Christina Robert
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Christina Robert wrote the Accidental Ecologist column for 5 years for Conde Nast's Easy Living Magazine. She now likes writing for The Sunday Times' Style magazine and a few others. She is a former film executive who decided to go green after having children. Since then, in addition to her writing, she has established Bright Green Pictures as a vehicle to engage top creative talent with environmental campaigns and to promote green businesses. Bright Green Pictures has worked with Greenpeace and Enough's Enough. Most recently she has been working with Ecotricity and Nick Laird Clowes on an anthem for renewable energy. She is a Trustee of ClientEarth, Europe's first public interest law firm and on the development Board of the Ashden Awards. Christina is currently at work on her first novel.

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Feeling the Fear of Public Speaking

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2014 | 12:05 PM

I don't know how many of you have dabbled in self-help, but there is a niggling inconsistency to the general message of 'heal thyself' that has always thrown me. Is the pathway to fulfilment reached by following my bliss - or - by feeling the fear and doing it anyway?...

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Save the Diet for Spring

(1) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 12:41 PM

There is no hiding it behind poinsettias, twinkly lights and enhanced TV schedules anymore. Winter is here. And for those of us not living by a ski slope, or near a palm tree, its a slog. The next nine weeks are usually something that has to be endured. Endure is...

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Life On Mars

(2) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Have you noticed how colonizing Mars has suddenly slipped into the conversation?

The first time I heard anything about it was over lunch with some Silicon Valley types a couple years ago. They were all as excited as could be at the prospect of becoming Martians. I put...

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Is it Really Organic?

(1) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 3:05 PM

When it comes to proper labelling on our beauty products, its not pretty out there.

It seems cosmetics and lotions that are being labelled organic, natural or even more cheekily -'nature inspired', may not be as pure as they claim. Peter Melchett, the Soil Association's policy director over here...

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The Future of Education is Now

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2013 | 3:32 PM

As I write I have a sixteen year old daughter downstairs, revising for her GCSEs. I say revising, but it looks more like 'creative procrastination' to me. I see no mind maps, no textbooks. Instead there seems to be an inordinate amount of time spent staring at one of kind...

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Motherhood: It Gets You Coming and Going

(0) Comments | Posted March 9, 2013 | 12:02 PM

I got a phone call from my doctor recently, telling me that a recent blood test showed that I was 'post-menopausal'. I didn't quite know how to respond to this news. I didn't feel post-menopausal. My body seemed to be still following somewhat familiar rhythms. When I said nothing, he...

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Valentine's Day Surprise

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 1:23 PM

Happy Flippin' Valentine's Day. I don't know what happened to me this winter, but I have been struggling to find that loving feeling. Maybe because it has been particularly grey and cold here in the UK. But probably not. I'm old enough to know that it is never REALLY about...

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Good Environmental News

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 8:39 AM

My friend Helen Taylor who works at Ecotricity just texted me that their electric sports car, a very sexy looking black batmobile type thing, called the Nemesis, has just broken the land speed record. That will be the UK electric car land speed record...

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Who Would Be a Climate Skeptic?

(11) Comments | Posted February 16, 2012 | 12:50 PM

Back in the days when going to college meant listening to the Grateful Dead, I once had to drive a car with a bumper sticker on the back that read, "Young Republicans, The Life Of The Party." I spent two hours on the Long Island Expressway, praying to God that...

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Is More Oil a Good Thing?

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2011 | 1:29 PM

As my three year old nephew says, "I so confoosed". Recently, The Herald Tribune carried the headline, " A new generation of oil titans". The sub heading was "Western Hemisphere rivals OPEC as it moves toward self-sufficiency". I don't often buy The Herald Tribune, but I had to buy that...

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