Less than 2 weeks left to enter the competition set on the Previous Post page. All you have to do is contact me by message, contact form or email with your thoughts on how you can make one small change which will help the environment. Entries will not be judged, the winner will be random.
If you are struggling for ideas, why not consider one of these?
⦁ Buy a re-usable cup and try not to use takeaway cups again
⦁ Next time you buy cotton buds, go for paper or bamboo
⦁ Save empty toothpaste tubes and get them to me for recycling
⦁ Write an email to a manufacturer or retailer challenging one of their unethical practices
⦁ Replace lightbulbs with energy-saving LCDs when your current ones run out
⦁ Rejoin the library
⦁ Install a garden water butt and/or compost bin
⦁ Switch to bamboo or recycled paper loo rolls (wrapped in paper or compostable wrapping of course)
⦁ Take your own boxes/cartons to the supermarket for fresh meat or fish to avoid plastic packaging
⦁ Never wrap fruit and veg such as bananas, potatoes, apples and satsumas in plastic bags, put them in your basket or trolley as they are
⦁ Wrap the occasional present in newspaper rather than buying wrapping paper
⦁ Eat no meat for an extra day per week than you do at present
⦁ Resolve to switch off lights in empty rooms
⦁ Substitute one car journey per week/fortnight with a walk or bus trip
I hope you find this useful – I look forward to hearing from you soon! Closing date is 28 February 2019
I am a woman of a certain age (not 60 yet!) who lives in Bristol. I’ve lived almost my whole life in Bristol, with a short sojourn in Cornwall in my teens. I am trying to lead my life in an ethical way in all areas and hope to explore what this means.
I have four passions and several interests so I hope I will have plenty to write about. My passions are my family, knitting, cricket and St Peter’s Hospice. My other interests are volunteering, the environment, reading, TV, films & theatre, fundraising, chronic fatigue, mental health and eating. My non-interests are animals, housework, football, rugby and cooking.
I come from a family of four – two sisters and a brother. Our parents dies a few years ago. I am married to my soulmate Colin, an amazing man who tolerates my funny ways and supports me in everything I do. We have three children and two wonderful granddaughters. I am so proud of my family – we must have done something right as they are all good people. I have two sons-in-law who I love like my own and together we all make up a family unit where everyone loves and respects everyone else.
I am a total hypochondriac but do have some genuine problems, some of which I may talk about at a later date. At the moment I am overweight and have just started to eat more healthily, which I think is the answer to weight loss. We were on holiday last week and enjoyed puddings and cakes every day.
I work part-time and Colin is recently retired. This means that we have been able to spend much more time together doing some of the things we’ve been meaning to do – some planned and some spontaneous. I love this period of my life – I just wish I had the energy to match the time and the opportunities available!
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