Search

Naturally Orla

Poet – Treehugger – Activist – Writes Stories About Witches

Tag

Environment

My No-Single-Use-Plastic January in Review

The first thing you need to know about my 'no single-use plastic' January is that 100% I still used single-use plastics. I did not succeed in avoiding them entirely because there are just so many insidious sources of plastic in... 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 →

Ireland needs Solarpunk

What has a genre of eco-speculation got to do with Ireland's changing political landscape? What could solarpunk offer a country that is not actually famed for its sunshine? "Solarpunk is a movement in speculative fiction, art, fashion and activism that... Continue Reading →

Is population growth the biggest threat to sustainable development?

The idea that a rapidly growing population would inevitably result in economic and resource crisis has been part of the popular imagination since Rev. Thomas Malthus published his essay Principle of Population in 1798. Malthus has been largely disproven but... Continue Reading →

The Selfish Side of Self-Sufficiency

A lot of people discuss and focus on individual action in reaction to political or social problems rather than wider changes. I mentioned this in my Marxism and Mental Health video. Most of the time this is to distract people’s... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑