CHILDREN HAVE A HUMAN RIGHT TO STRIKE

I have been on BBC Points West TV news, BBC Politics West, ITV News, BBC Radio Bristol, CNN  and various regional media over recent months discussing our #OneByOne Bristol plastics campaign as well as campaigning on air pollution and questioning the promotion of flying and airport expansions. Our One by One campaign group helped launch the plastic attack movement, which has gone global, and we petitioned to get a single use plastic ban in Bristol along with Martin Fodor and other local campaigners. Please follow our Facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/groups/onebyonebristol/​​

We've had enough of their rubbish, it's time to force plastic reduction on supermarkets and producers. Opinion piece by me, following Sir David Attenborough joining in with plastic attacks. Published in The Bristol Cable

Some of my older work is here: click on an image to enlarge it

Climate change campaigners step up efforts against Bristol Airport expansion amid a public consultation deadline of January 26. Report by me published in The Ecologist magazine: Link    

BRISTOL XR: WE WILL BLOCK UP LONDON

Independent Ecologist, Freelance Journalist, Educator, Author

"Bristol Airport expansion is like a gun pointing at the heart of the planet," says author and activist George Monbiot. “It is insane to be building more fossil fuel infrastructure in the midst of a climate emergency." Published in The Bristol Cable.

400 Bristolians pledge to bring parts of London to a standstill with Extinction Rebellion - many arrested at Oxford Circus. Published in The Bristol Cable.

PROTEST DAY AGAINST AIRPORT EXPANSION

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MEDIA HYPOCRISY ON THE CLIMATE CRISIS

HOW TO TACKLE CLIMATE SCIENCE DENIAL

Bristol's love of spiders goes to extremes. Published by South Bristol Voice.

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MAKE SUPERMARKETS REDUCE PLASTIC

MUSEUM ANIMALS SHROUDED IN MOURNING VEILS

Campaigners in Bristol, Somerset and London are targeting airport investors, including teachers' pensions. Published in The Bristol Cable.

BRISTOL BID TO BAN SINGLE USE PLASTIC

FLOWER POWER: ART FOR NATURALISTS

OUR PLASTIC ATTACK CAMPAIGN IS  NOW GLOBAL 

Climate researcher Katharine Hayhoe believes climate science deniers feel unnecessarily threatened by solutions – and the crux of winning them over is to show them how they will benefit from a greener future, regardless of beliefs. 
​Published in
The Ecologist.

Bristol’s environmental image hangs in the balance over Bristol Airport expansion. I took part in a TV debate on BBC1 Sunday Politics along with politicians and campaigners, and wrote this comment piece published by Bristol 24/7Link

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There is plenty you can do to help our urban wildlife survive the winter cold: Part 1

THE PERILS OF BEING AN URBAN HEDGEHOG...

BRISTOL: DON'T BUCKLE AT THE POUND SIGNS

An old reach of the River Chew has returned to Somerset after 70 years. 
​Published in
The Guardian.

A powerful new display in Bristol will highlight the biodiversity crisis after children demanded the true stories of exhibits were told. Published in The Guardian

CAMPAIGNING

"LIVING IN THIS COMPLETE MADNESS IS UNNERVING"

Report by me on the rights of children to protest on the #SchoolStrike4Climate held on February 15 across the UK. Published by The Ecologist: Link

WILDLIFE GARDENS CAN BEAT FLOWER SHOWS

I presented a 4,000+ name petition to City Hall in November, and gave a speech asking the Mayor & council for a city wide ban on avoidable single use plastic: story in Bristol 247.

CLIMATE ACTIVISTS TARGET AIRPORT INVESTORS 

XR: REBELLION AND A NEW AGE OF ACTIVISM 

I explore light pollution and its impacts on bats, following new research, in this feature for BBC Wildlife Magazine.
​Available at: BBC Wildlife Mag

HOW WILL CITIES GO CARBON NEUTRAL?

I met Bristol people steering a rapid rise in environmental activism, including Extinction Rebellion and its sister groups, schooled here. Published in The Spark.

We have to show how it's done, say residents with bold plans in the first city to declare a climate emergency... Link   Also published in South Bristol Voice.

A LOST RIVER RETURNS

MAKING A GARDEN WILDLIFE POND

BATS AND LIGHT POLLUTION

My piece on how local campaigners started a worldwide movement. #PeoplePower  #PlasticAttack  #HandBackPlastic 

Our One by One plastic attack movement was featured on CNN: 
How plastic attacks on supermarkets became a global movement​​

INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE MONBIOT

... and the slippery slope of loving them: few can be as smitten as Yvonne Cox of Hedgehog Rescue. Here's how she helps hundreds of hogs, and what gardeners can do too, for Hedgehog Week. Published in South Bristol Voice.

RECENT WRITING...

I write freelance. My first children's nature book, created jointly with Sean Taylor and Cinyee Chiu, will be published in September 2019, by Quarto. I have worked for a wide range of regional newspapers, national and international magazines, contract, book & digital publishers and I sometimes venture on to radio and telly. I mostly cover science, wildlife, environment, botany, gardening and politics/current affairs linked with that. I also write ecology consultancy reports and write/deliver science outreach.

CNN: WORLD MOVEMENT AGAINST PLASTIC

Britain's first city to declare a climate emergency has unveiled how it will attempt to create a 2030 carbon neutral blueprint. Published in The Independent 

SPIDER LOVE! 

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Lots of wildlife-friendly planting ideas are attached, to make your back yard into nature's paradise. Eco gardens can look stunning and make a blissful spot to enjoy lots of wild visitors. Feature published in Bristol Voice newspaper.
​Download here: page 1 and page 2

The best botanical guides offer keys, but artists bring the music. I explore some of the most memorable and useful botanical illustrations, books and artists in my feature for BBC Wildlife Magazine, in the January issue. You can preview the magazine here. Link

Bringing wildlife closer

Creating or improving a garden pond is one of the best ways to attract and help wildlife in your neighbourhood. Published in South Bristol Voice.

A plea for the media to rethink its promotion of flying to millions of people. Published by The Ecologist magazine and Canada News Media: Link