A green sleeping arrangement

What can you do to make your bedroom a healthier place to sleep? I have been thinking about that for quite a while now, and the silence on this blog wasn't due to the fact that I went into hibernation - although I do sometimes feel like it this time of year. The reason for …

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Some thoughts on getting breastfeeding off to a good start

If you have been to buy a new pair of trainers in a Sports Direct store somewhere in England, chances are you have bumped into a group of protesters sitting on the floor (and quite deliberately in the way) while openly breastfeeding their babies. We can only congratulate these ladies on making a stance that …

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New Resources Green Living @ Home

Hello everyone! Please check out today's launch of my new resources. This is only the start of something which I hope is going to lead us all towards a more sustainable and healthier lifestyle. I want to share this with you and hope the charts and recipe lists I have created will be of some …

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5 ways to reduce your palm oil consumption

... at least sometimes! As I have outlined in my previous post, the ubiquitous usage of palm oil as a cheap ingredient causes utter devastation in rainforests, esp. in Indonesia on the island of Borneo and Sumatra where it drove the Orang Utan, the Sumatran tiger and elephant to near extinction. Only recently, it was …

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What makes cheap vegetable oil unaffordable

Look at this picture to see how the rainforest on the tropical island of Borneo a disappearing at a staggering rate as this picture from rainforestsos.com shows: What might be the reason for this? If you have watched the recent BBC programme Red Ape: Saving the Orang Utan the chilling truth becomes very clear. Our cousins …

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Plastic-free Life – Taking Action

It's not enough to moan and then shrug your shoulders thinking: "Poor little me, what can I do?" In response to the rather bleak outlook in one of my earlier posts, I thought about alternatives and how we can take positive action instead of scapegoating and always relying on somebody else to do it. Please …

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Green politics and their promises…

Do we still believe in them? In this current day and age we are saddled with a nagging distrust of ourselves and of others, and certainly, it is the politicians we very often trust least of all. They are not able to stand for the ideals which seemed self-evident just a few generations ago, and yet, …

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Plastic-free Supermarkets

It is just a little step but please show your support by signing this Greenpeace petition to urge supermarkets to ditch their plastic packaging. The quicker we get on with it the better! Thanks! We need to stop this:  

Cleaning up our shores

It does feel like cleaning up after other people. Despite feeling as though I were impersonating ancient Sisyphus  as he was pushing the heavy boulder up the hill, only to watch it roll down and having  to resume his toils all over again, I believe there were two benefits which potentially sprung from it: Firstly, trying …

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Coffee cups and waste reduction

When we think about waste reduction, disposable coffee cups are maybe not the first thing that springs to mind. But then the coffee outlets such as Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Cafe Nero etc.  became well established one after the other throughout the 1990's and early 2000's and the "paper" cups and little plastic lids to avoid …

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