Remember – Consumers Have the Power to Drive Sustainable Change

When faced with companies and governments who do not necessarily do as much as we need and want them to do when it comes to sustainability, it is common for people to wonder what they, as individuals, could possibly do. It can be frustrating when the ‘powers that be’ are not doing enough. But weContinue reading “Remember – Consumers Have the Power to Drive Sustainable Change”

Using Leftovers and Preventing Food Waste

Food waste should be a major concern for anyone who wants to live a more sustainable way of life. Huge amounts of food are wasted across the developed world, much of that food at household level. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to reduce food waste at home – from considering what and whereContinue reading “Using Leftovers and Preventing Food Waste”

How To Support Sustainable Farmers and Food Producers

One of the big questions that we need to ask ourselves as we transition to a fairer, greener future is how we can make life better for sustainable farmers and food producers. The current agricultural systems have to change. But we cannot make that change without providing support for sustainable farmers and food producers. SupportContinue reading “How To Support Sustainable Farmers and Food Producers”

Sustainable Living – What Needs To Change as We Return to ‘Normal’?

Today, due to underlying health conditions, I will be receiving my second vaccination. I will be heading out for that shortly. Of course, for most people globally, there will be no return to any form of normal for quite some time to come. I realise even more at times like these how lucky I amContinue reading “Sustainable Living – What Needs To Change as We Return to ‘Normal’?”

Setting Up a Sustainable Water Collection System in a Garden

I have spoken before about the importance of harvesting rainwater in your garden. Collecting rainwater from the roof of your home, and any other garden structures, is a great way to make sure you catch and store this precious natural resource. Our private water supply (which comes onto our property from the surrounding estate, fromContinue reading “Setting Up a Sustainable Water Collection System in a Garden”

Plastic on Our Plates

Most of those aware of issues in environmentalism and trying to live a more sustainable way of life are well aware of the sheer scale of the problem of plastic waste. Plastic pervades every single ecosystem on earth. And even invades our own bodies. We are what we eat, and unfortunately, plastic is now extremelyContinue reading “Plastic on Our Plates”

Sourcing Seeds For Your Sustainable Garden

If you have decided to sow some seeds this year, but have not yet sourced your seeds, time is of the essence. It’s certainly not too late to get growing if you have not done so already. As many of you already know, growing at least some of your own food and other resources atContinue reading “Sourcing Seeds For Your Sustainable Garden”

Sustainable Living – Spotting Greenwashing

Living in a sustainable way always means being very careful about the companies you deal with and the things you buy. One great thing at the moment is that more and more people are becoming aware of environmental issues, social injustices and the importance of sustainability. But while this is of course a very goodContinue reading “Sustainable Living – Spotting Greenwashing”

The Power of Public Pressure

As someone who has been working to raise public awareness of our climate crisis and environmental and social issues for a number of years, I know how much of a difference it can make when public opinion and public interest sway in the right direction. One positive think that has transpired over the last yearContinue reading “The Power of Public Pressure”

Earth Day Inspiration

Happy Earth Day everyone! Today truly is the day to appreciate our planet and all that it gives us. It is a time to listen to the birdsong and the buzzing bees, the sounds of babbling water and the wind in the trees. It’s time to smell the flowers and feel the soil beneath yourContinue reading “Earth Day Inspiration”