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Ten ethical and sustainable ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

By Mrs Green | February 4, 2008

Valentine’s Day will soon be celebrated with cards, flowers, chocolates, wine, jewellery, perfume, lingerie and expensive restaurant meals. With toxic pesticides, child labour, conflict diamonds, chemical fragrances and huge carbon dioxide emissions, these gifts might speak of romance to your partner, but do they speak of love for the environment and all the people living…

Thought provoking read: Heat by George Monbiot

By Mrs Green | February 3, 2008

At last I have found a voice of reason amidst the madness of Western Life. I’m in love with George Monbiot after reading just the introduction to his book ‘Heat’. In his book, Monbiot seeks to show how we can successfully attain a 90% cut in carbon emissions here in the UK without the need…

Is there too much choice for consumers? A rant about light bulbs.

By Mrs Green | February 2, 2008

Bear with me while I have a mini rant about consumerism and choice. Little Miss Green travels far and wide at night; she sleepwalks, cuddles the vaccum, goes off on the astral planes and generally gets herself in a bit of a pickle if she needs to get up for the toilet. She has a…

Happy Imbolc!

By Mrs Green | February 1, 2008

I’m finding myself thinking more and more about our lives in modern Western Culture. With an emphasis on consuming, filling our time with activities, convenience, striving to better ourselves and increasing our status and wealth I find myself needing more and more ritual in my life to find balance and meaning.

Sustainable, natural, organic, fair trade and ethical toys for young children

By Mrs Green | January 31, 2008

The oral stage. You gotta love it. Everything they see, our little darlings put straight into their mouths. Over the years I have watched Little Miss Green try mud, worms, sand, cat food, dog fur, ink and coal. If everything a baby sees goes into their mouth, you have to ask yourself important questions when…

Top ten frugal tips for a self sufficient lifestyle

By Mrs Green | January 30, 2008

With hybrid cars, under floor heating, solar panels and geothermal pumps, you could be forgiven for thinking that going green is an expensive hobby for the elite. My belief is that a self sufficient, ethical, sustainable and frugal lifestyle *can* go hand in hand. Essentially that is what Little Green Blog is all about. We’re…

Frugal, vegan home made recipes for soup

By Mrs Green | January 29, 2008

So you want to be more self sufficient, more ethical in your shopping habits, more frugal with your lifestyle and make more nutritious meals but you just don’t DO cooking? Fear not, Mrs Green is here to help. Soon you will be a domestic God or Goddess of your kitchen and your family and friends…

Choosing an ethical and sustainable chopping board and knife

By Mrs Green | January 28, 2008

A good chopping board and knife is vital if you want to prepare meals with comfort and ease. Many chopping boards are made from flimsy plastic which not only uses non-renewable resources, but they soon become scratched, making them unhygienic and a likely candidate for the landfill. Wooden boards are often sourced from the wood…

Is beetroot a superfood for natural treatment of cancer and anemia?

By Mrs Green | January 26, 2008

One of my favourite foods at the moment is the humble beetroot. Often used in peasant style soups and mercilessly picked in vinegar beetroot is a beautiful treat if you know how to handle it well in the kitchen! Beetroot is easy to grow organically and is the self sufficient gardener’s friend. You can buy…

A more sustainable, ethical choice: Brita cartridges are fully recyclable.

By Mrs Green | January 25, 2008

For those who use jug filters for their drinking water but have the ‘is it ethical, sustainable and green to throw away all those cartridges?’ demons tormenting you, there is some good news! Brita ones are fully recyclable. All parts of the filter cartridges can be completely reprocessed and the materials can be recycled.

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