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Get a free copy of Ecoescape travel guide and plan an ethical holiday in the UK

By Mrs Green | February 27, 2008

If you live in the UK and are planning an eco friendly holiday, then you can grab yourself a free copy of the first edition of Ecoescape. Ecoescape is a directory of green places to stay and visit in the UK. It brings together sustainable ideas for every step of the way: from places to…

Reduce fuel consumption and save money – one simple frugal step could save you 20%!

By Mrs Green | February 26, 2008

I’ve been experimenting with the way I cook in order to try and save some carbon emissions. This week I’ve been doing the simplest thing that MUST be saving a considerable amount of resources. (my electricity reading shows I’ve cut 20% off my normal usage this week).

Are Sainsbury’s selling rubbish clothes (from recycled plastic packaging)?

By Mrs Green | February 25, 2008

Sainsbury’s are to be the first supermarket to sell new products made from their own waste – Now there’s a sustainable move! They are set to launch an ethical and eco friendly range of shirts, trousers and skirts made from recycled plastic, later in the year.

Eco friendly and ethical gifts for Mother’s Day

By Mrs Green | February 25, 2008

Mother’s Day is on March 2nd this year. It’s a time to show that we love our Mother’s for all that they do, and have done for us. If we consider that Mother’s have been worshipped as the creator of life for generations, it seems a good opportunity to support this with ethical and sustainable…

Resusable sanitary protection

By Mrs Green | February 24, 2008

They’re eco friendly, sustainable, natural, a green option, and if you make your own from old towels or t-shirts, they’re a self sufficient project to get stuck into, too. I’m talking about washable sanitary towels guys and gals. I’ve been using them for years and I LOVE them.

Home made frugal tomato soup recipe (includes vegan version)

By Mrs Green | February 23, 2008

Making soup satisfies the criteria for one of the simplest ways to begin your self sufficient journey. It is a frugal meal once you have a few favourite recipes up your sleeve; especially if you make a habit of using left overs or using up odd bits of vegetable that might otherwise be thrown out.…

Full moon in Virgo today and lunar eclipse

By Mrs Green | February 21, 2008

Did you feel it? Did you see the eclipse? Talk about powerful stuff up there! Both Mr Green and I had the most vivid dreams in between bouts of restlessness. It’s time to take responsibility for our own health and to face the body/mind/spirit connections head on. Virgo knows that the physical body is the…

Ethical, sustainable, organic, biodegradable underwear made from pine trees?

By Mrs Green | February 12, 2008

I came across an amazing site today when researching information for an eco friendly Valentine’s Day. I usually stick to UK companies, but our friends at g=9.8 (/ France, definitely deserve a mention. They sell gorgeous sustainable, organic, ethical French underwear made from fibres derived from the recycling of white pine-tree pruning! They are passionate…

Home made recipe for treating head lice

By Mrs Green | February 11, 2008

Research shows that one in five children have head lice at any given time. Head lice are becoming immune to conventional treatments. Head lice are not dangerous, but they are highly irritating and can lead to infection if your child scratches too much. Orthodox treatment for head lice is permathrin. The definition reads, “Eye and…

So you want to reduce your electricity usage?

By Mrs Green | February 10, 2008

Inspired by the wise and wonderful people at the Downsizer forum, I’m setting the Green’s an eco friendly, sustainable challenge. We’re doing an electricity consumption challenge! It’s very easy to set up. All you do is take a reading at a set time today. And then go about your week as normal. Find the Downsizer…

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