5 Green Footsteps

I'll start off with some more regional news this week if you don't mind me. I am sure though that these bits of uplifting news are representative of what is going on in our society across the globe at present. Let's be optimistic! 1.Zero Waste Space is based in Dumfries & Galloway and is creating … Continue reading 5 Green Footsteps

Natural Insect Repellents As An Alternative to Chemical DEET- How Effective Are They?

I take my daughter to a woodland playgroup almost every Thursday morning. In the summer, the woods are swarming with midges. Being quite intelligent little beasties, these midges look for shelter underneath trees and the undergrowth. It is even worse when it rains and that, unsurprisingly, happens a lot in Scotland. I found myself between a … Continue reading Natural Insect Repellents As An Alternative to Chemical DEET- How Effective Are They?

Five Green Footprints

Looking at the past week's news, I thought I'd include some uplifting items in my new weekly post. I will include five interesting and newsworthy things in a short post which I have found either important, inspirational or intriguing. So look out for it every Monday. Despite usually being portrayed as the chief polluters of … Continue reading Five Green Footprints

Update to “Menstrual Cups”

A few weeks ago, I wrote about menstrual cups and reusable pads and pointed out the positive steps every one of us could take towards a healthier and more sustainable period by switching to these products. Unfortunately, most people still don't know about them and campaigns to fight period poverty in schools mainly concentrate on … Continue reading Update to “Menstrual Cups”

The problem with gender stereotyping and toys – and what to do about it

It is one of the many dichotomies of our day and age that the more vocal the LGBTQ+ movement becomes, the more unicorns and whales and dinosaurs we seem to see in children’s clothes shops. It wouldn’t matter so much if they weren’t completely separated from each other and one side was standing out in pink … Continue reading The problem with gender stereotyping and toys – and what to do about it