A good introduction to carbon offsetting – can it help us? Is it morally acceptable? Have a look and let us know what you think!
For an inspiring 15 minute TED talk about social media and why we need to do more to regulate these massive organisationslook no further. A special thank you to the speaker Carole Cadwalladr for putting together such a clear piece that demands Facebook and others change.. I hope you enjoy watching as much as I did!
Made in a Dorset barn, Firepot Food is healthy, nutritious, lightweight and delicious – James and I approve it for any adventure, big or small! Having tested it on an arctic training expedition in Norway we are now using Firepot food for all our adventures, and they’ll be the fuel we use to power us across Greenland too. We’ll be brief, but below are the 2 things we love the most – aside from the delicious taste of course…
Made with the environment in mind
With no palm oil and vegan/veggie options available (like the posh baked beans which are my favourite – see links below) Firepot are by far the best zero impact option we’ve found in this space. What’s more you can order your meals in compostable bags too!
Just look at the ingredients:
Firepot is made from 100 percent natural products and the flavour really shows as a result.
In short we at ZIA are proud to be #fuelledbyfirepot !!
Ok so even worse than dirty climbing gear (see one of our other posts) has to be a smelly tent or smelly sleeping bag – it’s literally where you sleep for heaven’s sake!
Anyhow I’ve let mine get far too smelly time and again because how to wash them has remained a mystery and the last thing you want to do is damage your kit by washing it.
Putting these things in the wash has always remained a bit of a mystery but this video below lays out as clearly as possible how to put both in the washing machine without causing any harm.
Remember: NO DETERGENT!!!!
If you’ve got any cleaning tips of your own please let us know!
Climbing gear can get smelly, frayed, tangled, damp, wet, mouldy and all manner of other things and these all have an affect on how long it will last.
For the basic essentials of looking after your climbing stuff we couldn’t find a better intro than this video from the awesome guys at the BMC – check it out and enjoy making your kit last longer!
” Real change will require a depth of imagination, ambition and sheer determination which humans have historically struggled to muster. “
For those of you who don’t know much about Extinction Rebellion here is a great article in the Guardian about why we all need to take the time now to stand up and “rebel” – ie push back against the structures and politicians that are failing us all.
ZIA are proud supportes of XR as well as school strikes for climate and we believe you should be too – have a read of the editorial here and see what you think.
At ZIA we champion the need for social activism as a crucial tool in the fight against climate change. Take 5 minutes to fill out this footprint calculator and hopefully you’ll see why.
Even if each of us lived in a cave and ate only home grown veggies (the dream) each of us as member’s of our own societies still emit far too much for our planet to sustain itself – our governments emit huge amounts on our behalf.
Anyhow, the calculator is fun and really easy to use and gives you your ‘earth overshoot day’ which is a cool way of illustrating the problem – have a look and let us know what you think and when your overshoot day is…
To avert climate disaster will require “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”
This article is the most comprehensive and brief summary ZIA could find that clearly explains the scale of the problem (spoiler alert: it’s big)
Ecosia is freaking awesome – download it now!
Want to eat less meat and/or wonder what good that does for the environment?
Look no further then the awesome (and free!) Darwin app!