Hello hello! Good week? Is it just me or does it feel like Sunday has rolled around especially fast this week? After quite a busy week my plans for the day include all the exciting stuff such as tidying up, as our house looks like a total mess right now (keeping it real!), and my daughter has put in a request to bake scones. I also plan to binge watch the new series of Top of The Lake as the last series was just so good.
Here are some interesting things I’ve read this week:
1. In case you haven’t heard, the big environmental news of the week is that Britain is to ban the sale of all diesel and petrol cars and vans from 2040. I think it’s a good step, but not the best step – I believe relying on technology to carry on business as normal is the easy road. I think the Government has to take a more progressive stance, and invest more in providing better alternatives to car use. So funding better and safer walking and cycle routes and facilities; reducing the cost of public transport; expanding the routes and frequency of public transport; and so many other things that I could spend the whole day listing. But I won’t, don’t worry (I save that for my day job!).
2. The 21 kids suing the Trump administration over inaction on climate change are inspiring similar cases around the world. And winning.
3. Millennials are encouraging retailers to commit to transparent pricing, and it’s helping to encourage those involved in the production are being paid a fair wage. Way to go millennials!
4. The power of habit – why we do what we do. I’m not normally into stuff like this, but I’m listening to this TEDx talk right now and it’s pretty fascinating. He’s written a book by the same name too* and I’m tempted!
5. “For years we’ve able to buy gluten-free, dairy-free, and fat-free, so why not plastic-free?” – 9 out of 10 people in the UK want to see supermarkets introduce a plastic free aisle. I am on board with this!
6. Related: a petition to sign asking supermarkets to stop using plastic packaging on fruit and vegetables.
8. Could paying people to stop chopping down trees be the answer to deforestation? It may well be.
9. The three most important things to look for on a clothing label.
10. And finally, Edinburghers, get rewarded by recycling!
And from the Moral Fibres archives:
I still love this beautiful home in Bristol.
Small ideas to incorporate a green roof into your home.
Enjoy your Sunday!
PS: In case you missed it, catch up on the 23rd July Ten Things post to stay up to date!