I am extremely proud of my students who have caught the green bug. They ran a recycled clothing store, promoting green living on campus and raised some money for a good cause. Great to see active citizenship in action.
Thursday, 26 January 2012
avoid buying new things,
make a sacrificial effort to buy fair trade,
grow their own food,
buy local and organic,
organise clothes swaps,
make and fix clothing and homeware,
use the bus,
rides their bikes,
walk instead of drive,
switch appliances off at the plug,
I am inspired to do the same.
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Don't let this dissuade you. Blood donating is a breeze, but DO NOT remove the bandage.
Saturday, 26 November 2011
Tuesday, 8 November 2011
Purchasing a 50 year old house without intending major renovations and driving 1 small family car which is over 10 years old makes me feel very eco-friendly.
Until I calculated my ecological footprint.
Growing veggies & herbs
Planting a lemon tree
Removing a dead tree by hand/axe/saw without electrical tools
Installing a heat pump solar hot water system (thankfully our house had this)
Really small changes:
Switching off electrical items on standby, even my husband is doing this now
Reusing toilet roll tubes as decomposable seedling pots
Washable in place of disposeable kitchen cloths
Biggest change: I'd planned to furnish my home with wonderful IKEA goodies, but found a perfectly great lounge set on council pick up day. Spent time recovering the seats and am enjoying the results.