Plastic is putting our children’s health at risk and no one is talking about it, says Frederikke Magnussen

When you ask parents about what they worry about most when it comes to their child’s diet, there are some things that come up time after time. Processed foods, sugary drinks and teeth-rotting confectionery are some of the most common enemies as parents battle to serve up healthy meals. One item is conspicuous by its […]

Dude Making a Difference: Zion Lights interviews Rob Greenfield

If you haven’t come across Rob Greenfield, you’re in for a treat. I first heard of him through my publisher, who wanted me to make a series of videos based on excerpts from my book. Look up Rob Greenfield for some inspiration, they told me, so, somewhat apprehensively, I did. They weren’t wrong. This man […]

Ecocide: the fifth crime against peace

Saffia Farr talks to lawyer Polly Higgins, who asks us all to “pollinate” and leave a positive legacy for our children Polly Higgins’ proposed definition for ecocide: the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment […]

Wild Women: Zion Lights meets Jay Griffiths

The first things I notice about author Jay Griffiths are her gentle spirit and analytic mind, mostly because they seem like contradictory traits, but in Jay they are refreshingly complementary. There’s also a saying about how some people become authors, while others are born them, and I think that Jay falls quite clearly into the […]

Upcycled Christmas: Jessica Mason shows crafty ways to reduce waste

As an environmental educator, I have worked with children and rubbish for over 10 years. I started with classroom-based work, but I found that lecturing on what we’re doing wrong and what we should be doing can get boring both for the students and for me. The waste and resource-use situation in our world can […]