Back In Action

July 31, 2008

I’ve just returned from a wonderful folk-music singing tour of Italy, where we performed in little churches and town-halls.

It was fascinating to examine a different country in terms of it’s attitudes and behaviours on Climate Change. There were hideous crimes like the plastic gloves used to choose fruit in the supermarket, in addition to the already-dreadful plastic bags, and the ugliest recycling bins I’ve ever seen.

But on the other hand, there were cyclists everywhere! And not just porky middle-aged men inspired by the Tour de France, but young mothers popping into town, teenagers flirting and old men slowly but surely peddling their way home from the piazza. Even more than these things, however, they even had a rent-a-bike scheme the tourists!

(Well, you’ve got to work off those extra gelltato-kilos somehow!)

I was never particularly good at maths, and I used a calculator on this one – but I love this game!

Who said maths can’t be used as a campaigning tool!?

Check it out here!

Just one of the lovely phrases in the online brochure from our Voyage :)

Download the PDF here.

And I even get quoted – oh yes!

It is uncomfortable to watch this.

John Doerr describes how the major changes we’ve seen over the last few years is not enough to solve the Climate Crisis.

Lost Generation?

July 28, 2008

This video is so insanely clever!

Watch it.

Nakedness

July 27, 2008

Wow, I thought we were brave swimming in the Arctic Ocean – but this is just that one step further!

Norwegian Royals

July 26, 2008

While we were in the Arctic, we met with the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway, and their young family on their private holiday. It was very special that they allowed 18 unvetted, non-passport carrying young people into their lives – where they had no running water or electricity – and guess what?

They did a Green Finger!

Sisters – Muriel

July 26, 2008

Oxfam have a series of short films out at the moment, showing the effects of climate change on women’s lives all over the world.

This is the story of Muriel, who lives in Brazil.

Sisters – Melissa

July 25, 2008

Oxfam have a series of short films out at the moment, showing the effects of climate change on women’s lives all over the world.

This is the story of Melissa, who lives in the UK.