Something for the weekend #8 – the microclimatic value of planting our cities, one Buddhist view of environmentalism, and orchids. Oh, and we got married.

The latest in a regular series of posts to biodiversity-related* items that have caught my attention recently:

  • One of the best environmental writers around at the moment, Paul Kingsnorth, had an interesting essay on how Buddhism is helping him to come to terms with the current environmental crisis.  It was published earlier this year but I’ve only just seen it.  Paul is one of the founders of the Dark Mountain project, which I’ve mentioned before.
  • Here’s a piece about a fascinating study of how different types of vegetation can alter the average temperatures of our cities.
  • Finally, regular readers of this blog know that I often mix some personal stories with my professional reflections, so the Big News of Summer 2015 is that, on the 15th of August, Karin and I were married at The Guildhall, Northampton, accompanied by our family and friends.  We had an incredibly happy day, and I wore a very biodiverse shirt, as you can see:

Karin&Jeff (73 of 477)

Feel free to recommend links that have caught your eye.

*Disclaimer: may sometimes contain non-biodiversity-related items.
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11 responses to “Something for the weekend #8 – the microclimatic value of planting our cities, one Buddhist view of environmentalism, and orchids. Oh, and we got married.

  1. Murtagh's Meadow

    Congratulations! May the longtime sun shine on you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide you on your way (an Irish wedding blessing)

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  2. Congratulations, that’s at least two of us getting married this year while blogging for the environment. Something in the air?

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  3. Congratulations! And great choice of wedding attire.

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  4. Steve Hawkins

    Congratulations Mr & Mrs Ollerton! (y)

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  5. Congratulations!

    The shirt does have an air of the biodiverse about it.

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  6. Serious congrats. Is this not a case of burying the lead?

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