The internet is in an uproar - the Great Barrier Reef is dead. The reef "... passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old." On 11th October 2016, Rowan Jacobsen posted an obituary to the reef on Outside Online which quickly went viral - at the time of writing it has had over 1.4 million shares. Scientists however, have stated that although a portion of the reef is dead, the headlines that have followed this article have been greatly exaggerated. Does this mean that, despite the extensive damage, there is hope for the reef?
Green energy choices and companies are thankfully becoming more popular these days. I have been sent a guide to choosing solar panels by The Simple Dollar (which is a bit like The Money Saving Expert website here in the UK) that I wanted to share with you all. Although some of the details only apply to the American market there is a lot of useful information in the guide that anyone anywhere can use to help them choose the right solar panel scheme, manufacturer and installer. You can read the full guide at The Simple Dollar Solar Panel Guide webpage. I have provided a short breakdown of the guide below along with a couple of links that will be useful for UK readers (as that is where most of my readers are.) If you live in the US there are lots of useful links in the article. If you live elsewhere then it is worth checking out local government schemes and green energy companies in your area to see what they provide.
When we think about switching to a more green lifestyle, the sheer vastness of the task can be off-putting. There is so much that we could potentially do; changes in our homes and gardens, changes to the way we travel, even changes to the way we dress and eat. The best way to approach the task is to figure out how far you want to take it firstly. Do you want to do what you can to contribute, whilst keeping practical with your current living situation? Or do you want to go the whole hog and do absolutely everything you can? Below is a guide to breaking the task into steps and what we can do to begin taking small steps to be more green in each area. If we want to stick to these small steps for now we can do that, or we can branch out from these points to the more hardcore ways of green living. The choice is entirely yours. Let's go!
I've finally gotten round to starting a YouTube channel to accompany this blog. This video is about eco- friendly makeup, specifically how we can make all makeup eco-friendly and more ethical. I hope you enjoy the video, feel free to subscribe to channel if you would like. Also feel free to let me know what you think in the comments. The channel is an experiment, so any feedback would be great.
I had been meaning to do some volunteering for a long time and I had really wanted the nature of that volunteering to be conservation. Caring for the environment means a lot to me and I felt that it would be more productive to do something rather than sit and complain about it. I spent about four very satisfying planting trees along in embankment and must have planted about 20 trees over the course of the afternoon.