Showing posts from July, 2020

Back to Basics

Just a classic outfit post for today with some more second hand favourites, including these white trousers, black turtle neck and a basic belt. I wasn't anticipating staying in New Zealand for another winter so hastily sent a lot of my winter clothes to charity shops a few months ago - what a mistake!  Old Primark Cardigan, Charity Shop Turtleneck, Secondhand trousers, charity shop belt, Old Doc Martens, Old Monki hat                                                                             

What is Environmental Racism & 24 Helpful Resources to Help You Learn More

Environmental racism is a relatively new concept for me and something I am learning more about everyday. Environmental racism refers to the way in which Black people, indigenous people and people of colour are disproportionately effected by the climate crisis. Since this is something that I am learning about, I wanted to share some resources with you that I have found useful and that can explain it much better than I can. So What is Environmental Racism? Let's start with some definitions... "Environmental racism refers to public policies and industry practices disproportionately placing the burden of pollution, waste and the climate crisis on Black people, indigenous people and people of colour" - Waste Free Marie " Environmental racism refers to the way in which minority group neighbourhoods (populated primarily by people of color and members of low socioeconomic groups) are burdened with a disproportionate number of hazards, including toxic waste facilities, garbag

Why We Need to Stop Eco Shaming

Eco or sustainability shame is a phrase that is being thrown around a lot but what does it actually mean? Eco shaming is making someone feel bad for not being sustainable enough. Maybe you're really into avoiding plastic but someone points out that you still eat meat which is also really bad for the environment. This is eco shaming because it's making you feel like your contributions are not enough.  Unfortunately, eco shaming happens all the time. Often when I tell people that I am vegetarian because of the negative environmental impact of the meat industry I am often confronted with, "yes but avocados/coffee/palm oil are just as bad ". Whilst this is true, this doesn't mean that my efforts are invalid.  We are even guilty of eco shaming ourselves! How often have you beat yourself up because you forgot your reusable bottle and you've had to buy a plastic bottle of water? Or maybe you forgot your reusable bag and had to buy a plastic one from the sup