Green Joy

The Green Party Conference was last weekend, marked—among other things—by the first speech of Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsey as new Co-leaders of the Party. As the last forever years show, pretty speeches don't necessarily result in progress, but I found this one inspiring. I love the clear enthusiasm to learn the lessons of … Continue reading Green Joy

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai

This International Women's Day, I'd like to celebrate Wangarĩ Muta Maathai, a inspiring campaigner for the environment and a fairer world. Among her many achievements are: First East African Woman to receive a PhD. Chair of the Department of Veterinary Anatomy, University of Nairobi. Founder of The Green Belt Movement, a Kenyan NGO focusing on … Continue reading Wangarĩ Muta Maathai

Bread Maker or Breadwinner?

I will start this post with some questions. Which of these are women's work: Sweeping the living room; Cleaning the toilet; Gathering fallen leaves; Unblocking a downpipe? Is it true to say "The house husband is an unpaid employee in his wife's house in return for the security of being a permanent employee"? The Green … Continue reading Bread Maker or Breadwinner?