Big Garden Birdwatch

Apologies for the lack of posting this week, I’ve been completely distracted with BBC’s Winterwatch. How fantastic has it been? The otters were far too cute and my cat, Sinbad, has been completely besotted with the mice mazes. I don’t know about you, but I found it quite shocking to discover that we don’t know the number of mountain hares we have in existence, but we are quite happy to cull them. Such a destructive species, that we are. However, let’s join forces and do some good; it’s RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. Continue reading

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Save our wind farms from the Tories

Tories aren’t making a great start in Government, what with destroying the countries NHS and repealing the fox hunting ban. Well now there’s talk of them pulling the existing subsidy scheme for onshore wind power a year early.  Continue reading

Tackle childhood obesity with a vegan diet, says The Vegan Society

Obesity is fast becoming a serious issue in the UK although it isn’t exactly new information. People are implying convenience food is more, well, convenient, cheaper and quicker however I do contest that. With a bit of planning, I make my own “convenience” food. You can make up some spicy bean burgers in about 15 minutes and then freeze them, meaning I can grab something quick when I get home from work. It also costs more for a bag of frozen chips than a bag of frozen peas these days so I don’t believe the financial excuse either. So it’s great to see The Vegan Society are currently pushing the idea that a vegan diet is suitable for children and can also help tackle the shocking childhood obesity epidemic. Continue reading

Greenpeace wins the fight against UK coal burning

We’ve all seen them when out and about, the big funnels spitting out cloud upon cloud of grey or black matter. It’s sickening to look at and we all know that pollution is damaging our planet.

In case you missed it, there has been some big news. In a surprising move in the run up to the general election, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband launched a joint pact stating that the UK will aim to be the first major economy to end unabated [constant] coal burning. Continue reading

The impact of fish as a food source

It is fairly well known in nutrition that fish provides the body with a good dose omega oils however, it’s important to think about the impact that fish consumption has on your health? With the amount of pollution being pumped into our oceans we should really take notice of the fact that this food source is not recommended for the young and pregnant women. So should we really be eating it? Continue reading