1min Vlog – local producers

Our local producers of food and drink are what makes an area special.  Celebrate these people, and places, where ever you live, or where ever you visit.  Just remember they may be harder to find, its not like they have a huge advertising budget, but you won’t be disappointed. Check out my 1 min Vlog […]

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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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Coaching helps you to help yourself

I recently spent two days finding out more about coaching and wanted to share this experience.  But what is coaching?  Maybe it’s easier to say what it is not.  It is not; sports coaching, counselling, therapy, navel gazing, self indulgent or new age. What I’m talking about is a person you don’t know, who is […]

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Getting positive about the media

For a number of years I had been subconsciously disengaging with main stream media.  I found it either negative and depressing, or crass and frivolous.  My only option seemed to be to limit my intake. Therefore not really know what is going on.  Not what I wanted. I stumbled across a copy of Positive News […]

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Get clean water everywhere you travel

Here in the UK we are very lucky to have safe, clean drinking water from the tap.  It’s pretty easy to take your reusable bottle out with you and avoid single use plastic bottles. Products like Ohyo (collapsable), Grip & Go (glass) or Onya (metal) mean there are choices for all circumstances and requirements. Some of the […]

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Post Christmas food re-homing ideas

Everyone ends up with food items over Christmas that they don’t like, can’t eat, or just won’t use before it expires.  Maybe you have been bought a bottle of red wine you don’t like, or a box of biscuits containing an ingredient you are intolerant to.  Perhaps you bought something for a particular visitor but […]

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Green electricity options in the UK

A bit of background In 2013 the UK was 28th (out of 81) in the world rankings of average power per capita of population.  This might seem good but surely we can do better?   It is estimated that by 2052 all current known oil deposits will have been consumed, that’s if we keep going […]

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Responding to that question “What do you do?”

“What do you do?” a usually innocent item of small talk, but it can be complicated.  People are expecting a short two or three word answer of your job title, maybe followed with the company or organisation you work for.  Since being self employed, and my engagement with the minimalist movement, I have developed a […]

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Composting with Bokashi – part 2

As mentioned in Compost part 1, I use the Bokashi composting system.  This uses a bran containing microbes to pickle food waste and speed up composting.  I live in a flat, but am lucky enough to have a reasonable sized balcony so have room for both plant troughs and composting bins. My process is as […]

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Compost, its actually quite interesting! – Part 1

Why do I compost? It saves me money and time (especially without a car) buying compost from the garden centre. I know what’s in my compost, that it hasn’t come from endangered peat and doesn’t have any chemicals in it. My local council does not have a food waste collection so I’m recycling my unavoidable […]

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