The Esther Effect: How are two dads and their daughter changing the world? Like this – Watch the video!

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!

Public charity talk with Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter founders of Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary, 25th March 2019

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

Weapons of mass extinction: on biocides, hedgehogs and climate change

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

7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 1

First of all I would like to thank the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures and my supervisors, Prof. Jill Atkins and Dr. Robert McKay for their support and encouragement. I would also like to thank Lise-Lotte Holmgreen and the team for organising this excellent event. As always in my conference reports, I include an ongoing evaluation… Continue reading 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) 2018 – Day 1

Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 3

The last day of the conference’s theme is insurances and their models. Climate change becomes more and more apparent (not to say obvious) through increased natural disasters, tolling human and nonhuman animals’ lives. Financial markets have recognised the need to develop tools to better evaluate climate change and its impact on investments and insurance. An… Continue reading Finance as a response to environmental crises? Conference Day 3

I Spy…Conscience Planétaire

In New Scientist, 18 February 2017 Humans evading responsibility yet again in this week’s issue of the New Scientist. Climate change is framed as the cause for animal suffering and extinction, while human destructive activity and crimes against the environment and sentient beings is backgrounded: “Climate change is already harming around 700 species of mammals and birds… Continue reading I Spy…Conscience Planétaire