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Update on Crunchy Chicken’s Buy Nothing Month

By Mrs Green | April 30, 2008

I’m pretty good at this as my circumstances tend to force me to be anyway! Again, I tend to do really well for a while, and then just get something without thinking. I still stand by my biggest learning in this, which is, never to shop with children. Even in the small, local shop there…

Help raise 200,000 signatures to influence the food crisis.

By Mrs Green | April 29, 2008

I’m not normally one for depressing posts, believing that what we focus on manifests. However I was moved by an email I received from Avaaz, so want to spend a moment spreading the word on their latest work.

Update on Nature Mom’s Big Spring Clean

By Mrs Green | April 29, 2008

Oh dear! Here’s another one where I fell at the first gate! See, there’s this thing with me. I’m a starter and not much of a finisher. At school I could run the 200 metres like a rabbit on speed, but I could never do the cross country. I’m full of ideas, bursting with creativity,…

An update on my rubbish challenge

By Mrs Green | April 28, 2008

We’re nearing the end of April already. If you’ve followed previous posts, you’ll see that I signed up for a few challenges to keep me occupied. And have I learned alot about myself in this time! I set myself a Rubbish Challenge. I wanted to reduce our one dustbin of rubbish a week to one…

TV turn off week – what to do instead of watching the box?

By Mrs Green | April 25, 2008

There have been so many fabulous campaigns and organised events this week that it’s been a job to choose which ones to write about and to keep up with them all. Alongside International Downshifting Week, Real nappy week and Earth day, we are nearing the end of TV turn Off week!

Mr Green says ditch the plastic bag!

By Mrs Green | April 24, 2008

Today, after telling Mr Green about some of the devastating effects on our marine life caused by plastic waste, he made a pledge. We were on our way to the shop at the time and he said ‘That’s it. We have to refuse carrier bags from now on. And if we don’t have something with…

Potatoes – a solution to the food crisis?

By Mrs Green | April 23, 2008

I ate new potatoes on Christmas Day. Did I fall foul of consumerism at its best? Did I pay an outrageous price to have some new potatoes transported thousands of miles to reach me in perfect condition for the big day? Nope – I dug them out of the garden on Christmas Eve.

Real nappies – better for the environment than disposables?

By Mrs Green | April 22, 2008

As we are celebrating Real Nappy Week, Downshifting Week and it’s Earth Day, I thought we’d talk about nappies. After all, it’s our children and Grandchildren we are taking action for. The jury is still out whether real or disposable nappies are the better option. Some say that the amount of water, chemicals, non-renewable resources,…

Earth Day and Real Nappy Week

By Mrs Green | April 21, 2008

A short post from me today, as I’m spending some time with Little Miss Green doing all those things I have said ‘yes’ to over the past week, but not actually got around to doing. That must be so frustrating at the age of seven! Just a quick mention then, for Earth Day, which falls…

Food – precious commodity or basic human right?

By Mrs Green | April 19, 2008

What did you feed your child for lunch today? Something healthy and nutritious? Something quick out of a packet? Something nuked in the microwave? Chips again because it is the only thing they will eat? Did they ask for chocolate or sweets afterwards or a piece of fruit?

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