Iceland Blue Whale: Boycott the Industry NOT the Country

On social media in recent days many people have been calling for a boycott on travel to, and products from, Iceland following the killing of what is believed to be a blue whale by a whaling company. But is that the right way to approach the issue? By the same token should we boycott France … Continue reading Iceland Blue Whale: Boycott the Industry NOT the Country

Book Discussion Series #3: A Sand County Almanac

We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then, and have known ever since, that there was something new to me in those eyes – something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then, and full of trigger-itch; I thought … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #3: A Sand County Almanac

Friendly Green City

Last week I visited Geneva and I wasn't sure what to expect at first, having booked a college trip for my students almost exclusively to visit CERN (although there's plenty to see and do). It is a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan place, with four official languages and the home of some of the world's biggest … Continue reading Friendly Green City

Happy World Environment Day!

Morning all! Today is World Environment Day, for those of you that don't know WED has been run by the United Nations Environment Programme since 1974 in order to raise awareness of, and to encourage action on, global environmental issues. Every year the day has a theme and a host nation - this year the … Continue reading Happy World Environment Day!

Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring

Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -man - acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world. ” - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring I'm (finally!) starting my book discussion series with the book that effectively set me on the path of environmentalism... Silent Spring by the … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring