nosed commerce the future of the sharing economy?”

My plastic challenge: we’ll all be eating bottles soon

My “Plastic Challenge” Diary

There’s an art to refusing stuff. How you turn things down says a lot about you. Here’s what happened when I joined the plastic-free challenge in June.

First, I made a real effort to turn down plastic bags when offered. How many? Not sure, but at least three from Marks and one from a supermarket. It is true I have to be careful when carrying a bottle of wine under my arm … Continue reading “My plastic challenge: we’ll all be eating bottles soon”

Four inspiring ways to lose the plastic habit

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Love nature, get inspired, find solutions!

World’s most travelled man

You don’t protect what you don’t value, and you don’t value what you you’ve never experienced. – David Attenborough

Absolutely, Sir David! It’s the power of nature to refresh and inspire us. Nature heals, it’s our home.

Welcome to Inspirationalise. I’ve been concerned about the environment ever since I was sixteen, and in this blog I want to increase awareness of the issues but especially some of the amazing solutions science and technology can offer. Continue reading “Four inspiring ways to lose the plastic habit”