a question a day in may | one

My darling friend and fellow blogger Neen has challenged me to a blogging game; A question a day in May!

She’s posed 31 questions for me to answer & post each day in May.

Day 1 question

If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? 

There are so many things that I wish I could change about the world; gender inequality, poverty, hunger, over-fishing, child labor, animal cruelty, reality TV, vacuous celebrities, people dying before their time, blind religious beliefs, corporate greed….the list goes on. But for this exercise the one thing I’d most like to change is human impact on the environment. Of course there is much that we can do as individuals & households (like recycle, upcycle, reduce our carbon footprint by using public transport when possible and walk/cycle more, reduce our food waste, turn off unnecessary lights/heating/cooling, buying sustainable & ethical food and goods etc) and don’t get me wrong, these things make a huge difference when hundreds of thousands of individuals do it over & again (think of Earth Hour!) but the biggest impact to this cause would be a global adoption of environmental initiatives by every country especially the largest consumers like EU, USA, China, Australia, etc. We need a monumental policy shift in reduction of fossil fuels as a start. Governments need to admit that there is climate changed due to the way we’ve lived since the Industrial Revolution. We need to stop producing and consuming so much oil and utilise wind, hydro & solar power as primary energy. We need sustainable & ethical farming (meat, produce, coffee, cotton, honey, fish, paper, etc). It needs to become 100% about minimising our destructive footprint on the earth and less about the dollar.

Just like the movie plot from The Day the Earth Stood Still, maybe we need a technologically advanced alien race to come and kick our butts before we actually do anything about it…

It’s a serious issue that I lay awake worrying about at night. You didn’t think I could be that bleak on a Tuesday morning, huh?

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Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

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