I knew it was a bad idea to press the button, but I just couldn’t help myself. I had just finished booking flights to the UK and was excited by the prospect of visiting my family whilst trying to convince myself that air travel was irrelevant to climate change. The “Calculate your carbon emissions” button that appeared… Continue reading Offsetting my guilt
Tomorrow (Shabbat 11th February) we celebrate Tu Bishvat, the Jewish New Year for trees. It is a time when we celebrate the natural world, when we take time to contemplate all that God has provided for us – the trees, flowers, fruit, rivers, seas. But in such times of celebration we must also spare a thought for… Continue reading Towards an all-inclusive Tu Bishvat
This is my New Year blog post in which I declare my New Year’s resolutions and proclaim my enthusiasm for launching another productive year of climate activism. This is where I explain how the restful holiday period has reinvigorated my passion for saving the planet and how I vow to try ever harder to make a difference. Only, something… Continue reading We can resolve this
A few months ago I wrote about the devastating impact the palm oil industry has on biodiversity in pristine equatorial rainforests, and it disproportionate contribution to climate change. I was inspired by Zoos Victoria’s “Don’t Palm Us Off” campaign to persuade producers of goods containing palm oil to switch to Certified Sustainable Palm Oil, and started to… Continue reading Kosher Palm Oil follow-up
“May you bee inscribed and sealed in the book of life for a good and sweet new year. May all your offspring survive to see adulthood and may you successfully pollinate our crops so that we will have sufficient to eat.” It’s not that I’m actually suggesting this prayer is added to our Rosh HaShanah prayer books – heaven… Continue reading May it bee a sweet new year
There are times when I feel myself teetering on the border of sanity. Fortunately I usually pull myself back before doing anything seriously regrettable. And just now I had one of those experiences. Today is yellow bin day, which, if you live in the City of Glen Eira, you would know means you have to… Continue reading Bagged
I have recently rediscovered the joy of shopping for clothes. In an effort to live a more sustainable lifestyle, I had come to limit my clothes shopping to essentials, well aware of the strain that the fast fashion industry puts on the environment. I had restricted my shopping to ‘essentials’, repeatedly asking myself whether I… Continue reading Can we still love the pre-loved?