DIY Bees Wax ‘Cling Film’ 

For a plastic-free lunch.  You’re in the mountains so you need a packed-lunch. A sandwich is easiest to make and you want to wrap it up in something lightweight. Your lunchbox is a little bulky and excessively heavy. What do you wrap it in ? Cling Film ? Foil ? NO ! Here is a better option: a bees wax wrap — water-resistant & zero-waste … Continue reading DIY Bees Wax ‘Cling Film’ 

Beyond the Inca trail 

Our parents and little brother came to join my brother Nicolas and I on our gap year for Christmas to explore the fascinating Incan heritage.  As we rode our mountain bikes down the Sacred Valley, meandering down single tracks we stoped to check out one of the Inca’s engineering wonders- the Moray. These circular terraces are thought to be an agricultural laboratory for plant breeding.  … Continue reading Beyond the Inca trail 

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Preface to The Zero Waste Voyage 

Check out my new website The ‘Zero Waste’ Lifestyle is all about limiting trash, and in particular single-use plastic. This holds true for a wide array of things we consume in our every day lives— food in our kitchens, products in our bathrooms, clothes in our wardrobe, office supplies at work … Unless we were to become hunter-gatherers living in tree houses with boar skin … Continue reading Preface to The Zero Waste Voyage 

Barra Nova, Brazil – Zero Waste swaps 

We left Parajuru October 21st, performed a well-needed beach clean-up and headed to Barra Nova — another fisherman’s village up the coast.   Our time here has been very enjoyable as we’ve continued to discover ways to limit our plastic consumption. Indeed, the Zero Waste Voyage is not just an excuse to travel around the world, it’s an exploratory voyage to discover ways to limit … Continue reading Barra Nova, Brazil – Zero Waste swaps 

The Zero Waste Voyage week 1 

After a month of preparation in London: immunisations, camping gear list, kitesurfing gear, medicine kit, home-made cosmetics, plane tickets, accomodation, insurance … We finally made it to Brazil. The plane ride itself was quite eventful. First we were told there wasn’t enough room for our surf bag when there was. Then in Germany, after running through the airport with my kiteboarding harness aroud my waste … Continue reading The Zero Waste Voyage week 1 

The Devil’s Isle Challenge with PLASTIC TIDES

Areal Photo credit: John Singleton Although I’m writing my thesis due in 2.5 months I’d planned to go to Bermuda to help my Plastic Tides partners out with the race they’d been planing for the last year – a 40 mile circumnavigation of the Island ! The event’s aim was to raise awareness about plastic pollution and raise money for a kids’ program: free year-round … Continue reading The Devil’s Isle Challenge with PLASTIC TIDES

“The Cornell mycelium effect: connecting via trees”

My Guest Blog Post at TENTREE:   “  An old fashioned postcard, a farm, and a new friendship. I graduated from Cornell University in Plant Science in 2014 and continued onto my Masters to study agroforestry and restoration at University of Oxford whilst running my Ithaca- based non-profit, plastic tides with fellow Cornell classmates. I’m now living on the Big Island of Hawaii for 6 months to undertake … Continue reading “The Cornell mycelium effect: connecting via trees”

Cheap, lean, sustainable meat from Hawaii to Europe

Last December while on the Big Island of Hawai’i I got the opportunity to do something rather special. Here is the story: At 8 am sharp my friend Ann called me from Puna, a district about 40 minutes away from the centre of town  –  one of the hippiest towns in the world. “I have a 200 pound boar in the cage, do you and … Continue reading Cheap, lean, sustainable meat from Hawaii to Europe

Microplastic Found in one of Hawai’i ‘s most remote streams.

As co-founder of Plastic Tides, last January while in Hawai’i doing my Masters thesis fieldwork I took the opportunity to adventure off on an expedition in search of plastic pollution in one of the most remote waterways of the planet.  My Plastic Tides partner Christian and I hiked into Waimanu Valley with an inflatable Stand Up Paddle board to sample the stream for microplastics. Our scientific partners at … Continue reading Microplastic Found in one of Hawai’i ‘s most remote streams.

Ski-touring: Gear Review & Photos

Ski Touring AKA Alpine Touring / Randonée skiing / AT backcountry skiing Like many other women that ski, mountaineer, backpack, rock-climb… I’m always frustrated with the lack of gear reviews available for us girls. So, I decided to write a blog post about this after having a bad experience with a pair of expensive ski touring boots . Although I’m going to say a few words on … Continue reading Ski-touring: Gear Review & Photos