Taking A Break From Driving

Rear vision mirror showing part of man's face

Image: Iain Ferrell, Flickr CC BY-ND 2.0

Last night I drove my car for the first time in weeks.

It felt a bit odd.

It wasn’t as if anything was unusual: I loaded my things into the car, hopped into the driver’s seat and drove a very familiar route.

But it still felt a bit different. Continue reading

Pausing To Reflect – Let’s Do It Now

Woman thinking

Image credit: Robert Couse-Baker, Flickr CC-BY 2.0

How often do we take the time to reflect on what we are doing, to look at our goals and how we go about our daily lives?

A lot of us (particularly in Western cultures) might do this once a year. We take part in the annual ritual at the end of the year, setting New Year’s Resolutions. Even then, we probably don’t go very deep, preferring instead to focus on broad Continue reading

A Carbon Fast For Lent?

Planet Earth with a fever, held in hands

What do you do in the lead-up to Easter? Anything different to the rest of the year? (With Easter early this year, perhaps you’re still getting into the swing of the working (calendar) year! ;-))

It happens that the lead-up to Easter is a great time for some conscious reassessments with a view to living and working more sustainably.

We could, of course do that any time. Continue reading

Fasting For Ramadan, Fasting For The Climate

Gold crescent and finial

Image by edward musiak, Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

In my last post I asked ‘What does religion have to do with sustainability?

As I write this, Muslims around the world are currently fasting during the day as a major part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

On this first day of the month, people around the world – not just Muslims – are also fasting: fasting Continue reading

Changing Habits To Live Sustainably

There is a theory Earth in your hands 11296348_lthat there is only one story: the journey – with a Hero, a Villain, a Direction, and an Outcome. The Hero goes on a quest, but a Villain stands in the way.

Fairy tales

Now, we’re all familiar with fairy tales.

You know, someone (the Hero/Victim, Continue reading