Should I offset my carbon footprint?

Carbon offsetting has recently become much more popular than ever before, and with its new-found popularity it has also gained connotations of privileged Westerners (the people who pollute the most) buying their way out of feelings of guilt over polluting the atmosphere. Flight to New York? Plant a tree. Three litre Mercedes-Benz? Fund wind energy…

Why Plant Based?

Eating plants seems to be all the rage these days, from bearded hipsters choosing avocado toast over bacon sandwiches to middle aged women ditching sausage casseroles in favour of quinoa salads. The big question is, what on Earth is happening? What ever happened to good ol’ meat and two veg? Well, as a plant-munching sociologist…

Why should I care about plastic?

The plastic polluting our oceans, cities and countryside and filling our landfill sites is a huge issue, as is the carbon footprint of so much plastic production.

Should I be a minimalist?

If you think that to be a minimalist you’d have to sell, donate and throw out everything you own, except for your Tibetan Matcha Bowl and your toothbrush, then relax. I’m not going to try and convince you to do that…