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How to make sure you never forget your reusable bags!
Wednesday, 16 Mar, 2011 – 19:50 | 3 Comments
How to make sure you never forget your reusable bags!

Find out how to remember your reusable bags with our video!

How to save a third on your food bill
Monday, 14 Mar, 2011 – 17:25 | 4 Comments
How to save a third on your food bill

Are you ‘average’ when it comes to food waste? If you are, you’re throwing away one third of the food you buy!

Reusing instead of recycling
Monday, 21 Feb, 2011 – 17:24 | 9 Comments
Reusing instead of recycling

This week’s “Change the World Wednesday” challenge covers a topic which is close to my heart.
It’s all about swapping disposable items for reusable ones. This means we’re moving up the 3Rs ladder, away from recycling …

repurposing with heart (from the closet)
Monday, 6 Dec, 2010 – 4:46 | 4 Comments
repurposing with heart (from the closet)

I’m a great fan of ‘regifting’ or ‘repurposing with heart’ as our host for this week’s Change the World Wednesday Challenge calls it.
This week’s challenge, as we rapidly approach the season of giving, is to …

A greener way to shop
Monday, 15 Nov, 2010 – 4:35 | Comments Off on A greener way to shop
A greener way to shop

For our ‘Change the World‘ Wednesday challenge this week, Reduce Footprints wants us to go shopping!
That doesn’t sound too green does it? The idea is to reduce consumerism.
This is a special type of shopping though, …

What’s so bad about plastic bags?
Monday, 11 Oct, 2010 – 4:13 | 4 Comments
What’s so bad about plastic bags?

Our ‘Change the World Wednesday’ challenge this week over at Reduce Footprints is to go plastic bag free for a week.
I gave up plastic bags 2 years ago – by this I mean disposable plastic …

The Great British Clear Out
Friday, 1 Oct, 2010 – 9:42 | Comments Off on The Great British Clear Out
The Great British Clear Out

You could be forgiven for thinking I’m about to launch into colonic irrigation.
Worry not. Some of you might be aware I’m having a grand declutter here at Green Towers.
You name it, if it isn’t beautiful …

Recycling and reusing old windows
Thursday, 12 Nov, 2009 – 6:00 | 2 Comments
Recycling and reusing old windows

I’m the Queen of reuse here at Chez Green.
Plastic bag ties get used to keep tomatoes growing up their stakes. Old coffee pots keep my string from winding their way around everything in the drawer, …

Change the world Wednesday – week 4
Thursday, 1 Oct, 2009 – 5:05 | Comments Off on Change the world Wednesday – week 4
Change the world Wednesday – week 4

I’m loving these Change the World Wednesday challenges! Each week, over on Reduce Footprints, we’re set a challenge that will enable us to be a little more eco friendly.
This week we need to look at …

WRAP Recycle week – 2nd June 2008
Sunday, 1 Jun, 2008 – 1:37 | 6 Comments
WRAP Recycle week – 2nd June 2008

This week is WRAP’s Recycle Week. In it’s fifth year, the aim is to promote awareness of recycling and inspire the public to recycle more.
It’s supported by the national recycling campaigns in Scotland, …