Hello!  Has it been sunny where you are?  We have been out enjoying the sun, and kicking back in the country park near our house, and wishing that this sunshine might just stick around for a little while at least.  Here’s my guide to eco-friendly sunscreen if you are looking to stock up.  Although, I warn you, now that I’ve mentioned sunscreen, it will rain for 4 weeks solid!  Welcome to the Wendy weather curse!

This week’s links:

1.  What it’s like to shop after not shopping for two years.

I have .. learned that it feels so much better to only buy stuff when you’re actually going to use it. Because the value of an object comes out when we actually use it—not simply because we own it. And that is how I shop now“.

2.  Relatedly, this article on consumption spirals was an enjoyable and thought-provoking read.

3.  The former CEO of Patagonia says quit talking about sustainability:

“Sustainability” may be a worthy goal, but the word has become cliché, now typically deployed in its adverbial form to modify various nature-exploiting activities like “logging” and “fishing” or the catch-all “development.”

So let’s quit talking about “sustainable” this or that and face the overarching question about the future: Can we create a durable civilization in which humans become good neighbors in the community of life?

4.  “Plants are so hot right now“.

5. “Gove’s cotton bud ban is feeble“.

“At least two decades after cotton buds became well known as a public health hazard, never, ever to be placed anywhere near ears, the government has announced plans to ban them, maybe next year”.

6.  Cape Town was predicted to reach Day Zero on 16th April 2018 – when water supplies were anticipated to run out.  The good news is Day Zero has been pushed back thanks to some solid water rationing.

7.  I plan on whipping up a batch of these vegan muffins, ASAP!

8.  Although I have never fancied London living, Londoners, you are so lucky.

9.  In sobering news, it’s predicted that in 200 years cows may be the largest land mammals on the planet.

10.  Finally, my favourite tweet of the week.

Happy Earth Day!


PS: If you missed it, can up on the 15th April Ten Things post.

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