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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
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
At HomeFoodNews

Foraging for Wild Garlic

On one of our daily exercise breaks last week, my partner and I wandered down a country lane that we had previously left undiscovered and we came across a bounty of Wild Garlic. I am by no means a plant expert but i am learning quickly and I had already…
didi
April 13, 2020
At HomeCleaning

Guppy Friend- A better way to wash your clothes

I have already talked about the eco friendly products that I use instead of regular washing powder or detergent. Now I present to you another item that I use to improve the environmental impact of washing clothes. Please welcome the Guppy Friend. The Guppy Friend is an innovative product that…
didi
April 8, 2020
At HomeGardening

Coronavirus- A revival in growing your own produce

In the developed world many of us have become accustomed to popping to the shops to satisfy our every whim or desire. On arriving at the supermarket or corner shop we are used to seeing selves brimming with fresh produce and all manner of packaged edible delights. The global Covid-19…
didi
March 30, 2020
At Home

Coronavirus- Finding a new routine

The Coronavirus pandemic has plunged us all into strange and unprecedented times. I have found the developments over the last few weeks all-consuming and deeply concerning. There have been so many unknowns and it has made focusing on living a sustainable life quite challenging. This morning, like many others, I…
didi
March 25, 2020
At HomeCleaning

Plant based cleaning- Alternative to washing powder

I stopped using washing powder and fabric conditioner about three years ago. There were several reasons that I made this somewhat bold move. Initially I became curious about the chemical contents of common washing powders and detergents and their origins. Also, around this time, I became more and more aware…
didi
March 3, 2020
At HomeCleaning

Plant based cleaning- Alternative to plastic sponges

Did you know that most regular washing up sponges are made from synthetic and plastic fibres, and that each time you use a sponge those fibres are released straight into the water system? What can we do about this issue? As is often the case the natural world has an…
didi
January 21, 2020