A space to share stories about community, tribe and anam ċara (soul friends)

Self-Care September

I scheduled this topic on my blog post planner to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week coming up at the end of September here in Aotearoa New Zealand. Little did I realise just how apt this post would be. The world is still ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic as...

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The Palm Oil Predicament

Its World Orangutan Day. This enigmatic great ape has become the flagship species for the palm oil predicament. While commercial oil palm plantations grow in a number of places, 80% of this versatile vegetable oil is grown and produced in Indonesia. And Indonesia is a...

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Nature Conservation Day

A quick post in honour of World Nature Conservation Day today and World Tiger Day tomorrow. Have you heard about FSC - the Forest Stewardship Council? Purchasing wood and paper products with the FSC logo is such an easy way to make a big impact for saving rainforests...

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Peace Parks

Ubuntu. I love this philosophy, a gift from many African traditions – that we share this experience of humanity as a collective. It comes with a wonderful sense of connection and belonging to others, but it also implies a great sense of responsibility for how we treat...

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