Have Yourself a Merry Eco Party

Photo by Andrew Knechel on Unsplash Okay, so twice this week I was (gently) mocked for my waste busting ways. I vaguely recall the words ‘hilarious’ and ‘weird’ being used – in the nicest possible way of course. So apparently my efforts to respond to the the warnings of 99% of scientists, countless NGO’s and […]

Sustainable Ethical Gifts

So for those of us who haven’t yet moved to a gift-free Christmas here’s the third in my series of posts on sustainable ethical gifts. The list includes items made from existing materials, low or package-free items or gadgets to extend the life of stuff. If none of these float your boat there are more […]

Better Barbeques

Our estate had its third Streetfeast this year. A great event spearheaded by two civic-minded neighbours.  Streetfeast is a nationwide initiative to encourage neighbours to share food and time with one another once a year, normally in June. In our estate residents lend their barbeques for communal cooking of food donated by the local supermarket, […]

Sustainable Ethical Weddings – Updated 3rd Nov 2018

I have a confession to make; my guilty pleasure is the TV programme ‘Say Yes to the Dress’. I don’t know why, buying a really expensive dress to wear for one day is the height of single-use consumerism. Maybe it’s just the silliness of it all. It’s pure escapism, and for someone who’s uber pragmatic […]