This was a low moment.
I've been trying to think about the future I want, not just the future I don't want:
In my head I make a lot of impassioned speeches. In person, not so much, and I really need to change that and actually talk to my friends about this stuff. For all I know they are thinking it too, just no one wants to say it aloud and make it real, because then we'd … Continue reading School Strikes for Climate
The IPCC report last year stated that we need to cut carbon emissions in half in the next 12 years to have any chance of keeping under 1.5 degrees of warming. We’re at about 1.1 degrees of warming now and there is currently a record heatwave in Australia with temperatures nearing 50 degrees. There are … Continue reading Climate Change and Individual Action
I drew sketches of these cartoons or wrote down little snippets of ideas for them during the first couple of years of our daughter's life, but have only just had the time to ink and paint them (she's nearly 4 now) :
One of my new years resolutions was to only order vegetarian food in restaurants and to learn more vegetarian food recipes so I could cut down at home too. I lasted about 3 months ordering only vegetarian food at restaurants, then 3 months of ordering vegetarian/fish dishes and then after that I gave up and … Continue reading Trying (and failing) to cut down on meat
https://medium.com/@JKSteinberger/an-audacious-toolkit-actions-against-climate-breakdown-part-3-i-is-for-individual-f510ee035e13 Julia Steinberger wrote a great article about the individual actions that you can take to counter climate breakdown: An Audacious Toolkit:Actions Against Climate Breakdown . Before I read the article I had been working on these two cartoons about the same subject. I think the first one helps to illustrate her article, and the … Continue reading Individual vs Collective Action
A cartoon I drew on my cartooning course, the assignment being that you drew something using flashbacks. Roll on quieter roads and quieter skies. Living through hotter summers while trying to use minimal energy for cooling I'm not looking forward to so much, but afternoon siestas and staying up late can't be so bad!
I've read quite a few books about work whilst I have been technically unemployed over the past five years, but none of them get so entirely to the heart of the matter as to why we make the distinction between work and play in the first place by allowing women control of the home and … Continue reading House people
I've been feeling a bit low on ideas and inspiration and general ability to sit myself down and actually do any art of any kind for the past couple of months. I kept thinking I should really be trying to go back to work and use my qualifications in engineering and sustainability instead of wasting … Continue reading Your dream holiday…..