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Sometimes I wish I could give up.
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Dear friends, family and followers, Sometimes I wish I could just give up. And I bet you wish I would too sometimes… ;-) Give up going on and on (and on) about the climate crisis. Stop banging on about taking climate action. Quit posting things on social media that make my friends feel anxious, overwhelmed, panicked, uncomfortable, stressed. I know I seem always happy, always confident, always positive, but there is part of me that is simply desperate to give up. To just stop. To walk away. To no longer feel the despair, the...
Seven Simple Ways to Solve the Climate Crisis*
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(* Yes, I know it's a reach, but... if we ALL did these things, then they actually, probably would solve it, just saying... ) The Climate Crisis: it's all TOO much, isn't it? Sometimes the climate crisis is just too much to face. Not only the terrifying reality of what we will all face if we do not limit global warming to 1.5'c above industrial levels, but also the question of "what can I do about climate change?" It feels so complicated. There seems so MUCH to do. So many options. So many things to change. And so...
Eco Gift Guide 2021 from The Contented Company
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I don't know about you, but I'm never as organised as I want to be for Christmas, ESPECIALLY when I'm trying to buy gifts that have less of an impact on our planet. I need more time and more inspiration. So hopefully this Eco Gift Guide compilation will help you browse through eco gift options on The Contented Company site to give you some inspiration to get you started... 9 Eco Kids Gift Ideas... Wood-backed Robot Stamps, by Jungwiealt £21.00 Plastic Free 'Sloth & Friends Kids' Tea Set, by Sass & Belle £22.00 Cotton Bag of Glass Marbles, by...
Climate Justice: Fighting to solve the climate crisis and racial inequality
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Black History Month October is Black History Month in the UK. (It is February in the US.) It was first launched in London in the 1980s, with the aim the local community challenging racism and educating themselves and others about the British history that was not taught in schools, and to recognise the contributions that many generations of people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to the UK.[i] With this is mind, I didn’t want to let October pass without acknowledging Black History Month. And as The Contented Company is focussed on the environment and how...
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Alongside eco posts, I occasionally reflect on my privilege on here too. And I wanted to do so again. On Thursday, as it was half-term, I took the girls to the beach. (We were staying near my parents and I grew up by the sea.) The weather was glorious, light sun and a gentle breeze, we got there early and started building a sand castle (sorry, a castle complex, according to my 11YO). Then we went to paddle in the sea. One of the girls said ‘mum - look at that’. I turned and looked. (Not my photo but another...