Stay Safe this Christmas – Ethical Advent Day 21

Welcome to Day 21 of my Ethical Advent series 2020. Today is far from the normal Christmas message I’d be sending out, but then 2020 has been far from a normal year! In light of the pandemic, and various restrictions here and around the world, many of us will be spending Christmas in a different…

Shelter Big Walk – Fighting Homelessness – Ethical Advent Day 10

Christmas might feel a bit different to usual for many of us. However, for thousands of people struggling with homelessness, Christmas will bring little comfort, whilst we are tucked up in our warm homes. Many people struggling with bad housing and homelessness have already endured the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic without a safe place to live….

Making Reusables the New Normal

Once upon a time, two physics graduates got together and decided they wanted to do something different with their lives. Something good for the planet. Something that would make a real difference. And Ohelo was born… More than 8 million tonnes of plastic a year ends up in the oceans, and 2.5 billion single use…

Who Made Your Clothes, Boohoo?

Before the second coronavirus lockdown in Leicester, which highlighted the unacceptable, cramped working conditions and wages of around £3.50 per hour in several fast fashion factories, how many people would question how it was possible to buy a dress for just £4 from Boohoo, and ask the question, ‘Who made your clothes’? In the world…

Hey! Leave Those Rats Alone!

According to the RSPCA, rats are highly social animals, with an excellent sense of touch and smell – and can form close human-animal bonds. Why then, am I still reading headlines such as “Summer of the cannibal rats! Hungry, aggressive, highly fertile – and coming to our homes”? And not even from the usual tabloids…

Hand Washing & Sanitising

Greetings from the sofa! Which is a place many of us are now spending much more of our time, as COVID-19 sweeps the globe. As shops and venues close, gigs are cancelled, and working from home has become more common than going into the office! Not all of us are fortunate enough to be able…