Eco Picks

#climatechange #climateemergency #climatebreakdown #climatestrike are currently all at the forefront of everybody’s minds.

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Here are some very interesting picks to fuel (and not fossil-fuel!!) your thoughts and imagination towards a more sustainable economy and what best to avoid.

1)Read about 36 ways to halve global emissions by 2030. It’s hard to believe, but that would only be 10 years away from now. And we’re all in need for some optimism faced with a potential Ragnarök. It is a relief to hear that there is still hope if we concentrate on 36 key solutions, such as cutting down on meat, embracing renewable energy and most of all a fundamental restructuring of society. Well, to be fair, the latter will be like Ragnarök to the wealthy few, but there it is!

2)Here is one of the things to avoid. Apparently, Europeans are now keen to follow America’s example and install air conditioning in their homes. Please, oh please, no! That way, we are going to enter a vicious circle in trying to combat the heat with a device that is one of its major contributing factors.

3)This will seem like a tough one for a lot of people for carnivores and herbivores alike. It seems though that going vegetarian or vegan isn’t necessarily the best diet for the planet. I am certainly no carnivore and only include meat in my and my family’s diet about once or twice a week, but to me as an omnivore, this makes a lot of sense. It is more about what types of meat we eat, how we source it and how the animals are reared and raised. There is a case for sustainable meat.

4)Climate Strikes shouldn’t make us forget that it is also “Second Hand September“. When was it the last time you bought a new pair of jeans? I got mine last week from the charity shop – it fits perfectly. Of course, that was the luck of the draw. So, if you do need a new pair, look out for more ethical and sustainable options.

5)There is a loy to say about taking nature indoors by growing indoor plants, although it is not as straightforward as it seems. But now doctor’s are prescribing them to combat anxiety, depression and loneliness. It just shows that there is more to happiness than a chemical imbalance or a lack thereof in our brains.

Have a good week!

Josephine x

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