Thames Plastic Art – Phase 2 

Public engagement with waste How to engage the public and school children on the issue of plastic waste in our waterways in a safe and engaging way? Bring clean (semi) clean plastic waste from the length of the river Thames to the Somerset House terrace. Mix in one very enthusiastic artist, a fantastic team, lots […]

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Cleaning rubbish in the name of art!

How and why I found myself cleaning rubbish This year I am aiming to volunteer for Thames 21 at least once a month. The clean up I had planned to attend for May was cancelled. I saw a request for help with cleaning rubbish collected on Thames 21 clean ups for an art project. This […]

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Beer for plants; a bio-fermenting experiment

Some background to the experiment I first heard about bio-fermenting while staying on a permaculture farm in Costa Rica, Finica Luna Nueva. I listened fascinated as our tour guide, and farm owner, explained how they re-engergised the soil without having to use mountains of compost and animal manure. They of course have these things but […]

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Sustainable Camping

Guest blog from Cheryl, Little Green Duckling Synchronicity, for me, is a message of reward from our universe. In between reading parts 1 & 2 of “#OneMoreThing? What can your next hotel do?” on the Little Green Duckie blog I found myself at Anglesey Outdoor Alternative.  Camping in the beautifully rugged Rhoscolyn, reading posters of […]

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An ethical omnivore’s challenge

The challenge When I saw the Bompas and Parr event “Kill it, eat it” I was intrigued. “The focus of the event is on drawing attention to a culinary area that is typically veiled with mystery. With most consumers inured to the reality of what raising, culling and preparing animals to eat actually entails”. As […]

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#OneMoreThing? What can your next hotel do? (Part 2)

Building on my post “What can your next hotel do? (Part 1)” I discuss some more initiatives hotels can perform to have a more positive impact on guests, staff, environment and local community. This list is in no way exhaustive. I fully acknowledge that every item is not practical, or possible, for every establishment. The aim is […]

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#OneMoreThing? What can your next hotel do? (Part 1)

The global hotel industry is huge, quite mind bogglingly huge. Estimates vary wildly from 187,000 to 500,000, if you include formal B&B’s.  This does not include most Airbnb. Also these numbers are  establishments not beds! The potential impact of new standards of what guests expect, or ask for, is massive. Like when the public sector decides […]

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What’s in my re-homing box?

I quite often end up with things belonging to my friends. Items they have left at my house. Things they have left at a party. Items I have borrowed and need to return. Stuff to return on behalf of someone else. You know the kind of scenario.  We all have that friend who always leaves […]

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Plastic straws, there is an alternative

This seemingly innocent item was invented in early 1960’s America, and currently dominates 99% of the straw market.  In this 1 min Vlog I explain some of the challenges, and solutions, to this not so innocent item of disposable plastic. Also in the Vlog I mention the “Turtle with a straw being removed from its […]

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1 min Vlog – zero waste travel soap

The first ever Little Green Duckie Vlog post.  Inspired by recent travels.  An idea you can use if you are away for one night, or a number of weeks.  Post your zero waste travel tips, and thoughts, in the comments below.      

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