Hello!  Keeping it brief this week!  I had website problems yesterday which took a lot of time, and eventually money to resolve, which was fun.  Back to normal now though!

1 One of the biggest stories of the week is that Iceland, the supermarket, has been blocked from showing their Christmas advert on UK TV.  The advert, showing the destruction of the orangutan’s rainforest habitat to make space for palm oil plantations, has been blocked by Clearcast over accusations it is ‘too political’.  The supermarket was hoping to showcase its decision to stop using palm oil in its products while raising awareness of the controversial commodity’s environmental impacts.  Where the politics is in this is beyond me, and this tweet summed it all up for me.

2.  In very positive news, more UK electricity was produced by wind and solar sources last year than by nuclear power stations, for the first time.  As a result, greenhouse gas emissions also reduced by 3%.  Go go renewables!

3.  David Attenborough is voicing a Netflix’s Our Planet series – about the beauty and fragility of our natural world.  Controversially though, George Monbiot has said that David Attenborough has betrayed the natural world by deliberately downplaying our impact on nature.  What do you think?

4.  Let’s all move to Finland!

5.  This year’s word of the year was a surprise, competing against words like ‘Gammon’ and ‘Floss’.  Change is a-coming! 

6.  I want to read this book*, but it doesn’t seem to be widely available in the UK.  Looks like I might have to get with the 21st century and try it on Kindle. 

7.  Hallowe’en might have passed, but did you know that two ‘ghost moons’ were discovered orbiting the earth?  Fascinating!

8.  I’m hugely into the idea of re-wilding lynx and wolves and other such animals into their native landscapes, but not everyone, including farmers, has met the idea with the same enthusiasm.  These moves to help farmers get on board with re-wilding are a huge step forward.  

9.  Planning on going vegan?  Turns out there’s an app for that!

10.  Finally, to celebrate the launch of Steamer Trading’s new Reuse and Reduce category, I am hosting a really amazing giveaway over on Instagram.  One lucky person will win a huge zero-waste kit, packed full of fantastic reusables to help you cut your plastic waste.  Moral Fibres readers can also take 10% off along with free delivery at Steamer Trading with the code: WENDY10.  You’ve got until Tuesday to enter!

See you soon!


PS: catch up with 4th November’s post here, if you missed it.

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