Saving £200 on milk!

Why I use plant based milks The issues around milk from intensively farmed cows are widely discussed. This is not a post around the pros and cons of intensive dairy (or non intensive dairy) versus plant based milks. I had been cutting down my intake of diary based milk due to some of these issues, […]

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Where to food shop with less packaging

Following on from my last post “how to food shop with less packaging”, here are a range of options; Where can you shop in London packaging free? A few of the capitals offerings to wet your appetite.   East Bulk Market – was a pop up social enterprise in Hackney stocking 300 bulk products. Now […]

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How to food shop with less packaging

The problem of plastic waste The scary fact is that every piece of plastic ever made (unless burnt) still exists in some form. That’s 60+ years of plastic and counting. With only 5% of plastic actually getting recycled in to something new. This fact goes part way to explaining how 8 million tonnes end up […]

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Find the zero waste lifestyle businesses where you live

There is a new app out on iOS (Andriod coming soon) to help people find their local businesses facilitating a zero waste lifestyle.  Simply called “Zero Waste App”. Includes categories for ; zero waste stores, ethical restaurants, menders, second hand clothes shops, composting facilities and farmers markets, all in your own town or city. Set […]

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The results of my “beer for plants” fermentation experiment

What am I doing? Check out my first post on this topic to see what went into the mixture. Also why I wanted to create a fermented plant / soil food in the first place. The results video When Matt and I took the lid of this container we genuinely had no idea what we […]

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A game that gives exactly what you need

I first heard about Social Muscle Club in an email from Shambala festival. I was going to the festival and the organisers of the Social Muscle Club game wanted to find table hosts. I was intrigued, it was billed as part game and part interactive theatre, sharing experiences, and activities, not stuff. Also facilitating the non-financial […]

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How green energy can improve the local ecology

Have you ever wondered what it’s actually like on a solar farm? I have! When I discovered that a friend held the landscape ecology management contract for three solar farms I was super excited. I kept asking him questions when we saw each other, I am such a green geek 🙂 So when he asked […]

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“For fish’s sake London don’t drop litter” – a Thames Plastic Art Update

This is the tag line for Maria Arceo’s Future Dust project. The installation, made of plastic litter found in, and around the River Thames has been touring around London. Part of the Totally Thames festival. See my previous posts for more details about how I got involved with this project. The litter has scrubbed up well! My Visit […]

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Thames Plastic Art – Phase 3

Quick catch up Some of you may remember me cleaning plastic rubbish from the Thames. To read why, see my first blog post on this topic. Then there was the big event at Somerset House, for the plastic to be sorted by colour and type. Including the engagement of school children and the public. To […]

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My allotment is featured in West Essex Life Magazine

As some of my readers know I share an allotment with my friends in Wanstead (East London), just up the Central Line from where I live. We have been working on permaculture and no dig principles, experimenting with different plants and pest control. A wormary has just been installed, along with a Bokashi composting system. […]

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