About Me

Me speaking about Living with Less Plastic from the GIY stage at Bloom in the Park 2019

I believe in a life that is simple, kind and joyous

Life is so complicated these days and it’s getting harder and harder to live well in a sustainable and ethical manner. A little bit of knowledge makes sustainable living that much easier and that’s what this website is all about.

And here’s a little about me;

My husband, two kids and I live in South Dublin, Ireland. I’m a former Interior Architect with a passion for visual beauty, all forms of problem solving, socially beneficial initiatives and human connections.

Media Appearances – I’ve spoken on the Claire Byrne Live Show, RTE 1, about waste reduction (14th Jan 2019) and food waste (13th May 2019). I’ve also done quick pieces on waste, particularly plastic and what we can to avoid at least some of it.

I also included in a piece on sustainable living in one of Ireland’s leading newspapers The Irish Times.




Talks – I have given talks on living sustainably and zero waste living to GIY groups, community groups, at multiple Zero Waste Festivals, at the Food Festival in Airfield in 2018, at the Love Your Home Show in March 2019 and most recently on the GIY stage at Bloom in the Park 2019.  I’m happy to talk for free within reasonable driving distances for non-profits and charities, that don’t charge entry to the event. If you’re a company and would like me to talk to your employees please email me and we can discuss the arrangements.

Consultancy – I am also available to do home or work visits with individuals and organisations on how to move towards sustainable living and businesses. If you’d prefer just adhoc advise as and when you need it then consider supporting my work with a monthly donation via the website Patreon

Support my Work
I don’t do sponsored posts or accept gifts. Instead I rely on the support of my readers. If you enjoyed this blog then please share some of my post and consider supporting me with a monthly donation via Patreon or with a once off donation via Paypal.

Dublin, Ireland

PS – if you’re having trouble following my blog let me know at ms . e . butler @ gmail . com (delete spaces before emailing)

PPS – I’ve you’d like to hear from me more regularly than my bi-weekly blog posts then follow me on Facebook or Instagram, or both!


10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Just stumbled across your blog and LOVE it. It’s rare to find an ‘eco’ blog where the person actually seems to have considered all the issues and how to be helpful to readers. Really appreciated your recent fashion one – lots of elements that often get overlooked plus a handy source list. I’ve signed up for more but would love to see you on Twitter/Instagram too…

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  2. Hi Elaine!
    I went through my subscribed sites on the WP reader and found that for about half of them (even though I had subscribed) the email notification button was turned to off. I didn’t do this and it seems to be a random WP thing that I don’t understand. In any case, it’s switched on now (they all are!) so I look forward to reading more of your posts as they come out.


  3. Pingback: Ep 9. The Solution to Plastic Toys & “Toy Miles” – Sharon, Jiminy – Book of Leaves Podcast

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