Author: 28th May 2020
I still walk to the local supermarket but I also now have home deliveries of organic fruit and veg and other groceries and environmentally friendly products – I won’t be changing back. I have really valued the sense of time and space available by staying in one place. I greet the sun in the morning and the stars at night. I have a sense of the rootedness and connectedness that holds us all together, not just my human friends but the new friends I’m making – the trees, plants, birds, animals and insects that surround me on my daily walk and in my garden. I was distraught when the City Council rushed out to mow down our wonderful spring wildflowers as soon as the lockdown eased, destroying vital habitat. I want to help Oxford to become an Earth Protector town, one that takes biodiversity loss as seriously as climate change and campaigns for ecocide to be recognised as a crime.