Monthly Archives: July 2008

Arts and Climate Change, a good idea?

Arts and Climate Change, a good idea?

One very hot summer day in London in 2006, during high tourist season, I ventured out to see The Ship: Art and Climate Change at the Natural History Museum. It so happened the museum was in full swing of its Dinosaurs show, which seemed to be attracting the majority of people swarming around the building … Read more…

Environmental anxiety: moving from ‘flight’ to ‘fight

I find the casual ways in which we come to know about serious environmental threats to be very surreal. For example, you are flipping through the newspaper or watching the evening news, and then confronted with the stop-dead-in-your-tracks, bone-chilling kind of ecological travesties taking place around our planet today. I’m talking about those stories: declining … Read more…

Ethical Shopping

Ethical shopping is a subject much discussed at present, but what does it actually mean to consumers? Wikipedia defines it as buying things which have caused no harm or exploitation to humans, animals or the natural environment. Our newspapers are full of tales of factory farming, climate change, sweatshops and child labour and it has … Read more…