Impact (April ’24 to March ’25)

April 30, 2024

You might already be aware that it's part of my mission to continue improving my sustainability and environmental impact as I work to help charities and for-purpose organisations with their comms. To keep me on track in continually improving my positive impact, I'm recording the steps I take each month in the blog post below. At the end of each year (April to March), I also do a roundup of that year's impact:

Last updated 9 July

Impact in... July 2024 to date

โœ‰๏ธ Kept my digital carbon footprint down by permanently deleting 2,459 emails

๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ and spent some time clearing out my Google Drive - deleting 8GB from the cloud

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Donated 500 โ€˜Wardsโ€™ (aka ยฃ2.50) generated by my steps to provide medicine for people in Niger viaย WeWardย (referral code: MELL-J7s3F)

Impact in... June 2024

โœ‰๏ธ Kept my digital carbon footprint down by permanently deleting 835 emails

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Donated 500 โ€˜Wardsโ€™ (aka ยฃ2.50) generated by my steps to Movember via WeWard (referral code: MELL-J7s3F)

๐ŸŒฟ Funded around 230 seagrass seeds by donating to Project Seagrass via Work for Good

โœ๏ธ Added my name to the Marine Conservation Society's petition to Stop Ocean Poison

๐Ÿ’ฌ I shared tips & advice with some junior writers and career switchers so they can try to make a difference through their work

Impact in... May 2024

๐ŸŒฟ Funded around 273 seagrass seeds by donating to Project Seagrass via Work for Good

โœ‰๏ธ Kept my digital carbon footprint down by permanently deleting 768 emails

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Donated 500 โ€˜Wardsโ€™ (aka ยฃ2.50) generated by my steps to The Oceancy via WeWard (referral code: MELL-J7s3F)

๐ŸŽฏ Set some impact goals for this year to try to keep on track

โœ’๏ธ Signed an open letter urging the end of whale hunting in Iceland

โœ๏ธ Added my name to the Marine Conservation Society's open letter on a Manifesto for Our Seas

โœ’๏ธ Signed an IFAW petition to make the ocean safer and quieter for whales

Impact in... April 2024

๐ŸŒฟ Funded around 400 seagrass seeds by donating to Project Seagrass via Work for Good

โœ‰๏ธ Kept my digital carbon footprint down by permanently deleting 1,267 emails

๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ Spent half a day helping WWF identify walrus from space as a citizen scientist (don't forget, you can help too! Just have a go online)

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Donated 500 โ€˜Wardsโ€™ (aka ยฃ2.50) generated by my steps to The Oceancy via WeWard (referral code: MELL-J7s3F)

Ongoing

Proudly supporting Project Seagrass โœ”๏ธ

Default search engine = Ecosia โœ”๏ธ

Continuing to share stories about why we should protect the ocean through my marine science and conservation journalism โœ”๏ธ

Changes between '23-'24 and '24-25

๐ŸŒฒMy default search engine Ecosia has stopped showing individual impact... so I won't be able to count this from now on ๐Ÿ™

๐ŸŒณ Activities of the Ecologi Climate Committee are currently on pause

๐ŸŒด I am currently pausing my Ecologi subscription and will focus on donations to Project Seagrass instead

Goals

To try to keep myself accountable, here are some goals for the 24-25 year:

๐ŸŽ 7+ days of pro bono support, volunteering and citizen science

๐ŸŒฟ Funding enough for 2,500 seagrass seeds

๐Ÿ’ฐ Donating 1.5%+ of my income to good causes

๐Ÿ–Š๏ธ Sign 30+ petitions

๐Ÿšฎ Take part in 2+ beach cleans

๐Ÿ‘› Submit 10+ mermaid's purses to The Shark Trust's Great Eggcase Hunt