Easy Low-Waste Easter Crafts

It’s been ages since I’ve written a crafting blog post. Mostly because, despite plans to the contrary, my schedule hasn’t really allowed for much creativity of late. This post may seem frivolous to some and it kinda is, but that’s my intention. Some of the sustainable living blogs I follow can be quite depressing, not […]

Have Yourself a Merry Eco Party – Updated 18th May 2019

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 – Updated 20th July 2019

This post was originally written after our estate had its third Streetfeast; 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 […]

Sustainable Ethical Weddings – Updated 26th April 2019

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 […]