Keeping Focus on Sustainability

The pandemic, assaults on democracy, division and discord: there are plenty of things that can make it difficult to focus on sustainability. But the changes we must have are sweeping and urgent, and it is important that we remain dedicated to positive change. One might imagine that environmental concerns would fade in face of otherContinue reading “Keeping Focus on Sustainability”

Back To Work

Tomorrow morning I will be getting back to work after my break for the festive season. My husband and I have been working on our barn conversion for the last week, and our slow project is coming along well. But I am now ready and excited to get back to work on a number ofContinue reading “Back To Work”

How To Plan Properly For Sustainable Living

New Year’s resolutions are a good place to start when trying to create a green living plan. It’s good to have goals, as they will set the direction in which you wish to go. But goals are not the be all and end all. I’m sure many of you have started a year with veryContinue reading “How To Plan Properly For Sustainable Living”

10 Resolutions for a More Sustainable 2021

Happy New Year! This is a great time to retrench, and confirm your commitment to a more sustainable way of life. So to get things started on the right foot, here are ten sustainable new year’s resolutions you may wish to consider: Grow at least some of your own food at home. Make sure foodContinue reading “10 Resolutions for a More Sustainable 2021”

What Needs To Change in 2021

As we reach the end of this difficult year, we need to look back and look forward. We need to think about what needs to change. By looking back over what has gone wrong, and what we could all do better, we can begin to not just rebuild, but to forge the future we wantContinue reading “What Needs To Change in 2021”

Five Areas To Focus On For Sustainability

As we approach the end of the year, I thought that I would write a little list for those who want to live in a greener, more ethical and more sustainable way in 2021. Of course, there are plenty of small steps that we can all take to care for people and planet. But ifContinue reading “Five Areas To Focus On For Sustainability”

Learning Lessons from 2020

2020 has of course been a very difficult year for many. But adversity always brings with it the potential to learn and grow. By looking back at all of our experiences, positive and negative, over the last year, we can develop strategies for a better future – for ourselves and our families, and for theContinue reading “Learning Lessons from 2020”

The History and Evolution of Sustainability

Though the word sustainability has come to prominence in recent years, the concept is nothing new. The concept has been around as long as people have been concerned about the future of resources. The idea that we must take care over the basic resources – food, water, energy – that provide our most basic needsContinue reading “The History and Evolution of Sustainability”

Giving – Charity for Sustainability

One of the theories for the origins of the term Boxing Day is that this was the day when alms or charitable boxes were traditionally distributed. I thought this might be a good time to talk about the role that charity or giving can play in furthering sustainability. Today is that day that I likeContinue reading “Giving – Charity for Sustainability”

Zero Waste Christmas Dinner

You may well have already bought in the food you need for your Christmas dinner and other meals over the festive period. Zero waste begins with what you choose to buy in the first place. But it does not end there. As you enjoy the holiday period with your family, I hope that everyone willContinue reading “Zero Waste Christmas Dinner”