choisissez n mélange AKA 'pick n mix' - Somehow calling this department of the newsletter something other than 'monthly favourites', "things I've been loving" or 'weekly recommendations!' makes this seem a little less youtubey and beauty blogger-esq; but its basically the same. Also, having it in French made it seem more bearable too?!
I have been obso-fruitly blown away by the beauty and passion of the events following April 15th.
As you may all be fairly familiar with, I am a shiny eco bean and so the wild and wise work of fellow climate heads during the EXTINCTION REBELLION peaceful protests moved me enormously so.
As soon as I began walking across Waterloo Bridge I was overcome with the scale and support I saw. Children painted with the XR logo and painting booming messages on the pavement. Parents, students, housewives, teachers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, everyone! was partipating. Everyone was lovely and friendly and kind and commitment to addressing this demanding emergency we have on our hands.
I find, a lot of the time, when I venture into discussion about CLIMATE CHANGE, people doze off, get overly defensive or dismissive of the matter. I feel an odd button in this world of people and I feel completely (so, lol how must the world feel!?) unable to do anything make change and a positive difference. But seeing all these people here, all these wonderful peaceful people really brought to light the reason and criticality of this case.
There is NO grey area. This is happening and this IS real. We have cause havoc, we have caused pain and we have cause death - no EXTINCTION of many innocent species. WE must act now. WE must all help in as much and as many ways we can.
USE LESS PLASTIC, ADOPT A VEGAN LIFESTYLE (its brilliant, trust me), COMMIT TO COMPOSTING, READ UP ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING, TRAVEL THOUGHTFULLY, BUY RESPONSIBLY, USE RESOURCEFULLY.
All of the information supporting this occurence is out there and all of the information to help you pave a better footprint is too.
Adding on from that, on a slightly lighter note.. you can have a listen, look and learn on some of my favorite things these past weeks...
Let me know your thoughts!