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veggie-trumpsI 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!

Food miles

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.

Eco Directory

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.

6 Comments

  1. Reut on February 16, 2011 at 7:33 am

    It’s a great site, Thank you for sharing.



  2. [email protected] eco friendly homemaking on February 16, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Thank you so much for the link to this site. It looks awesome. I love reading your blog because there is always such great information. Thanks so much for the nice comment you left on my blog It was so appreciated.



  3. Mike on February 16, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Hello there!

    Thank you so much for your kind words! I run the site and am glad you find some of the tools on there useful.

    Ill be sure to let you know when we get the trump cards out the door!

    Cheers,

    Mike



  4. Jade on February 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    The website looks very interesting. I will have to have a good look at it.



  5. Mrs Green on February 17, 2011 at 7:43 am

    @Reut: You’re welcome Reut; I hope you’re having a good week!

    @[email protected] eco friendly homemaking: Hi Alicia; you are welcome and thanks for coming back to comment; I’m glad you found the site helpful.

    @Mike: Hi Mike; welcome and thanks for taking time to comment. You’ve got a great resource over there and I shall be eagerly awaiting those cards!

    @Jade: I hope you find something of interest, Jade; there’s plenty on there for everyone.



  6. Aqeela on February 17, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Hello!
    Thankyou so much for your comment on my blog post about freedom in childhood, i really appreciate you taking the time to write. Everything you said was so spot on, exactly my thoughts on the subject.
    Its very reassuring to hear that your daughter is now confident and body aware, im really hoping that Little D’s upbringing will lead him to feel the same way about himself when he is older.

    Aqeela xx



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