Events, Handy Tips,

Coronatimes The silver linings in a world grappling with a pandemic

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As I write this article, I don’t know what worries me more – the bombardment of information coming my way (and me having to sieve through all of it!) or the fast paced global spread of COVID-19 itself. Either way, I feel like I’m stuck in a real life Pac-Man game – it’s only a matter of time before the ghosts catch up! By now we are aware of the necessary precautions that need to …[Read more]

Handy Tips,

Microplastic Mayhem The tiny pollutant that has a big impact

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Microplastics are everywhere – from remote areas in the Pyrenees Mountains in France that are covered with airborne microplastics to right at the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the world’s deepest ocean trench, where a plastic bag and candy wrappers were discovered and even in the Arctic snow, where researchers have found high levels of microplastic trapped in the ice cores. And it isn’t only nature that is filled with it; we’ve known for a …[Read more]

Handy Tips,

Repair, Reuse, Reduce All you need to know about the Right to Repair Movement

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It all began with my computer screen just randomly starting to flicker. First, it was for a few seconds, then it became minutes and now I needed to shut it down for a few hours to resolve the problem. That is when I learnt about Flickergate, a problem unique to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Anyhow, I called the company to check how this could be resolved, (and no surprise?!) they have no solution other …[Read more]

Books, Handy Tips,

Project Drawdown Top 10 steps you can take to reduce global warming

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While governments and international organisations debate and negotiate over effective solutions to combat climate change, we as individuals are often left wondering – what can I do to prevent climate change? Many of us are making changes to lead a more sustainable lifestyle to reduce our carbon footprints. However, the thoughts – Are we doing enough? Will my actions make any difference in the larger scheme of things? What more can I do? – keep …[Read more]