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International Dawn Chorus Day – 4th May 2008

By Mrs Green | May 3, 2008

I’m an early bird and I love this time of year when I wake up to the dawn chorus. The blackbird particularly entrances me with his perfect fourths and tuneful songs. The cockerels start up in competition, but the blackbird always wins through for me.

Compost Awareness Week Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th May

By Mrs Green | May 2, 2008

Compost awareness week, in association with WRAP and The Composing Association runs from Sunday 4th to Saturday 10th May. This is one of the first steps to self sufficiency and something I am particularly passionate about.

Ramblings of a wannabe Beltane Goddess about the season of spring

By Mrs Green | May 1, 2008

Spring is rather like a birthing rite. There are so many conflicting energies. It is a transition. The simplest and most noticeable conflict is with the weather. One day we wear shorts, t-shirts and eat salad for lunch. The next, we are wrapped in cosy sweaters craving warming stews. During the season we have Lent.…

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.

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