Sorry Earth, you deserve better

Now we’re coming to the end of a record-breaking heatwave, it feels like an appropriate time to admit that I haven’t been a good friend to the earth. I take advantage of it, get mad at its weather and I only know its birthday to within 20 million years. I recycle and remember to turn off the lights but I also use far too much single-use plastic and eat dairy like there’s no tomorrow (there soon may not be). I’ve been gradually trying to make amends with the earth but I pledge to do better. This is as much to improve my own sense of wellbeing as it is to protect the environment. Continue reading