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Walk to school week 19 – 23 may 2008

By Mrs Green | May 18, 2008

In its thirteenth year, this year’s walk to school campaign has a lovely double ‘green feel’ to it. The theme is to focus on children exploring their local environment through sound and noise and is linked to Noise Action Week.

My cut the crap Saturday

By Mrs Green | May 17, 2008

I deserve a medal, I really do. Even though I say so myself. I’ve been gradually building up to explosion point regarding Little Miss Green’s bedroom. I do have the take that it’s her room and she can basically do as she wishes in there, but when I can no longer get to the airing…

National Vegetarian Week May 19th – May 25th

By Mrs Green | May 17, 2008

A long term argument over which the jury is still out is whether a vegetarian diet is healthier than the traditional meat and two veg diet. Things have hotted up in recent years as many people feel that a vegetarian or vegan diet is part of the answer to feeding future populations and arresting global…

national ethical investment week 18th – 24th may 2008

By Mrs Green | May 16, 2008

Many of us who are leading a ‘green lifestyle’ forget about where our money is invested. Even having a current account in the red means you are investing in something!. This is something Mr Green and I talk about a lot and we have not really found a solution yet. You may well buy organic…

Art on a rainy May morning

By Mrs Green | May 16, 2008

What better thing to do on a wet, rainy, grey day than bring some colour into our lives? Little Miss Green loves anything to do with art. Unfortunately, my ‘art’ extends to stick figures on a good day. Yet art is something I’ve always had a secret wish I was good at. During my childhood,…

Help the children of zimbabwe by sending homeschool supplies

By Mrs Green | May 15, 2008

Earlier I was writing up a post about our day when I received a call from a friend. I spent half an hour learning  about the needs of home educating families in Zimbabwe. While our children want the latest gadgets and have to be shown how to care for the things they have; children in…

The Tao of weeding

By Mrs Green | May 12, 2008

I’ve been out spending time in our much-neglected garden today. I must admit a deepening sense of defeat at times with our horsetail-ridden clay bed. A week ago the soil was still too wet to handle and today it was baked and cracked. I have nothing in the beds except weeds and some potatoes that…

Breastfeeding awareness week may 11th – 17th

By Mrs Green | May 9, 2008

One of the greenest and most self sufficient things a new mother can do is breastfeed her child. It is nature’s miracle at its best – the perfectly designed food for your baby that changes all the time to meet their requirements. You don’t have to get up in the middle of the night to…

World Fair Trade day May 10th 2008

By Mrs Green | May 8, 2008

The Theme of this year’s World Fair Trade Day is ‘Fair Trade + Ecology ‘. World Fair Trade Day is the first global campaign for The Fair Trade movement connecting producers and customers around the world and is endorsed by IFAT.

Pangea Day – May 10th inspiring social change through the power of film

By Mrs Green | May 7, 2008

Pangea Day taps the power of film to strengthen tolerance and compassion while uniting millions of people to build a better future. It’s aim is to reunite the people of the world through the power of music and video. For example, in one you’ll see a choir from the USA singing the Mexican anthem along…

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