The Christmas tree chain saw massacre and it’s not just in Texas

I wrote and published this blog below almost a year ago now and in a month’s time it will be Christmas again. Since then we’ve had COP26 take place in Glasgow warning us that devastating climate change could arrive much more quickly than first envisaged. If we want to tackle climate change then one way to do so would be for communities to come together to plant Christmas trees in their villages, town and cites. That way they can be decorated each year reducing CO2 emissions, plastic pollution, energy use and excessive consumption on a finite planet.

Many of us have enjoyed them in the past. It seems a perfectly natural thing to do but buying one of the trees in this photo means bringing a dying thing into our houses. We rarely think about the fact that where these trees are grown was perhaps a natural woodland or forest before but that it has now become a mono culture for a human tradition. The original land cleared and nature disrupted with many living creatures killed or chased away before this one species planted. By removing what was there before CO2 was released adding to our greenhouse gas emissions. Then the growing of these trees starts and they take a number of years to grow before they can be harvested for the single Christmas season. In that time in the majority of cases large amounts of pesticides will be used to ensure that the Christmas trees we buy are bug free and look good. When they are harvested and in the US alone that’s between 25 and 30 million each Christmas, https://www.beyondpesticides.org/programs/center-for-community-pesticide-and-alternatives-information/pesticide-free-holidays/christmas#:~:text=According%20to%20the%20Center%20for,carbaryl%2C%20chlorpyrifos%2C%20and%20dimethoate., the fossil fuel chain saw massacre begins. At that time all the birds, animals and insects that have survived the chemical onslaught either die or are chased away. Harvesting Christmas trees makes a lot of creatures homeless. Then there’s all the fossil fuel used getting them from where they grew to our houses and after Christmas all the CO2 released when they decompose or worse still are burnt. That’s not to forget that if they were still growing they would still be soaking up CO2 and as a generalisation older trees soak up more CO2. So overall buying a dying tree is not very environmentally friendly so why not celebrate this Christmas by decorating or just giving a hug to a local tree. They are all working damn hard to fix the damage that us humans are doing to the planet.

Rewild and give nature a chance – organic cotton T-shirt

An organic cotton T-shirt from our Scientist and Philosopher range built on a Teemill base design.

Nature is being pushed into smaller and smaller corners of broken habitat as the human population grows way beyond any sustainable level with its demands for resources from a finite planet. If species are to survive we will have to consider stabilising human population numbers, reducing our resource extraction and getting out of much of the territory that we consider the human domain because of our human centric views. As we push deeper and deeper into the wilderness wildlife conflict becomes commonplace and the wildlife always loses out and then there is the danger of the 2019 corona virus pandemic. All down to human stupidity and greed.

Check out how these products are made using organic cotton. We need to live in not just a sustainable way but one that causes the least environmental loading on the planet. You can even send these items back to be made into new things when you have finished with them.

This is the link to the T-shirt, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/rewild-and-give-nature-a-chance-v1b/.

Rewild and give nature a chance V1B T-shirt

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Ban fox hunting organic cotton T-shirt

I have just added the kids version of the T-shirt to our website. Children often have but not always, more empathy towards animals. Using a Teemill base image we have made our first ban hunting T-shirt. Fox hunting and indeed any hunting belongs in our barbaric past. It’s time the human primate species grew up and evolved. The fox is a beautiful wild creature but because it’s an inconvenience to some they think that it should be killed. We as humanity need to learn to live with nature as we do not own this planet and therefore must learn to share it with nature’s rich diversity. Based on a Teemill image.

Check out how these products are made using organic cotton. We need to live in not just a sustainable way but one that causes the least environmental loading on the planet. You can even send these items back to be made into new things when you have finished with them.

The T-shirt is available here, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/ban-fox-hunting-v1b-c/.

Ban fox hunting V1B C

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Our Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Bee sensible – Child’s organic cotton T-shirt

This is another organic cotton T-shirt from our Scientist and Philosopher range that we have produced on the Teemill platform. Our environment and all living things are under ever creasing pressure from the actions of the human species. We need to act sensibly towards the systems that have allowed us to live the lives we currently lead. Bees especially as well as other pollinators are responsible for much of the food we eat and we must therefore do all we can to keep them healthy. As an individual you can avoid using any man made chemicals in your gardens. On a larger scale you can join groups and protest the use of commercial agrochemicals in our food production.

See how these products are made and how they can be returned and the material reused once they are worn out. Hopefully, this means a lighter load on the environment and on our natural resources. You can even send these items back to be made into new things when you have finished with them.

The T-shirt is available from our Teemill shop, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/bee-sensible-v1b-c-kids-t-shirt/.

Bee sensible V1B-C Child’s T-shirt

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Think of me – I like wild gardens – organic cotton bag

This is a Scientist and Philosopher organic cotton bag that we have created using a Teemill base design. In the UK, in many cases, a garden is a very neatly arranged place and sometimes just a sterile lawn surrounded by 6 foot fences. Since gardens have replaced what were once wild places they need to be let go a bit and have at least an “untidy” corner. All sorts of wildlife will really appreciate it. Fences need to have holes cut in the bottom of them to let hedgehogs and other creatures through creating super hedgehog highways. You don’t need chemicals to get rid of your snails and slugs you need a hedgehog. We all need to start living more within the environment and not on top of it.

Check out how these products are made using organic cotton. We need to live in not just a sustainable way but one that causes the least environmental loading on the planet. You can even send these items back to be made into new things when you have finished with them.

The design is also available as a T-shirt in men’s and women’s styles and for children. You can see this bag and our other designs in our Teemill shop, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/hedgehog-and-wild-garden-shopping-bag/.

Think of me hedgehog bag

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Hedgehog – Do not disturb – I’m working in the garden – organic cotton T-shirt

Scientist and Philospher hedgehog design T-shirt with the message “Do not disturb – I’m working in the garden”.

If you are a keen gardener they can do wonders for you in terms of eating their way through slugs and snails and other creatures that might devour your hard work. With a hedgehog around you won’t need to use chemicals. So what do they need in return? Well first is a way into and out of your garden. They don’t climb so high fences are mountainous obstacles. So consider cutting holes at the bases of the fences you own and tell your neighbours why you are doing this. Secondly, they like wild places so a very neat garden although pleasing to the human eye is not really to the liking of hedgehogs. So sweep up leaves by all means but leave them piled up so hedgehogs can have some fun. It’s a two way street when it comes to hedgehogs, help them and they’ll help you. Remember though that if you create a wild space that you make sure not to use strimmers and other garden power tools as these can be deadly. So the message is support your local hedgehogs.

Check out how these products are made using organic cotton. We need to live in not just a sustainable way but one that causes the least environmental loading on the planet. You can even send these items back to be made into new things when you have finished with them.

This is the link to the T-shirt, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/hedgehog-do-not-disturb-v1b/.

The design is also available in women’s T-shirt sizes, for children and as an organic cotton bag.

Do not disturb V1B Tshirt

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Bee sensible – organic cotton T-shirt

This is another organic cotton T-shirt in adult size from our Scientist and Philosopher range that we have produced on the Teemill platform. Our environment and all living things are under ever creasing pressure from the actions of the human species. We need to act sensibly towards the systems that have allowed us to live the lives we currently lead. Bees especially as well as other pollinators are responsible for much of the food we eat and we must therefore do all we can to keep them healthy. As an individual you can avoid using any man made chemicals in your gardens. On a larger scale you can join groups and protest the use of commercial agrochemicals in our food production.

See how these products are made and how they can be returned and the material reused once they are worn out. Hopefully, this means a lighter load on the environment and on our natural resources. You can even send these items back to be made into new things when you have finished with them.

The T-shirt is available from our Teemill shop, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/bee-sensible-v1b-adult-t-shirt/.

Bee sensible V1B adult T-shirt

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Think of me – Garden hedgehog organic T-shirt

This is the Scientist and Philosopher T-shirt version of “Think of me – I like wild gardens”. It’s printed on an organic cotton T-shirt on the Teemill platform. This is hopefully less environmentally loading than other materials used for clothing.

Hedgehogs, certainly in the UK are in decline. They are an integral part of a functioning ecosystem and you should welcome them into your garden as they love munching their way through slugs, snails and other pests. Unfortunately many people who put in modern fencing forget to cut a hole allowing the hedgehogs to move from one garden to the next. So talk to your neighbours about building a super hedgehog highway.

Check out how these products are made using organic cotton. We need to live in not just a sustainable way but one that causes the least environmental loading on the planet. You can even send these items back to be made into new things when you have finished with them.

This is the link to the T-shirt, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/hedgehog-and-wild-garden-v1b/. It’s also available as a women’s style T-shirt, for children and as a bag.

Think of me hedgehog adult Tshirt

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

Think of me – organic cotton hedgehog design T-shirt for children

This is the Scientist and Philosopher T-shirt version of “Think of me – I like wild gardens” for children. It’s printed on an organic cotton T-shirt on the Teemill platform. This is hopefully less environmentally loading than other materials used for clothing. It’s also available for adults, men’s and women’s styles and as a shopping bag.

Hedgehogs, certainly in the UK are in decline. They are an integral part of a functioning ecosystem and you should welcome them into your garden as they love munching their way through slugs, snails and other pests. Unfortunately many people who put in modern fencing forget to cut a hole allowing the hedgehogs to move from one garden to the next. So talk to your neighbours about building a super hedgehog highway.

Check out how these products are made using organic cotton. We need to live in not just a sustainable way but one that causes the least environmental loading on the planet. You can even send these items back to be made into new things when you have finished with them.

This is the link to the T-shirt, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/hedgehog-and-wild-garden-v1b-c/.

Think of me V1C child T-shirt

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.

And Tumblr https://www.tumblr.com/blog/view/junagarh.

Bee sensible – organic cotton T-shirt- V1W

This is another organic cotton T-shirt in adult size from our Scientist and Philosopher range that we have produced on the Teemill platform. This version of the T-shirt is with white lettering for the darker colours.

Our environment and all living things are under ever creasing pressure from the actions of the human species. We need to act sensibly towards the systems that have allowed us to live the lives we currently lead. Bees especially as well as other pollinators are responsible for much of the food we eat and we must therefore do all we can to keep them healthy. As an individual you can avoid using any man made chemicals in your gardens. On a larger scale you can join groups and protest the use of commercial agrochemicals in our food production.

See how these products are made and how they can be returned and the material reused once they are worn out. Hopefully, this means a lighter load on the environment and on our natural resources. You can even send these items back to be made into new things when you have finished with them.

The T-shirt is available from our Teemill shop along with a version for children, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/product/bee-sensible-v1w-adult-t-shirt/.

Bee sensible V1W adult T-shirt

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

Our Etsy shop, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/JunagarhMedia.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Also on Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/junagarh_media/.