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hemp, bamboo and soybean clothing
Friday, 28 Mar, 2008 – 4:12 | 4 Comments
hemp, bamboo and soybean clothing

Just a quick post from me today. The weather is dragging me from my computer at the moment – yipee! Yesterday we were out and about all day – visiting neighbours, doing a little gardening, …

Meals from left overs – frugal and self sufficient?
Friday, 8 Feb, 2008 – 4:51 | 2 Comments
Meals from left overs – frugal and self sufficient?

It is estimated that in the UK, we throw away, on average, one third of all the food we buy each week.
A lot of this is through leftovers. So it makes sense to either measure …

Ten ethical and sustainable ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Monday, 4 Feb, 2008 – 3:33 | Comments Off on Ten ethical and sustainable ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Ten ethical and sustainable ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day will soon be celebrated with cards, flowers, chocolates, wine, jewellery, perfume, lingerie and expensive restaurant meals.
With toxic pesticides, child labour, conflict diamonds, chemical fragrances and huge carbon dioxide emissions, these gifts might speak …

Thought provoking read: Heat by George Monbiot
Sunday, 3 Feb, 2008 – 6:08 | Comments Off on Thought provoking read: Heat by George Monbiot
Thought provoking read: Heat by George Monbiot

At last I have found a voice of reason amidst the madness of Western Life. I’m in love with George Monbiot after reading just the introduction to his book ‘Heat’. In his book, Monbiot seeks …

Is there too much choice for consumers? A rant about light bulbs.
Saturday, 2 Feb, 2008 – 6:56 | Comments Off on Is there too much choice for consumers? A rant about light bulbs.
Is there too much choice for consumers? A rant about light bulbs.

Bear with me while I have a mini rant about consumerism and choice. Little Miss Green travels far and wide at night; she sleepwalks, cuddles the vaccum, goes off on the astral planes and generally …

Sustainable, natural, organic, fair trade and ethical toys for young children
Thursday, 31 Jan, 2008 – 4:04 | Comments Off on Sustainable, natural, organic, fair trade and ethical toys for young children
Sustainable, natural, organic, fair trade and ethical toys for young children

The oral stage. You gotta love it. Everything they see, our little darlings put straight into their mouths. Over the years I have watched Little Miss Green try mud, worms, sand, cat food, dog fur, …

Top ten frugal tips for a self sufficient lifestyle
Wednesday, 30 Jan, 2008 – 2:11 | Comments Off on Top ten frugal tips for a self sufficient lifestyle
Top ten frugal tips for a self sufficient lifestyle

With hybrid cars, under floor heating, solar panels and geothermal pumps, you could be forgiven for thinking that going green is an expensive hobby for the elite.
My belief is that a self sufficient, ethical, sustainable …