A first for A Wall of Hope; a guest post!

In this post, Jess Lohmann, author of children’s eco-fantasy book ‘Lily Bowers and the Uninvited Guest’ discusses what the book is all about, her inspiration for writing it, and her hope that it will show children everywhere that they have the power to change this world for the better.

Have a read and spread the word about this beautifully inspirational children’s tale, which is the first of a three-book ‘eco-fantasy’ series.

This is the story of Frances and Patrick Connolly, a couple from Northern Ireland who won nearly £115 million on the EuroMillions lottery two years ago, and have since given over half of it away.

Read on for the generous details.

Just this month, Chris Nikic became the first ever person with Down syndrome to complete the Ironman Triathlon, one of the most demanding endurance events in human history.

A kind and determined character, and an inspiration to us all, Mr. Nikic is smashing stigmas, breaking records, and making no excuses along the way.

Read on for the details.

Just this week scientists have discovered a ‘detached’ coral reef at the northern end of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.

This newly discovered reef is 500 metres high, and taller than the Empire State building.

Read on for a slightly comedic take on this astonishing discovery.

Forest Green Rovers F.C. is a football club based in Gloucestershire, England, working to bring environmental sustainability to the forefront of the sporting world.

Known as ‘the greenest football club in the world’, Forest Green is already the first officially certified carbon neutral football club on earth, and the first officially certified vegan club too.

Read on for the greener than green details about their journey so far, and their plans for a greener future in sport.

2020 has been a truly terrible year for many obvious reasons, but not all hope is lost.

There are plenty of beautiful humans out there who have done incredible, inspirational things this year that you may not have heard about.

Here are eight of those stories.

Salon Sassafras in the Bos en Lommer region of Amsterdam is a near-perfect example of how a hair salon should be run with environmental sustainability in mind.

From embracing the circular economy, to taking ‘zero waste’ seriously, to running on renewable energy, Salon Sassafras provides an impressive blueprint that hopefully other hair salons, and other businesses in general, can follow.

Read on for all the sassafrassy details!

“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” – Leonard Cohen

Here’s just a few reasons to be optimistic during this ridiculous crisis.

What does ‘sustainability’ even mean anymore?

Inspired by my Dad, a man who can fix pretty much anything and who is a real-life beacon of genuine sustainability, here are 13 tips for saving money by making your home more sustainable.

These are all cost-effective tips, do not involve any big purchases or significant lifestyle changes, and require nothing more than a simple change in attitude to implement.