EU and the UK Environment: thoughts on Brexit

Thanks to and after a dear friend’s recommendation, I went to a talk organised by Friends of the Earth and Environmentalists for Europe: What has the EU done for the UK environment?

I have been thinking about Brexit but, but up until the talk, I had not done any personal research to properly understand the potential implications of the UK leaving the EU.  So while this talk was obviously biased by taking an environmental point of view, categorised with #GreenerIn, it still had very interesting discussions and contrasting points were covered.

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Vegan-Friendly Brighton and VegFest Excitement

Some people get excited for Xmas. I get excited for Vegfest.
And it’s coming up, at the end of this month, in Brighton! 🙂

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2015 Snippets

2015 was a very exciting year, even more so thinking about it in self-inflicted meditative retrospective mode.

 

At the start of it I thought it would be a good personal goal to visit somewhere new every month of the year.

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Billow

I haven’t written here in a long time.

But this does not mean that I haven’t had anything to write about; on the contrary, I have discovered and thought of more and more posts that I would like to write and share. They have been swimming in my head for a long time.

 

It has been a combination of being busy, getting busier, writer’s mental block and wanting to change the blog before starting to write again that has prevented me to so.

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Mimi Joung: Maker of Vessels of Wonder

Do you ever think about how things are made?

There are so many things that we use every single day, we probably don’t even give them any thought, they’re just there waiting to be used, yet again. But how are they made? Where do they come from? What’s their journey from being raw material to being a staple of our everyday life?

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22nd April: Earth Day and Asbestos Awareness

Tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd April, is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, an annual event that took place for the first time in 1970. On this day, there are events going on globally to support the protection of the environment.

Yes, ideally I would like to live somewhere that doesn’t need protecting, especially protecting from humans. I am a human: so why would others like me do something to harm the environment we all live in? Well, no need to add much to that…

I’d like to think that Earth Day is known enough for most people to give the whole concept and idea of having a day dedicated to protecting the environment a proper thought. Then again, shouldn’t every day be Earth day?

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VegFest Brighton March 2015

Last week I had the pleasure of going to my second VegFest event, this time in Brighton! I first went there back in September in London and did not want to miss this one! Thanks paperbagblog for the tickets 🙂

My friend and I went to what were 2 days of vegan food samples, coffee, vegan pastries and buns, VBites visits, eye-opening talks and challenging walks in the outrageous coastal wind.

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