How to Avoid Buying a Car

The most sustainable car is the one doesn’t exist. Why? Well according to the author of the book ‘How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Nearly Everything’┬áBerners-Lee estimates that more than making a new family car emits 40% more carbon dioxide than driving the same car for 5 years.┬áThe percentages may differ for electric […]

Sustainable Ethical Weddings – Updated 4th April 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 […]

Free & Easy Steps to Sustainable Living – Updated 3rd June 2018

I often hear the argument that living ethically and sustainably is really only achievable if you’ve lots of free time and even more disposable income. I think this is often true, particularly if you’re measuring yourself against the picture-perfect lifestyles depicted on social media.

Why I don’t like Biodegradable / Compostable Plastics – updated 5th April 2018

In recent months there’s been a lot of talk about plastic waste in Ireland. I’m hoping that this is a sign of things to come and that we’ll soon be waving bye, bye to unnecessary, excessive use of plastic. I think this interest has party been spurred on by the growth of the Zero Waste […]