Welcome to my site and thanks so much for being here!
I’m Mel and I’ve created this site to support you on your journey through climate change.
I’ll be on that journey too, right alongside you.
I’m a Gen Xer who grew up on a working farm in Suffolk, UK. As a young child, I loved walking with our dogs across the fields. I’d listen to the birds singing overhead, feel the breeze on my face, listen to the sound of clean running water and watch the wildlife living in the hedgerows. I’d eat wild fruit and admire the beautiful wildflowers as the seasons slowly passed by….
Fast forward about 40 years to 2019 and I’m working in one of Europe’s capital cities.
As a professional economist, I was having a busy day. As I rushed from one task to the next, the main street outside my office window was filling with around 30,000 climate change protestors. They were marching as part of the ‘Global Strike for the Future’. Their screams filled the air, my ears and continued to ring in my mind for many weeks to come. Some months later, I decided that now was finally the time to really educate myself about climate change – its causes, its consequences and how I could play my own part in helping to reverse it.
“The only thing that’s constant in life is change.”
Now, in my second career, I’m a life, career and business coach – helping people prepare for, initiate or adapt to change. It affects us all, in many ways.
And now there’s also climate change…
With this site, I’ll be providing the facts and figures on climate change, sharing experiences and ideas, testing out new technologies and uncovering best practices.
My aim is to share practical actions that you can take in your daily life to help slow down and, hopefully, ultimately halt climate change.
I believe in you! And I believe that through taking action, small or large, you and I can make a difference, for the better. Like an impressionistic painting, each colour dot, or each action we take, adds up to make global changes, a beautiful picture of a healthier planet.
But the road will not be easy. And each of us will need to play our part, even when it seems that others aren’t. I’ll support you in encouraging your politicians, peers, friends, family and neighbours to do their bit too.
Don’t worry, I’ll have a ton of suggestions to share.
So, I’m packing light and starting on the journey of learning and discovery, sharing my progress with you each step of the way.
Learning will be a constant companion. I can’t pretend to have anywhere near all the answers, but I’ll be doing my very best to help you find yours.
Roll up your sleeves, and together, let’s change any feelings of ‘game over’ to ‘it’s game on!’.
Change is the adventure of a lifetime. Let’s embrace it.