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Rethink Convenience Weekly: 16th April 2021

This week: resistance to change, tiny volunteering, and next week’s sustainability calendar

Welcome to the fifth Rethink Convenience weekly. Each week I summarise the latest articles in Rethink Convenience, highlight some interesting things I’ve encountered in the last week, and give a preview of what’s coming up.

I took a couple of weeks off over Easter, so thanks for sticking with me.

New Stories

Almost a Quarter of Us Won’t Change to Prevent Climate Change

The results of a recent survey of British people, on how willing they’d be to change their behaviours on behalf of the planet, made for depressing reading. Not least because the purpose of this blog is to encourage people to rethink those behaviours, to give up their conveniences for the sake of our future. (read more)

What is Microvolunteering Day? (15 April)

Microvolunteering can take a variety of different forms, either in person or online through a website or app. Examples include donating to food banks, litter picking, using apps or search engines to support charities and non-profit organisations, participating in citizen science, and more. They are ways to make contributions when you are short on time or physically distanced from the beneficiaries. The day falls on 15 April each year. (read more)


As we looked at MicroVolunteering this week (“bite-sized, on-demand, no commitment actions that benefit a worthy cause”), here are some ways that you can incorporate this into your own lives:

For more information on each of these suggestions, please check out the post on MicroVolunteering.

Do you MicroVolunteer? In what small ways do you contribute or support your favourite causes and your local community?

What I’ve Consumed this Week

Credit: First Dog on the Moon, 12 April

Next Week

Today, Friday, 16 April: David Attenborough’s new documentary “The Year Earth Changed” launches on AppleTV

Tomorrow, Saturday 17 April: Bat Appreciation Day

Thursday, 22 April: Earth Day (international)

Sunday, 25 April:

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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones


Maritime Sustainability Specialist. Editor of Rethink Convenience and author of the Live Circular newsletter