What I Was Up To In July

In July I wasn’t writing quite as consistently but I cut myself some slack as I was busy with work and enjoying the summer. We’ve had surprisingly quite a few sunny days in Scotland during July (not just the usual greyness throughout), so I spend many days walking, enjoying a drink in a beer garden or dreaming (who else dreams when looking out and it’s sunny?). Books were like magnets to me this month, and I finished my goal for reading 24 books in 2017 in July.

The 2nd 12 Books of 2017 - byLiiL

Sustainability was strongly on my mind through out the month, possibly because I found and got inspired by Anthony Day’s podcast the Sustainable News Report. I wrote about why I rather shop from small brands, about one sustainable fashion brand Doo.Bla.Vey and about natural and organic toothpaste brand Georganix, in addition to sharing articles on different points of view in sustainability and other topics. It is really exciting to be able to write about sustainable topics and research them and quite mind boggling to realise how little I still know about sustainability and climate change.

Happy Favourites of the Week - Happy With Plants - byLiiL

At the beginning of the month, I shared my favourite Instagram pics from June, which looked more green than I imagined they would. I also got some additions to my plant family in my house and have been ogling at them ever since I potted them in the cutest coloured pots.

Overall July was a good month and I hope August will keep the same feeling going! I would love to hear how your July was and if you got up to anything fun or enjoyed something, in particular, share in the comment box below!

With love,

Lii

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Inspiration of the Month – The Sustainable Futures Report Podcast

As I want to keep up with all the sustainability news and learn more about the topic I decided to find some podcasts that I could listen in addition to all the reading. I subscribed to few podcasts and although there were some which were good and provided me with new information none inspired me as much as ‘The Sustainable Futures Report’ done by Anthony Day. I’d never heard about him before and was surprised how much I liked his efficient reporting with on point puns where appropriate. He discusses sustainability issues and news from around the globe.

Inspiration of the Month - The Sustainable Futures Report - byLiiL

My favourites so far have been Promises Promises where he reviews the sustainable take and promises of the UK political parties before the last general election and Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Trump where he reviews the effectiveness of the USA withdrawing from the Paris Agreement. They were very informative, imagine how much time it would have gone for all of us to research it on our own, and very funny!

You can find the podcast here, in addition, there is a blog where you can read all the same information as on the podcast but with links to the sources, Anthony Day’s website (he is a sustainability coach, how cool!), and his Twitter! I am so excited to listen to his podcast and be inspired, I hope you are as well!

Picture is from his website.

 

Have you heard of Anthony Day or the Sustainable Futures Report before?

With love,

Lii