It’s not me, it’s you. How to dump plastic (for a month)
Environment / Plastic Free July / Writing projects

It’s not me, it’s you. How to dump plastic (for a month)

If there was ever a perfect case study into how documentaries can engage the public in an environmental campaign, Blue Planet II and oceans plastic awareness is it. (Blackfish is also up there, but let’s not digress) Like a lot of us, I think, I’ve been a well-intentioned but lazy consumer. I started carrying around … Continue reading

Tiny kings and queens
South Africa / Travel Blog / Wildlife

Tiny kings and queens

When I say Queen, wipe out any romantic image you have of the beautiful mistress of the Kingdom, the Khaleesi-like war queen who masterminds the movements of her troops and plans to conquer the Seven Kingdoms. The Queen of a termite colony is an obese lump of eggs whose sole purpose is to push out thousands of eggs every single day, unable to move, while her workers constantly feed her royal jelly. Continue reading