I heard a scary fact recently, clothing is the 4th contributor to global warming after transport, energy and food. What the F? How is that possible? I can understand the other sectors being top offenders, we all constantly use energy, we need food everyday and we all know how bad diesel cars and flying is... Continue Reading →
When I first looked into volunteering 5 years ago, I didn't understand the concept of paying to volunteer. It seemed contradictory. I was already giving up my time and salary to work for free, why should I pay for it as well? With that in mind, I found a charity in Peru where it was... Continue Reading →
I did know, when signing up with Blue Ventures, that they taught English to their local staff, and that part of our duties would involves helping out in the classes. I thought this sounded minor, and probably something I could handle. Well, talk about being thrown in the deep end.
I had never seen, let alone touched a sea cucumber before this night, and tonight we were expected to find 300. They are funny creatures, full of water and when you pick them up they empty themselves.
Generally speaking, nothing is out get you, not even sharks who seem to just have a bad rep (thanks Jaws!). When animals attack in this part of the world, it's usually because they have been provoked or feel under threat.
The first thing I must remember, is that’s it’s day one. On the 24h long journey to get to Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital (Tana for short, you're welcome), I had all the classic thoughts: "What am I doing?", "Why am I crossing London in the freezing dead of night?", "Why don’t I just stay right here... Continue Reading →
We all know plastic is clogging up our oceans, it's being eaten by animals and it's getting into our food change. The solution seems simple: stop using plastic. But the problem is more complex, plastic is everywhere. If a product isn't made out of plastic, its most likely wrapped in it. Well, hopefully not for... Continue Reading →
The message is clear: fracking is bad. The general public in the UK seems to think so, yet the government isn't listening. In blockbuster films, it's always clear who is the baddie, in real life it doesn't tend to be so black and white. Unless we're talking about fracking. Fracking is bad, there is no... Continue Reading →