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How to Deal with Election/Climate Grief

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How to Deal with Election/Climate Grief

This was hailed as the Climate Election. So many people were so filled with hope that we would FINALLY start seeing meaningful action on climate change. We championed so hard, not to push people to vote for a certain political party, but to educate people on the serious environmental issues humans are facing, to take this into consideration when voting and to make an educated choice. So many others did the same. Instead of protecting the environment for future generations,  we'll all be getting lumps of coal in our stocking for Christmas and our re-elected Overlord will think that's amazing. Original...

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Watergate in the Rainforest - Episode 3

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Watergate in the Rainforest - Episode 3

So far we've established that palm oil is a catastrophe and RSPO in its current form is a joke. But what can we do about it? Longterm, an outright boycott isn't necessarily the answer for reasons outlined in Episode 2. Currently though, while there is no accountability or traceability to ensure that palm & palm derived ingredients used are deforestation, human & animal abuse free, palm oil use is just not something Live Life Green, or myself in my own personal life, can support. If you decide that removing palm oil from your life is the best option for you,...

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Watergate in the Rainforest Episode 2

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Watergate in the Rainforest Episode 2

So...continuing on from Episode 1 - what's wrong with palm oil.... Is there a sustainable palm oil option? On paper yes. In practice no. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm (RSPO) is the governing body. There are numerous certification levels, it's not just a blanket 'yes you're certified sustainable' or 'no you're not certified' and being a member of RSPO doesn't mean that the palm oil used is certified sustainable CSPO (in practice or on paper). Companies that aren't members of RSPO aren't allowed to make any claims relating to use of RSPO or sustainable palm oil. It's taken me 2 hours...

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Watergate in the Rainforest Episode 1 - Warning contents may distress

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Watergate in the Rainforest Episode 1 - Warning contents may distress

I know there is a warning in the blog title, and it's serious. This article contains contents and images that may cause distress. It distressed me writing it. I cried. I thought I was going to spew. It's FUCKED UP. There are no other words for it. But then maybe that's the reason this information needs to become known. So this shit stops. In any case, proceed with caution.  In my life B.C (before children) I was a travel agent. I'm much more aware of the environmental impacts of long haul travel these days and so haven't travelled internationally for...

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Annabel's Take On Plastic

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Some years ago, I was working on a large private yacht as part of a crew of twelve (it was on this boat that I met my husband, but that’s another story). We’d left the Mediterranean and were heading for Vietnam; the rich American owners having decided they wanted to cruise the South China Sea that particular season. As you do. Anyway.... However, this was in January 2005 and the huge, terrifying, unprecedented Boxing Day Tsunami had laid waste to the area only a few weeks before. It took us a few weeks to get from Palma to Ho Chi Min City, and as we...

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