Welcome to Ecoetry
In 2016, the UK produced an unimaginable 221 million tonnes of waste, most of which was totally avoidable. But people are finally waking up to the wasteful systems our society was built on. From raw resource harvesting through to post-consumption, each stage of each process leaves something behind that could have been used elsewhere.
Although as individuals can’t fix everything, you’d be surprised how much of a difference we can make. By changing our own habits, the habits of our local communities and even, in some cases, corporate entities, the air gets a little bit cleaner and the grass just that bit greener.
Ecoetry is home to my explorations in ecopoetry (see what I did there?), ‘eco-friendly’ features and reviews from my zero-waste-without-drastic-impediment-on-the-everyday journey, and my personal writing updates. Take a look at the about page to find out more.
When I heard about the gas leak in the Gulf of Mexico, the impossible image of that fiery eye in the water haunted me. So I had to write about it.
Everything you need to know about shampoo bars, why you should try them, and which brand to choose for your hair.
A poem written for Earth Day about our need to create and using it for good.
A prose poem on the subject of freedom and the natural world.
"Only the smaller children have time for the colour of the pebbles and the detail in quiet pools the tide abandoned. The rest of us gorge our senses on its absolutes, the distances that make us less accountable." - excerpt from Looking Out by Christine Evans