I don't feel like this year has got off to a good start in terms of the environment, politics, or feeling particularly hopeful, but there's always something we can do, so here are some of them and some positive things to read too,
This year I'm following along with Spiral Garden's #52climatesolutions. Every week they're posting one simple, practical, do-able thing you can do to start to tackle climate change, check them out on Instagram if you want to take part.
Sign Wendy from Moral Fibres petition, asking the UK government to ban microplastic glitter on greetings cards.
#teamtrees is a fundraiser set up by a youtuber (I'm too old to know who, sorry!) with a goal to raise enough to plant 20 million trees by the end of 2019. They've raised enough to plant 21+million trees so far and are still taking donations - you can donate trees here, they cost $1 each.
Sign Greenpeace's petition asking the UK government to act on climate change emergency now!
Positive News have loads of great articles up at the moment as part of their 'Hope 100' project, go and have a look if you need something positive and soothing to read.
I love Lindsay's post on individual eco-friendly actions, where they're good, where they fall short and what to do next - just what I needed to read!
My local council is taking part in Plastic-free-February, and is asking residents to sign up for weekly emails with plastic-reduction tips - is your local council doing anything similar this month?
I don't think anyone's missed the terrible and heartbreaking bushfires in Australia this year. If you're looking to donate try these charities...