Posts Tagged ‘ethical living’
hemp, bamboo and soybean clothing
Just a quick post from me today. The weather is dragging me from my computer at the moment – yipee! Yesterday we were out and about all day – visiting neighbours, doing a little gardening, taking photos and generally enjoying the most perfect of spring days. Last night I had that glorious glow on my…Read More
Meals from left overs – frugal and self sufficient?
It is estimated that in the UK, we throw away, on average, one third of all the food we buy each week. A lot of this is through leftovers. So it makes sense to either measure out portions more carefully or start viewing ‘leftovers’ as ingredients. This is one of the ways in which you…Read More
Ten ethical and sustainable ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day
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…Read More
Thought provoking read: Heat by George Monbiot
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…Read More
Is there too much choice for consumers? A rant about light bulbs.
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…Read More
Sustainable, natural, organic, fair trade and ethical toys for young children
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…Read More
Top ten frugal tips for a self sufficient lifestyle
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…Read More