Review

Eco Warrior Shampoo Bar

I’ve been trying lots of shampoo bars recently but I think some were actually soap so found them very drying. When I picked up this bar (available at sainsbury’s) I was pleasantly surprised. It was less drying, foams up loads and smells great. It does contain “sustainable palm oil”, which I’m generally a bit skepticalContinue reading “Eco Warrior Shampoo Bar”

Sustainable Snow Gear

While it seems simple enough to use natural fibres in your casual wear, technical outdoor performance wear has always been full of man-made materials and plastics, and that’s before we talk about how anything is made waterproof. Thankfully, brands are now stepping up to the challenge of producing technical wear out of recycled or alternativeContinue reading “Sustainable Snow Gear”

Crash Course: Poverty

Why are some people richer than others? Learning resources to start a discussion

Netflix Documentaries

The films and shows I have been watching to learn more about human’s environmental impact

Review: Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley

Heart warming story about how she got off the couch and gave it a go, eventually progressing to running distance races. Honest and not sugarcoated but told with humour and humility. Will get you digging out your trainers. 4*

Review: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Must read for anyone who is unsure what is/was going on in Afghanistan. The basics of the conflict are explained in simple terms from Malala’s point of view as a child in the country during the conflict. Relatable, empathy inducing, inspirational. 5*

Review: The Sellout by Paul Beatty

The plot doesn’t go where you expect it to after the first chapter. Entertaining, confusing and eyebrow raising read. Not for the PC police. 4*

Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

Contemplates what would happen to society if the power suddenly shifted from the men to the women. Doesn’t go the way you might think. Gripping, with obvious potential as a tv series. 4*

Review: Your Pace or Mine by Lisa Jackson

Amusing and light hearted galavant through Lisa’s personal running journey, with all the laughs and tears along the road. Inspiring you to ditch the excuses and give running a go regardless of the naysayers, whether real or imaginary, she gives practical advice and proves that everyone starts somewhere. 4*

Review: The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama

Lovely account/ interview full of advice from the Dalai Lama and Desmund Tutu who are great friends and full of laughter. The world needs more compassion and this book leaves you with a warm heart and some practical meditations to allow you to implement it. Must read 5*

Review: Pants of Perspective by Anna McNuff

Energetic and emotional journey running the length of New Zealand. It inspires you to pick up your trainers and go, but to run that far with such weight is testament to the lady herself. Incredibly engaging must read. 5*

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