Who needs (blood) diamonds when nature sparkles in so many ways? Without environmental devastation… …without exploitation… …and for free!
Autumn brings into sharper focus that nature wastes nothing and the laws of thermodynamics. A fallen tree: Surface for epiphytesSubstrate for fungiFood for bacteriaHabitat for invertebrates Matter and energy. Life cycles. Upcycling. Recycling. Reuse. Circular […]
The Cornish hedges NW of Kit Hill are not trimmed yet and bare branches catch the rays of the sun, already low in the sky at 3 pm. Almost like hoarfrost.
New life! We’ll before oaks shed their last leaves, acorns are preparing the next generation. A lesson in sustainability to all of us from the scale of families and education, organisations and businesses to political […]
A new dawn (perhaps in more than just the literal sense). I begin the second nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown with an early morning paddle on the Tamar estuary. It’s beautiful. Thick mist is drifting down the […]
I’m just returning from the dentist minding my own business and am stopped by a column of 16 SUVs (you know the type: Range Rovers and Japanese models with names, such as animal, terminator, dominator […]
Like you, I am European and I live in the UK. By accident of birth and shifting borders, I carry a German passport. I reflect on history, the bad bits (lots of human suffering at […]
Charles Darwin’s great great granddaughter Sarah Darwin has broadcast live from the Darwin200 ship Pelican of London. Watch it here: Featured Image: “Beagle: Sarah Darwin” by RNW.org is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Young sailors and scientists aboard the Pelican of London explore sutainable energy with a competition to design and build a wind turbine. Watch the video here: https://darwin200.com/understanding-sustainable-energy/
The Darwin200 film team explores the beauty and history of Lewis. Watch their video here: https://darwin200.com/adventures-in-the-isle-of-lewis/