https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sA2LeHTIUI If we are serious about moving away from cars, we really need to stop building for them. As we talked about in our LDP post, a new way of looking at urban development needs to be found. We need to move away from US-style suburbs that require a car to get around and arguably... Continue Reading →
This started out as a light hearted piece about the fascinating story of Ken Smith, who has lived as a hermit for nearly 40 years. But then, as I was writing it, things got really quite dark. When we think about what living sustainably would look like, we are probably not going to find it... Continue Reading →
We all want to feel safe when out and about, whether we are cycling or walking. We may ask for routes to be created to facilitate that, but we need to be mindful of not just where they are and where they go, but also how they work with the biodiversity of the areas they... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrfsTNNCbP0 Another excellent video from youtuber Adam Something.
When we talk about our impact on our world, or our individual "carbon footprint", we might be forgiven for thinking that saving the world was all on our shoulders. However, whilst individual actions can improve the places where we live, the real damage is inflicted by the structures that have been built around us. Whose... Continue Reading →
This is an excellent video that gets to the nub of what I've been hovering around for some time. My delve into minimalism, urbanism and investing have led me to a number of troubling realisations.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a report in 2018, pulling in evidence from 107 experts from 52 countries in order to provide governments around the world with the data behind human-induced climate breakdown. Over two years in the making, this report highlights the multiple interactions between climate change and land. It assesses... Continue Reading →
Just a quick note to point out an excellent new resource for those interested in making Cardiff even better than it already is.
In this day and age, with huge amounts of information available at your fingertips it has become harder than ever to take anything at face value.
So when you talk about the environmental benefits of cycling it's easy to lose people, because people assume you are talking about global warming or climate change.
We puny humans are not so great at dealing with the bigger picture. We often don't have the power to make big changes, but if we focus on the small picture we'll make inroads into the huge challenges ahead.