This August I had the opportunity to travel to beautiful Denmark again, as I did for the Critical Discourse Analysis last year. But unlike last year, in the ecolinguistics conference I not only heard wonderful talks, I also witnessed a new and enlightened branch of ecolinguistics forming. The experience this year at the historic and… Continue reading Activism as Academia: Insights from the 4th International Ecolinguistics Conference (ICE) – Odense, Denmark
The Queen of Hearts and Alice in Through the Looking Glass: “I can’t believe that!” said Alice. “Can’t you?” the Queen said in pitying tone. “Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.” Alice laughed, “There’s no use trying,” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,”… Continue reading Natural Capital, Species Extinction and Sustainable Financial Markets: A day at Investec Bank
25th March 2019 is a date I will never forget, and my smile says it all. On that wonderful Monday, Esther the Wonder Pig‘s dads and founders of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter had kindly agreed to come all the way from Campbellville Ontario, Canada to Sheffield and give two… Continue reading The Esther Effect: How are two dads and their daughter changing the world? Like this – Watch the video!
I cannot be more excited to let you know that Esther the Wonder Pig‘s dads, Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter are coming to Sheffield this March! Ever since I went vegan more than five years ago, I’ve been following Esther’s adventures and her dads on Facebook. Not quite managing to find my own voice and… Continue reading Public charity talk with Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter founders of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, 25th March 2019
This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to join a 2-day workshop organised by the European Hedgehog Research Group at the beautiful LookOut centre in Hyde Park to share and exchange current knowledge on hedgehogs. I met compassionate, kind and caring individuals from diverse backgrounds: hedgehog carers and rescues, ecologists and biologists from many different… Continue reading Are hedgehogs going extinct? Full report on two compassionate days to save the European hedgehog
Meet Henry It’s a cool, bright October afternoon. Walking through the park, I notice a small spikey ball, listless among the leaves. This is a dangerous time for autumn juveniles, hedgehogs born late in summer, as they may not be able to gain enough weight to carry them through hibernation. Covered in ticks and… Continue reading Weapons of mass extinction: on biocides, hedgehogs and climate change
If your PhD is looking for real solutions out there in the real world then you will need to create links with stakeholders you identify as key participants that will help you answer your research question. This means getting companies, NGOs, public sector entities, and private individuals to take part in your research, as either… Continue reading What did I learn at the White Rose Doctoral Training: Working in Partnership Residential?
Feature image with big thanks to artist Tim Boyd) I am happy to have been asked to write this piece for the sustainability team at Sheffield University and have the opportunity to show anyone interested in going vegan or incorporating more plant-based meals just how affordable and simple it is. What we choose to eat… Continue reading World Vegan Month: 5 easy swaps to make your diet healthier and kinder for you, the planet, and animals. Also where to eat out in Sheffield?
The process of getting into and going to a conference has been widely written about with sarcasm, cynicism and humour by amazing writers like David Lodge so I can’t say I wasn’t warned. Like a terrible first date that sticks with you long after its over, I needed the weekend to mull it over, thinking about […]
The 4th International Conference on Ecolinguistics (ICE-4) Languaging and Eco-civilizations: Towards Consilience with the Life Sciences University of Southern Denmark (Odense Campus) 12th to 15th of August 2019 Send in your abstracts for this exciting conference! The 4th International Conference on Ecolinguistics addresses: Languaging and Eco-civilization:Towards Consilience with the Life Sciences. The conference aims to… Continue reading Exciting conference! Get ready for the 4th International Conference on Ecolinguistics (ICE-4)