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Fast Fashion Part 2 : Do brands live up to their sustainability and feminist claims?

February 16, 2020





It's been around a year since I stopped buying from fast fashion brands after researching the industry's environmental and social impacts. I wasn't planning on writing another post about it, but my building irritation at fast fashion brands using sustainability and feminism in their marketing inspired me this weekend.
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Green Technology: 6 (More) Apps To Help You Live More Sustainably

January 22, 2020


A few months ago I shared six apps that can help you on your journey to making your lifestyle more sustainable, and it's been one of the most viewed posts on the blog so far! Here are six more resources that you can use to make it easier to be good to our planet.
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Life as a Skokholm Island volunteer : Part 3

October 19, 2019


It was with a heavy heart that I left Skokholm Island at the start of the month, and I still feel at a loss now I’m back on the mainland. They call it ‘Dream Island’ for a reason, and I couldn’t have imagined before I arrived how true this is. You might think it would get dull spending 3 months on an island just a mile long and half a mile wide, but it still remained just as fresh and exciting on the last day as it had the first. It’s a combination of being surrounded by the ever changing and sometimes raging Celtic Sea, in blissful self-imposed isolation from the troubles of the world, living simply and appreciating the rhythms of nature that are so often missed in day to day life. Being able to see a sky full of stars at night, an endless horizon and the sun rise and set every day, and spending the time with like-minded people who are interested in and care about birds and conservation. Its all of this and so much more, a totally immersive experience, and this last post is about everything else that happened on the island besides the seabird work. 
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Life as a Skokholm Island volunteer : Part 2

September 15, 2019


It has been almost 2 months since my last post about my experiences working on Skokholm and the time has flown by. Summer has slipped away and the great autumn migration is now fully underway! The seabirds have slowly left us, although the manx shearwaters and storm petrels are still around for now, and watching the island change through the seasons has been one of the joys of living here long term. So much has happened it is hard to recount, so I will attempt to review the main projects and monitoring we have been working on.
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Lessons learnt at the Conservation Optimism Summit 2019

September 04, 2019



This week I was lucky enough to attend two days of the Conservation Optimism 2019 summit at the University of Oxford in partnership with Synchronicity Earth. The conference was filled with inspiring films, workshops and plenaries, and I met so many interesting and welcoming people. Here I wanted to give an overview of the key messages I took away with me.
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