Knowledge is power. This is why I have started an Open University degree in Environmental Studies. Through the various modules I will gain a deeper understanding of environmental issues and the science behind them. This knowledge will then hopefully provide me with the credentials and power to become proactively involved in tackling environmental and conservation issues. This weekend I have started studying the first module, ‘Life in the Oceans: Exploring the Blue Planet’ and I find it absolutely fascinating. This module explores the challenges of living in the oceanic environment, and how marine organisms have adapted to cope with the changes. It also looks at how to tackle global overfishing, which I am very interested in as I have been campaigning for a Marine Bill. Through GGG I will keep you posted about my progress with this degree and I will also share some interesting environmental scientific research / findings with you.