Hello! How’s it going? I have mostly been on a bicycle or at least talking about bicycles, which always makes me happy. I also found a film from 1958 warning us about climate change. Fascinating viewing. The full version is here if you are interested.
This week’s links
1. Why climate action is the antithesis of white supremacy. A moving read in the wake of the Christchurch shootings on why climate action stems from the understanding that everything is connected; whilst behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation.
“There is no life on a dead planet. This is why fighting against climate change is the equivalent of fighting against hatred. A world that thrives is one where both people and planet are seen for their inextricable value and connectedness“.
2. Gregg’s say launching their vegan sausage roll was a “revelation“. If other businesses take note (I’m sure they will because ££££££) we could see more vegan options in high street eateries across the nation.
3. I feel like I post stories like this all the time, but it’s only because I don’t think I can emphasise enough the potential power of one person’s individual actions, and the ripple effects it can cause. It’s easy to feel that our individual actions can’t make a difference because the government’s not doing x, or a huge conglomerate is doing y, but really keep doing what you’re doing: who knows what you will inspire others to do.
4. Attenborough’s back this Spring and it’s set to be a must-watch.
5. I really enjoyed this piece by Emma Gannon on how the pressure to be 100% woke became the new impossible perfect.
“It would be a real shame if the pressure to be a perfect activist were to prevent people from becoming activists at all. At the end of the day, we only have one lifetime to try and make change, and if we continue to go this ‘perfectionist’ route then we’ll be shooting ourselves in the foot. We don’t want to reach a point where good people who are trying to push change will eventually not bother anymore, for fear of getting it wrong“.
6. #trashtag – the new social media challenge to encourage people to litter pick.
7. If US Conservatives talked about other issues the way they talk about climate change. This would be funny if it wasn’t so true.
“Why would an abortion doctor know anything about abortion and doctors?”
“How could there be a gun violence problem if nobody’s shooting at me right now?”
8. This graph is mesmerising.
9. I’d love to see these art installations in place at Westminster. Climate change can be an abstract concept to grasp – these visuals really make their point.
10. Finally, the lovely Vicky at Oh Wild wrote a review of Fresh Clean Home that blew my socks off. Thanks so much Vicky! If the book is still on your wishlist you can borrow it from your local library or buy it from a number of shops. :)
That’s it for now – take it easy!
PS: catch up with my last Ten Things post from 10th March here.