What is COP all about?

Kit shares all about this year’s international climate negotiations in COP 24 and how you can get involved.

25 ways to enjoy Christmas

Want to Jingle All the way through December? Having an ethical Christmas doesn’t have to sleigh your wallet or the planet with these 25 sustainable ways to enjoy the festive season.

Dreaming of a brighter future

Originally posted on Tearfund Action Stories  Can you imagine trying to study or prepare for exams by a dim candle light or with no light at all? There are more than a billion people worldwide who don’t have access to electricity. That’s why this year we are campaigning for the World Bank to invest more…

What in the world is Earth Overshoot Day?

Wednesday, 1 August was Earth Overshoot Day. It happens every year and it keeps getting earlier. So what is it? It is the day in the year when collectively the world’s population have used up all the resources that nature can regenerate in one year. This means that, as of 1 August, we are overusing…

Who’s got the power?

Renewable energy is amazing! Off-grid sources of power such as solar and small-scale hydropower often provide people with electricity for the first time. They can improve health, air quality, women’s empowerment, safety and education, as well as creating opportunities for new sources of income, savings and setting up small enterprises. Not only that but solar…

Weighing in on waste

Have you heard the news? All over the world, communities living in poverty are rising up against a tide of plastic waste.

Plastics and Poverty

Why I have faith that we can move (waste) mountains, and why we need to act now.

Wake up and smell the coffee…

Originally posted on WeAreTearfund Could you live without coffee? I don’t just mean for Lent, I mean for life. When I was on holiday in Brugge, we visited a cafe for breakfast and I was super excited to see that they had like 18 different types of coffee (winning!). Looking down the menu, I spotted one…

The gift that keeps on giving

Originally posted on WeAreTearfund I don’t know about you, but I LOVE CHRISTMAS. However in my house I’m not allowed to get my Christmas on until the 1st of December, mostly because my husband’s birthday is in November. So when the 1st of December rolls around I burst out of bed with Christmas joy and…

Power to the people

Originally posted on WeAreTearfund I know you don’t want to hear it but the clocks have gone back and winter is setting in. It’s a sad thought. So I wanted to share a story about Betty who managed to brighten up her village. Betty lives in the Mbala District of Uganda; her village is called…

It’s thyme for food waste to bite the crust!

Originally posted on WeAreTearfund  I wanna taco to you about food waste…okay, I know it’s cheesy, but I just really think tackling food waste is really grate, okay, okay, I promise not to waffle on with too many puns. Seriously though, earlier this year I found out that a third of all food grown in…

Top 10 summer reads

A couple of my campaigning buddies have asked me to write a blog recommending some reads from my MA. This is by no means an absolute list and there are huge amounts of readings I have left out, but here are 10 things I’ve found thought provoking and think you might enjoy reading them too….