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Naturally Orla

Poet – Treehugger – Activist – Writes Stories About Witches

Toothy and Plastic Beast

When I decided to stop using single use plastics this month I did not anticipate that brushing my teeth would be one of the most complicated parts of that challenge. Dentists tell us to change over toothbrushes every 3 months,... Continue Reading →

Being Biodegradable

There has been some controversy in my life recently from a source I would never have expected. Teabags. Those who know me know that the volume of tea I can drink on a given day in likely outside of safe... Continue Reading →

Solarpunk

I have spent so much time on war, The more time I spent singing for peace The more I became a piece of wasted fury, Maybe not wasted when anger is A fundamentally logical response to injustice, But if it’s... Continue Reading →

The Wonders of Over-Sharing

"You should really be more careful what you put online?" "Aren't you worried people will find out you're bi/mentally ill/really angry about bogs more often than is socially acceptable?" Honestly maybe. Is there a culture of over-sharing on social media?... Continue Reading →

How To Begin

When you walk into a psychologists office they offer you a seat a glass of water and a stupid question:   how are you?   Fine.   How to begin? At some point I learned how to walk, younger than... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Lifestyle Bloggers Lie But it’s OK

The problem with “sustainable lifestyle” bloggers is that they’re liars.   That does not mean that they are always lying on purpose or that a sustainable or minimalist lifestyle is not a good thing to have but ultimately, they’re selling... Continue Reading →

Merry Ethical Christmas

I love all major holidays (any excuse for glittery eye-shadow and a party) and so I love Christmas too. I love decorating, I love the buzz of picking a present for someone you know is just right and I definitely... Continue Reading →

How to communicate biodiversity?

One of my main areas of research is in biodiversity communication and advocacy. While I can provide all the proper definitions of biodiversity recognised by the UN there is always an issue in its communication in that you are basically... Continue Reading →

Write my masters thesis (Bucket List #29)

As per my ongoing This is not a bucket list Bucket let, #29 was to write my masters thesis which I have done! I spent six months of my life eyeball deep in data on biodiversity monitoring citizen science in... Continue Reading →

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