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I love coming across a new site that has some great features.
This week I discovered Organic Linker which is a fantastic site. They claim to be the biggest and the best organic and eco directory on the web.
What I love most of all are a couple of their tools – a fantastic Food Miles Calculator and their Veggie Trumps game!
You might remember I totted up the number of food miles my food travelled in one day and was astonished to find I’d eaten my way around 28,000 miles. I laboriously estimated my food miles by using google, but had I known about Organic Linker’s Food Miles Calculator, not only would it have saved me time but I’d have learned some useful information too. For instance, my tinned salmon that comes from Canada, not only travelled over 3000 miles, but created around 1199 kg of CO2 to be flown here. Yikes!
Seeing that figure written down and seeing a map of the journey really helped put things into perspective for me.
Veggie top trumps
Little Miss Green is partial to a game of Top Trumps. I have to grit my teeth through the Jacqueline Wilson deck of cards, competing for things like sportiness, greediness and girliness.
With veggie trumps, however, fruit and veg battle for the top vitamin C spot, the highest protein or to be the high achiever in carbohydrate levels! It’s a great way to learn about nutrition and if you play this your kids won’t even realise they are learning because it’s so much fun. At the moment the game is online, but the lovely folks at Organic Linker are in the process of making real cards. I’ll be first in the queue to get a set for our home schooling.
And if you’re after something more grown up, the site boasts an extensive directory of over 800 eco friendly sites which covers everything from conservation to cookery.
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