I have a confession. Earth overshoot day this year was 1st August. Mine, as in if everyone on the planet lived like me, was 30th April...
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.
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 →
One easy way to make a difference to the environment is in the choices we make as consumers. I've noticed over the past few year that more and more products are certified by eco friendly labels. But it's not easy to make environmentally conscious decisions when you don't know what you're supposed to be looking out... Continue Reading →
If like me, you missed this massive piece of news from last year, you might be excited to know that in April 2016, scientists discovered a coral reef in the Amazon. Very cool, especially considering how unlikely they were to find anything in the area due to the conditions not being favourable for a reef... Continue Reading →