Mrs Green’s stories

beerIt’s time for my roundup of some of the world’s green stories.

All of the stories chosen will help you go greener in some way – perhaps you’ll learn how to reuse something, reduce your carbon footprint, simplify your life or take care of your health, naturally.

Don’t waste time!

This is something I’ve been thinking a LOT about recently. The other day I was irritable with Little miss Green, huffy with Mr Green and felt totally overwhelmed and stressed. I realised the simple truth was that I had too much to do in to little time.

The result was I took it out on the people I love, and no doubt reduced my own efficiency in the process.

Sometimes we need to take an honest look at how we use our time and lets things go in order to do more of the meaningful things that bring us joy.

Check our Marci’s “Wasting Time” post for her list of potential time wasters – do you recognise anything in your life that is draining your time and energy resources?

7 productivity tips

It might seem contradictory to talk about utilising time to do the things that matter and then follow it with tips about productivity.

but to me, they are opposite sides of the same coin. I know in my own life if I can be more productive then this frees up even more time for me to do the things I love!

I’m also the Queen of overwhelm and procrastination at times, but these “7 must read productivity steps to finally getting things done” sums up some of the best ideas I’ve come across in a long time on actually achieving what you set out to do.

Friends of the Earth Climate Change report

According to Friends of the Earth, climate change could cause the price of staple foods to increase by four and a half times the normal inflation rate.

They believe we could be paying £6.50 for a loaf of bread, £7 for a box of cornflakes and £18 for a pint of beer by 2030 and predicts that food poverty in the UK will increase significantly unless global emissions are curtailed fast.

Do you think this is scaremongering or do you think there is some truth in it?

read the full story with “Tackle climate change or a pint of beer will cost £18, report warns

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