Tag Archives: wilderness
I’m very excited to announce that the WWF ‘Natural Change: Catalysing leadership for sustainability’ report was published by WWF Scotland today. The report was launched at an event at the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh, where project participants talked about their … Continue reading
First published in The Great Outdoors Magazine. One of the first things I do when I run an eco-education course is introduce the “Environmental Spectrum”. One end of the spectrum is ‘grey’, the other ‘deep green’. Points in between get … Continue reading
It is time for you to learn how to drive a car. The driving instructor takes you into a room full of tables and chairs, the walls covered in shelves lined with books, at one end of the room is … Continue reading
I am poised leaning backwards out over a 60-foot drop into a roaring abyss. My harness tightens around me, the rope taught between my abseil device and the deeply rooted tree around which it has been wrapped. I take a … Continue reading
National Parks are a paradox. Men (usual men) take marker pens and scribe boundaries onto maps. On one side of the boundary the landscape is sacred, to be preserved for ‘future generations’. On the other side, it’s business as usual.
First published in The Great Outdoors Magazine, Jun. 2002. In the 17th Century, women were publicly weighed to assess if they were lighter than they looked. Those who failed this diabolic weight-watching test were, obviously, witches.