Magical Environments, Climate Witchcraft and Ritual Experiences

In January, we remembered 2023 as the hottest year in the last 120,000 years. Sadly, although we have yet to see a heat wave, 2024 promises to be even hotter, showing us how far the climate crisis has advanced. It’s no longer a problem of the future. Though the most affected people and places in the world have been leaders in raising awareness on the drastic and impending impacts of these statistics, sadly, international climate targets have largely failed and oil and gas corporations continue to extract fossil fuels. Grassroots efforts to build more hopeful, radical, and ecological communities are more important than ever…

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Community Climate Action: What will the transition away from oil look like on the ground?

Friends of Earth is working with young people in Shetland to collect their views on what an energy transition underpinned by justice and worker’s rights can look like for their unique community. That same week, over 1,000 oil and gas workers joined with trade unions and climate campaigners to oppose Rosebank’s development and call for a just transition instead.

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Building Community: Intersections of the ‘Outdoors’ and ‘Belonging’.

It was interesting to overhear others discussing how much of a community we were. When I looked around me, I noticed the demographic of the room was overwhelmingly white and male. I paused to consider – what is community? Do I really feel included and accepted, or do I mould myself into what I think a “climber” or an “outdoors lover” is? An underlying question arises: who is excluded from accessing the outdoors?

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GOOD NEWS: Cop27, and the Power of the Feminist Voice

Welcome to our second instalment of good climate news! This time, we wanted to share our reflections following COP27, and some thoughts on intersectional environmentalism more generally. While it’s important to acknowledge the bleakness of the climate crisis we are in, we have drawn on feminist organising to remind ourselves of how important it is to care for one another and share hope…

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Women and the Climate Crisis: A More Complex Narrative?

The last decade has seen an increasing focus on gender equality and the impact of the climate crisis. In 2019, Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s woman of the year, and in 2022 women and climate change was named a top priority by the UN for COP27 negotiations in Egypt. However, within the dialogue, there is no room for queerness or indeed for intersectionality, or a womanhood that is not comfortably represented in political agency. Experiences of the world which do not fit neatly into a category aren’t accounted for…

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Climate Crisis and The Cost of Living

Earth, for quite some time now has given us the warning signs that it is under threat. As a result, more and more people globally are experiencing the effects of the climate crisis as second nature. However the climate crisis in the UK is a less tangible issue as we are yet to experience complete devastation of food insecurity or natural hazards that occur within countries located in more unstable climate zones. Therefore, it is useful for us to explore our current cost of living crisis and then its intersections with climate justice.

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Accessing the Environment with Transport Justice

Multiple issues can contribute to a lack of outdoor access. We should explore this through various lenses whilst highlighting possible solutions, as well as the organisations and individuals who are demonstrating ways that we can get outside more. This month, the spotlight will be on transport justice and the cost of living crisis.

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GOOD NEWS: A Win for Wild Places

Welcome to the first Good News instalment. Each month we will bring you some happier and
lighter news in relation to climate change and wild places. We are often shrouded with bleak
stories about the climate crisis, and in turn, this can create a negative space in our heads.
By also including some good news in your lives, we can instead choose to reclaim a sense
of hope and belonging…

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Soil isn’t Brown, it’s Green.

When you think of ecosystems, what comes to mind? Rainforests, coral reefs, thick woods full of life. What about the stuff beneath your feet? For too long we have dismissed what lies below as mere dirt and dead matter-this unknown and untapped universe is on the brink of extinction.

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It’s Getting Hot in Here

When we decided that this month’s theme at Clitbait should be heat, I wanted to write a love letter to the sun. I wanted to write about how nourished I feel by its warmth. My world comes alive when it is illuminated and dripping in sunlight.

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The Beauty Industry and Sustainability

When you think of the beauty industry, things like cosmetics, skincare and beauty treatments, what images come to mind? Do you feel good when you think about the beauty industry? If the answer is no, you’re not alone…

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The Racist History of the Environmental Movement

White environmentalists, we have work to do. here has been a resounding silence from so many in the climate movement over the last few weeks. I’ve seen people I used to respect who are vocal about the destruction our society inflicts on the environment suddenly become silent when BIPOC, but particularly Black people, are murdered without consequence. To better understand this lack of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we need to go back to the environmental movement’s origin. Newsflash: it’s steeped in racism…

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Sustainability and Sex

I never really considered the environmental impact of my bedroom escapades. Even after being vegan for a year, I had no clue that condoms weren’t vegan, and I never really considered the environmental impact of the glittery silicone dildos I was ordering in abundance from LoveHoney…

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Is Second Hand Old News?

After over a month of adjusting to our new way of life, here are my Top Tips for Ethical Consumption under Capitalism and Covid to As Much of a Degree as is Realistically Possible…


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