Hello! And welcome back! I hope you had a great festive season. I spent mine eating all the things, drinking most of the things (responsibly!), and napping at every given opportunity. I liked it a lot. And whilst I disagree with Wizzard, when they sang I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday, I definitely wished on more than one occasion that it could be the period between Christmas and New Year every day!

I have to admit, I always find the sharp contrast between Christmas and New Year a bit jarring. How we go from the focus of things being about keeping cosy, doing fun things, and eating comforting food to suddenly, come 1st of January the focus everywhere you turn is about going to the gym, going on diets, and basically being pretty harsh on ourselves at one of the coldest and darkest times of the year. So, if you don’t mind, you won’t find any of that here in January. I’ll be carrying on with the cosy and being kind to myself. Who’s with me? #keepingitkind

This week’s links:

1.This article on “Why should I sacrifice when big companies are to blame for climate change” is brilliant reading.

“The 100 companies that are responsible for 71 percent of emissions are the biggest fossil fuel producers in the world. The best thing that you can do to fight climate change and hold those companies responsible is to take revenge by jumping into, not out of, the climate action game “.

2. If you’re taking part in Veganuary then here is very useful advice for when half of the table goes meatless and you don’t want to cook 3 different meals for 4 people. Following along with intereest.

3. Is sustainability a class issue?

4. Following on from this, 8 simple and inexpensive ways to be a more ethical consumer in 2019.

5. H&M are looking into paying workers more, but it’s more complicated than just increasing wages.

6. Schools are being urged to eliminate single-use plastic by 2022, which couldn’t come soon enough because if you’ve spent any time in any school at lunchtime then you would know what a massive difference this would make.

7. ‘Momentum is growing’: reasons to be hopeful about the environment in 2019.

8. The world’s first no-kill eggs have gone on sale in Germany and could be coming to the rest of Europe soon.

9. A post from here that you may have missed – are biodegradable plastics good for the environment?

10. Finally, I want you to stop recycling.

Have a lovely Sunday, and remember, be kind to yourself! ;)

Wendy.x