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DIY the toxin free way!
Friday, 12 Nov, 2010 – 4:38 | Comments Off on DIY the toxin free way!
DIY the toxin free way!

Many paints, carpets, vinyl wallpaper and upholstery release VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and other pollutants. They are a major contributor to pollution and global warming.
VOCs have been linked with allergies, depression and headaches and some …

Join The Big Climate Connection!
Friday, 22 Oct, 2010 – 4:18 | Comments Off on Join The Big Climate Connection!
Join The Big Climate Connection!

Last week I went to a talk about a low carbon future and was given a leaflet about the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.
The Stop Climate Chaos Coalition (SCCC) are dedicated to taking action on climate …

Kite kids organic clothes
Wednesday, 11 Aug, 2010 – 5:00 | One Comment
Kite kids organic clothes

A while ago I entered a competition on the Janey Lee Grace Imperfectly Natural site and we won!
It was a present for Little Miss Green (although I rather wished they were for big kids too) …

Honey bees in decline
Friday, 7 May, 2010 – 5:28 | Comments Off on Honey bees in decline
Honey bees in decline

To finish our celebration of National Honey week, it’s time to think about the furry workers who make the honey for us!
So far we’ve looked at the amazing healing powers of manuka honey, looked at …

How to choose toxic free, natural paint
Thursday, 14 Jan, 2010 – 4:00 | Comments Off on How to choose toxic free, natural paint
How to choose toxic free, natural paint

With hundreds of makeover programmes on TV, it seems the norm to repaint your walls rather than do a traditional spring clean.
DIY stores are open 7 days a week, 364 days of the year and …

Target 2050: Countdown to a low carbon future
Monday, 23 Nov, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Target 2050: Countdown to a low carbon future
Target 2050: Countdown to a low carbon future

We all know we should be reducing our carbon footprint in order to live a more sustainable lifestyle.
There are many areas in the UK where councils and other organisations are working with home owners to …

Mrs Green’s top green and eco movies
Monday, 6 Jul, 2009 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Mrs Green’s top green and eco movies
Mrs Green’s top green and eco movies

Inspired by a post over on the Ooffoo Community; I decided to share my top five ‘green’ movies with you!
Mr Green and I enjoy a good movie. It’s our way to unwind at the end …

Dying to be green? Natural burials in New York
Monday, 22 Jun, 2009 – 6:03 | 3 Comments
Dying to be green? Natural burials in New York

Patricia Gillespie, a film student at New York University contacted me this week about her short documentary piece entitled “Dirt: Dying green in NY.”
The film aims to educate viewers on the benefits of Natural burial …

Paloma textiles for eco friendly yarns
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 5:00 | 8 Comments
Paloma textiles for eco friendly yarns

This week I’ve been fortunate enough to interview Ruth Henriquez Lyon from Paloma textiles, who is passionate about eco friendly yarns.  If you have any questions for her, please leave them in the comments below!

8 reasons to use natural candles
Sunday, 26 Apr, 2009 – 5:01 | Comments Off on 8 reasons to use natural candles
8 reasons to use natural candles

Palm, soya or beeswax are the green choice when it comes to candles.
Petroleum based candles, which are the ones commonly found in most shops, are not sustainable and contain toxic chemicals which can be harmful …