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Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

Next week marks the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight 2021. And what is that you may ask? Fairtrade is a global awareness campaign focused on improving the lives of farmers and workers in the developing world. Fairtrade's mission is to work with farmers and producers to call for better prices for…
didi
February 21, 2021
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How to stay vegan after Veganuary

Did you give Veganuary a go, or have you been thinking about going vegan/plant-based but you are not sure where to start? Or perhaps you are just looking to reduce the number of animal products that you consume? If that sounds like you then keep reading. I decided to go…
didi
February 11, 2021
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REAL Planner- Getting organised in 2021

2020... well among all that the year taught us, it showed us that there was almost no sense in making any plans, not even within a day! Like me many of you may have ditched you diary or planner in March and never picked it up again. But I am…
didi
January 17, 2021
Activism

Call Me Joe- Book review

For many years I have strayed away from reading fiction in favour of factual books on the topics of climate change, biodiversity and ethical fashion. In a sense, I had convinced myself that reading fiction was a waste of time when there we so many real life subjects that I…
didi
September 25, 2020
ActivismAt Home

Plastic Free July – Getting started

Plastic Free July is a global campaign to encourage individuals and businesses to examine and reduce their single use plastic consumption. Plastic has been a hot topic in recent years, our general awareness of the impacts of marine pollution, litter covered beaches and the health impacts of plastics leaching chemicals…
didi
June 30, 2020
Activism

What is World Environment Day?

World Environment Day has been marked every year on 5th June, since 1974. This global day of awareness seeks to engage governments, businesses, celebrities and individuals to come together to promote awareness and education around a specific environmental issue. This year the theme is bio-diversity. Recent global events such as…
didi
June 5, 2020
ActivismAt Home

Plastic Free July – Preparations

Single use plastic has been a big talking point over the past few years, largely thanks to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet tv series. We have faced our love affair with plastic head on and many of us now realise that we need to make some changes in order to protect…
didi
June 3, 2020
ActivismAt HomeEnergy

How to switch to renewable energy?

When someone asks me what they can do to start living more sustainably I always start by asking if they have switched to a renewable energy provider. Making this switch is simple, quick to do and has a big impact. If you have not already switched your energy supply, the…
didi
May 21, 2020
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Visible mending- The art of fixing your clothes

We find ourselves in a time of reflection globally. The pandemic has taken our routines and shaken them, which for some of us has resulted in more time at home. Time to take a step back and look at our lives, our homes and our possession’s through a new lens.…
didi
April 24, 2020
Activism

Rainbows as a message of hope during Covid-19

Amongst the utter chaos that the Coronavirus has bought to the global economy and our everyday lives, there are little glimmers of hope. Little visions of a better way of life. One of the positive outcomes of this nasty virus is the strengthening of communities. Neighbours are looking out for…
didi
April 2, 2020