Nic Compton
Nic Compton is a freelance writer/photographer based in Brighton. He has two ‘big’ kids aged 23 and 20, and two ‘little’ kids aged 3 and 1, plus a 13-year-old step-daughter. He tries to lead a green lifestyle – he does lots of recycling and buys organic veggie boxes – but is often defeated by exhaustion, lack of funds, or a combination of the two. Deciding where to draw the line on his green principles occupies a good deal of his thinking time.

His latest publication is Titanic on Trial, an account of the sinking of the Titanic told through witness accounts, intercut to create a real-time narrative. He is editor of GreenLeaf, the quarterly publication of the Brighton & Hove Green Party – which recently formed the first Green-led council in the UK.

You can read more of Nic's work on his blog.

Blog Entries by Nic Compton

Choosing My Religion: Why Going to Work Might Not Be Ethical

(0) Comments | Posted 27 July 2012 | (13:43)

If I'm ever asked about my religion, I usually say I'm an atheist. If pushed, I might qualify that by saying I'm a Buddhist atheist, or maybe even an atheist Buddhist. Not that I believe in reincarnation, or like the idea of prostrating myself in front of shrines, or want...

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Ethical Food Shopping: A Pact With the Devil

(3) Comments | Posted 12 July 2012 | (00:00)

Having been married and had a family, then been single, then been married and had a family again, I can say conclusively it's easier to be green when you're single. In fact, I'm pretty sure there must be a rule somewhere which states that your ability to be green is...

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The Car Conundrum

(3) Comments | Posted 5 July 2012 | (12:13)

Beep beep! No, that's not my green conscience reminding me to stick to my principles; that's a real life, gas-guzzling, carbon-emitting, money-burning car parked in my driveway. After 12 years of coping perfectly well without owning any motorised form of transport (apart from a couple of boats), I've finally succumbed...

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