Happy New Year

I am so grateful for the year that has come and gone. Even though I wasn’t able to do as much freediving as I would’ve liked, I was still lucky enough to take part in a pool competition and dive for fun and enjoyment in the sea. This has been a tough year for many …

The complex truth behind your purchase

  Everything you buy has a story. Someone designed it, someone made it, someone sold it, someone dismantled it or buried it. The truth is that many of the products sold in the West, consumed like it has no value, has left an environmental stain on its original birthplace. Manufacturing Indonesia Let’s take clothing. H&M, …

Buy Nothing Day/ Black Friday

In the run-up to Black Friday, we will see more advertising on TV, the internet, social media, and even newspapers. When is s a good deal not really a good deal? When it kills the planet, as is the case with consumerism and the endless cycle of buying and discarding. The guys at The Story …

Toothbrush update

In May 2020, my partner and I changed over to bamboo toothbrushes after using our previous plastic ones for two years. I did a blog post about it earlier this year. I have never changed toothbrush every six months.  Most people outside out the USA probably keep their toothbrushes until the bristles are bent (for …