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coral simpson's story

Updated Friday, 9th April 2010

Explore the personal side of climate change with coral simpson's diary entry.

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Name: coral simpson

What first triggered your interest in environmental issues?

My interest was first sparked in the 1970s, at about age 12 years, when I was interested in Petra Kelly, German Green politician, who appeared on television on brief occasions. My interest sparked again at about age 16 years, when I became aware of the English Ecology party by chance as I walked through a train station.

What are you working on, concerned by, or motivated by at the moment?

I am interested in almost any aspect of deep green and environmental issues I can make personal time and resources available for.

I am very keen to communicate and live by an understanding of all the part of all organic matter and life as well as inorganic matter in our wonderful shared ecosphere.

Specifically I attend any protests about coal, climate change, heathrow third runway and other green issues I have time for.

I attend and support as many green organisations I can when my personal ethics incline me to.

I read.

What do you anticipate working on, or thinking about, in relation to environmental issues over the next 1 year, 5 years, and 10 years?

In the next year to 5 years:- Campaign about or attend protests against Heathrow third runway.

Climate change and maybe other green protests.

Very concerned to ensure deep green thinking and ethics is understood both by myself and by the public in general.

Promoting healthy diet without or with less meat - because I am vegetarian, I can support those who wish to cut out or reduce meat intake.

Keen to ensure the greenest lifestyle I can make given restrains there are eg I don't have car and do cycle but want to cycle as much as possible.

I want to ensure I work to understand and support ocean environment.I want to work towards public health policy that ensures fewer people become ill in first place by respecting our biological selves - eg particulate matter on roads should be reduced.

Probably and so on......

How optimistic or pessimistic are you as you look at where we might be in 2020, and why?

I have been a green since age 12 years in the 1970s. I am not prone to negativity about green and environmental issues. My optimism has held my interest in there when the going gets tough about green and environmental issues.

Obviously green and environmental issues are extremely complex and I belief there will be both successes and not so successful outcomes along the path to deeper green living and ensuring that our earth is respected and honoured so that we and other living matter can survive and flourish.

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