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What is planetwise?

52-times a year.  Once a week.  Little changes. 

 

This is my pledge to help our planet.  

To make one permanent change each week in my life, for a year, that is more planetwise.

Everything starts with the individual.   Everything we do can make a difference. 

 

We are all connected, and if we all believe we can individually make a difference, and share our ideas - we can create a direct positive impact, and a collective positive pressure.

 

The big things will stay the same, and climate change will always be someone else's fault, unless we all try to make our next choice a good choice - for our planet.
 

Who are we?

who are we? 

(in case you've stumbled across this)

​This project started as an idea for a fun and educational family activity.  To do a little bit more, to help the planet, and keep a diary.  I have a family that is patient and supportive.  We gave it a fun name: Project Planetwise.

We are a normal family.  We recycle as much as we can.  We try to buy well, and waste as little as possible.

We soon realised how much more we could do, and that what we are doing is not enough.  With a little effort, with better choices, and with small sacrifices.

 

So the diary has become a blog, in the spirit of sharing positivity.  If you like what it is saying, please join in and send ideas, or comment, or share.

We can all help each other to do better, and to be more planetwise.

 
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Week 52: I will reflect.

In some of the most important parts of our lives, imperfection is beginning to replace perfection. We are beginning to realise that as...

Week 51: We have changed.

It might well be that the greatest movie of all time, has not yet been made. It might be that the greatest pop song of all time, is yet...

Week 50: I will run for the climate.

One of my superpowers is that I can run, pretty much anytime. I can get to the end of a working day, or a particular task or other, pull...

Week 49: I will find good.

There is a box in the entrance of our local church, for food bank donations. It is a green plastic tub. It does not have a Facebook...

Week 48: I will fail.

I wonder in millions of years, what historians will make of the current human race. By historians, I have no real idea what I mean. Maybe...

Week 47: I will smell fabulous.

I believe in hitting redial two-hundred times to secure concert tickets. I believe in flipping through records in a charity shop in case...

Week 46: I will compost.

Over the last few weeks, I have started weighing our bin bags. Actual standing on the bathroom scales with the bag, and then without the...

Week 43: I will stand up for juice.

I was watching a recipe video on Instagram this week, and it got me thinking that the world is full of strange contradictions, and...

Week 42: I will swap and think.

So far this year, we’ve had a lot of fun with sustainable alternatives to our regular products. We’ve found replacements in almost every...

Week 41: I will be imperfect.

To get a good idea of the real state of the world I have always found it useful to go online, search for mainstream articles or videos at...

Week 40 (part 2): On Optimism.

For several decades, the beginning of September hasn’t meant much in my life. A recovery weekend after Reading or Leeds festival. A...

Week 40: I will go back to school.

A lot of what I have learned recently about the planet, I have learned from children’s TV and videos. I have learned about recycling from...

Week 39: The journey of a plastic bag.

The only thing we can really be one hundred percent of, are the things we do. We are 100% of everything we apply ourselves to. Whether we...

Week 38: I will look for the thing.

Sometimes, the thing is not the thing. Or the thing is the thing, but then you realise there is another thing. Things that are not the...

Week 37: I will get stuck in.

Here we are. It is week thirty-seven, and for the first time I found myself being tempted to turn to the internet for ideas. Tempted to...

Week 36: I will jam.

This is not a post about music, but also it is. So let's stay with it for now, and then take a clumsy segway to the subject in hand....

Week 35: I will pledge my birthday.

I love everyone else’s birthday. On everyone else’s birthday, I am a big fan of enormous number-shaped balloons and long strings of...