Category Archives: Activism

Will you join me and call for an Antarctic Sanctuary?

Sitting at the bottom of the world, the Antarctic is home to a great diversity of life. Penguins, whales, seals and many more wonderful sea creatures live there.

But a warming climate and expanding industrial fishing poses a threat to this vital ocean and its iconic creatures.

The good news is we have the power to protect this ocean wonderland. This year, world leaders have the opportunity to create the largest protected area on Earth.

That’s why I’ve just signed the petition to call on governments to put the Antarctic first and secure an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.

Please join me on this campaign by adding your name too:

https://act.greenpeace.org/page/18374/petition/1

Thank you.

Some practical advice on how to help the homeless find work

I recently watched a TED talk by Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque in the US. I love the practical hands on attitude of this guy and his city council.  The video, related info and links are below. I’m a strong advocate of not complaining about issues like this (and other issues) unless you going to do something about it. So how about trying something that’s proven to work?

When Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque, saw a man on a street corner holding a cardboard sign that read “Want a job,” he decided to take him (and others in his situation) up on it. He and his staff started a citywide initiative to help the homeless by giving them day jobs and a place to sleep — and the results were incredible. Find out how your city can replicate Albuquerque’s model with this frank and optimistic talk.

Video + text credit: TED