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Best sustainability blogs - from hard science to feel-good vibes
Let’s face it, you could spend all day every day reading about sustainability and not even make a dent in what is out there. Not to mention generating a slight feeling of disillusionment/existential crisis.
So here are my recommendations for the perfect balance of things to read/listen to/watch – a combination of hard-hitting realism, inspiring examples of change, practical tips and a hint of good-old irreverent humour.
Best for technical knowledge… Carbon Brief
With its in-depth analysis, daily briefings and Q&As, Carbon Brief is an invaluable resource for information about the related fields of climate change, energy, technology and UK and international policy.
Its content is well researched and easy-to-understand and very quick to cover emerging topics. They have saved my skin on a number of occasions.
To make you feel positive… Positive News
While we can’t stick our heads in the proverbial sand, there are days when news about record-breaking temperatures and scrapped environmental policy is just too much. Luckily Positive News does what it says on the tin by sharing feel-good stories and examples of practical, successful change.
For when you want to listen … Sustainababble
I always try and have a podcast on my phone – great for listening to on the train or even while exercising. Sustainababble bills itself as a comedy podcast about the environment (no, that’s not an oxymoron I promise) so you can learn and get some laughs in at the same time.
(Special shout-out for this episode of Reasons to be cheerful by Ed Miliband and Geoff Lloyd – Ideas for the anthropocene: humankind respecting the earth).
When you need practical advice… Hubbub
Hubbub excels at providing simple advice on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle. Perfect for ideas for yourself or forwarding to others without coming across like hairshirt-wearing, chickpea-obsessed, lentil weaver (although we all know you are).
Give it a watch: How to get more plant powered protein in your diet
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