I was recently in Caffé Nero - don't ask - with a group of environmentally-conscious friends when someone asked, "would you consider yourself a 'Green'?" Everyone raised their hands in agreement, but I could only look on, disgusted, before blurting out, "I am definitely NOT a 'Green'!" Not since watching George Michael's sorry performance at the Olympics Closing Ceremony have I experienced such an acute sense of revulsion.
I am so fortunate to love the work that I do. And, sometimes, it is possible to improve the lives of others through my work. Do let me tell you about some of my recent projects...
The debate over fracking seems to have excited a great deal of people. It's an existential crisis at the heart of the Conservative Party. It will 'threaten God's glorious creation'. It will reduce energy prices. Or maybe not... Is fracking really such a contentious issue? Yes and no.
Lets be clear here -we are not meant to live on Mars. You've seen the pictures. Our bodies are built for earth.
Climate change 'sceptics' and their cheerleaders in the mainstream media are continuing their campaign to prevent the public from hearing about scientists' work on the causes and consequences of global warming.
This is more than a film about more than honey. It considers humankind's long and complex relationship with honeybees, why they're now dying, and who or what is to blame.
In my previous HuffPost article about the proposed massive out-of-town retail development at Coyte Farm in Cornwall. In this follow-up article I'm looking at the impact that this development would have on the town centre of the local town, St. Austell, if it goes ahead.
It has been fashionable from the time of Darwin, indeed almost beyond question, to hold that evolution is based on survival of the fittest. But what this latest study demonstrates is that the fittest among us are likely to be those who are the most adaptable, considerate and cooperative.
David Cameron needs to get away from the fantasy that fracking would lead to lower energy prices and stop using the US as an example. He should know that the gas market on the other side of the Atlantic is different than in Europe. Even if the UK was to extract large amounts of cheap gas from fracking, it would not lead to cheaper energy bills...
It is a brilliant camp and if you're clever enough to realise what a monumentally bad idea fracking is, I'd urge you to go down there and join them. For the day, for the weekend, even just for an evening. You'll learn about the arguments, show your support and you might be surprised to find you'll have a bloody good time.
As police and protesters continue to confront each other over fracking in the Sussex countryside, Frances Leader, a 61-year-old grandmother, told reporters: "This isn't about one place, it's about the whole country, and the future of the planet."
Britain's Personal Best campaign is aiming to keep the 2012 Olympic spirit alive by mobilising people to push themselves to do better in any part of their lives; and our call is for the public to help us by using, improving and protecting their local environments.
The public - and the Green Party - understand that privatisation and outsourcing have been disastrous, built on putting public funds straight into private profits, cutting the pay and condition of workers and the quality of services. And all too often, as we've been finding with the water companies - the piling of debts on to essential public services, while capital is extracted to further boost private profits and financial risks multiplied.
On 5 August, a select group of scientists, members of the media and gastronomes will be invited to try their first taste of in vitro meat at a ceremony in London... It may surprise readers to learn that, among the funders of in vitro meat development in various countries - although not of this particular project - is Peta.
When George Osborne recently unveiled the world's most generous tax breaks for shale gas extraction in the UK, in a desperate effort to kick start the shale industry here, he might have inadvertently sowed the seed for the largest environmental movement the UK has seen in decades.
Reducing plastic bag usage was just one of the things people around the world pledged as their Ocean Promise last World Oceans Day, and is part of addressing a larger need to prevent excessive environmental waste. It is one of the easier and simpler actions each of us can take to help reduce our individual impact.