Hiya!  How’s your week been?  There has been a lot of BIG news this week that at times has felt a little overwhelming.  I didn’t post anything in response to the IPCC report, because where to even start, but I did post in response to the brilliant Fashion’s Dirty Secrets documentary – I put together your ultimate guide to ethical fashion.  There’s still time to catch it on iPlayer – it’s a great watch, and interesting to see how brands who say they are doing good (e.g. H&M and ASOS) still refuse to talk to the media about their environmental impact.

This week’s links:

1.  The big lie we’re told about climate change is that it’s our own fault

We left the lights on too long, didn’t close the refrigerator door, and didn’t recycle our paper. I’m here to tell you that is bullshit. If the light switch was connected to clean energy, who the hell cares if you left it on?

2.  But also, “feeling this is too big for me is no use to anyone“.

3.  What can you do?  Vote for parties with a strong environmental stance, donate and advocate for a carbon tax.

4.  Incredible.  A plastic-free shopping map of the UK.

5.  Now here’s an interesting thought for a Sunday morning – are plants conscious?

6.  Mushrooms could hold the key in saving honey bees.

7.  The definition of irony.

8.  The BBC is to show the first prime-time film on climate change since 2007.  Why an 11-year moratorium is anyone’s guess, but better late than never.  

9.  Is activism you can Instagram really going to save the planet?

10.  Finally, let’s end with an injured tortoise in it’s Lego wheelchair.  

Have a great Sunday!

Wendy.x