I was going to use the word ‘fashion’ in the heading of this post but then realised that you can’t get much further from fashion than my wardrobe! I wear clothes for years and don’t buy many new ones so I know very little about fashion. In Eco circles July is often referred to as … Continue reading Clothes and the Environment
Hi I’m sorry you haven’t heard from me in ages – I guess you both are managing without me and my opinions! Today I want to talk about water again. After the resolution in April 2019 we have tried really hard to keep our weekly water consumption below 2m3 and have been fairly successful, except … Continue reading The Water Resolution
To mis-quote Anne-Marie Bonneau “We don't need a handful of people being perfectly environmentally friendly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly" And I truly believe that. I’m probably preaching to the converted but I have put together a list of small changes we can all make which actually SAVE money. They are my … Continue reading Eco Tips to Save You Cash
Sorry I’m late with November’s resolution – I’ve been on holiday (just to make you both jealous) in Majorca and somehow couldn’t find the time! We discussed possible plans at the airport during our three-hour delay but I didn’t get as far as writing it up. So November’s resolution is To eat red meat a … Continue reading November 2019
Ok so it’s nearly the end of the month and I’ve kept you waiting for July’s resolution. I’ve been a bit off-piste* lately as I’ve been a bit poorly and taking some time off. I’m sure you‘ve both coped but if it did cause any anxiety or cold turkey do let me know. For me … Continue reading July 2019
So today I'm not doing any of the work myself - I give you a quote from the amazing fantastic Jen Gale. More about her below. This is an extract from just one of Jen's inspirational weekly emails, sent out to subscribers (free). Worth signing up as she is so practical and realistic about what … Continue reading Inspirational Jen!
A quick update for June - we've rejoined the library. Ok so my reading tastes aren't exactly high-brow but these are just the sort of books I would buy in paperback or for my kindle or from the charity shop. So we're saving money and resources as well as making sure the author gets … Continue reading Quick June update
So how did April’s resolution go? To remind us, what it was: We had a water meter fitted Not very exciting but VERY environmental. We’re doing OK. it was fitted right at the end of March so we even had a bonus of £5 paid into our new account that we's paid for last year. … Continue reading How Did April Go?
Did you watch ‘The Age of Stupid’ on BBC4 last week? If not, PLEASE watch it. You won’t believe that it was made TEN years ago. It’s on BBC iPlayer until mid-May and is also available on iTunes, Google Play, Vimeo, Amazon Prime or on the Spanner Films website. All of the details can … Continue reading Stopping ‘The Age of Stupid’
As you know from my previous post on Bristol Recycling Transfer Station the recycling is sorted kerbside and into the lorry before being piled around the site. What happens to it next? Glass The glass collected at kerbside does not need to be sorted into colours – it goes to a re-processing plant in … Continue reading What Happens to our Recycling?