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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Making your Facebook news feed work for you

As with the rest of the internet I believe Facebook can be used as a force for good, or a force for evil. My Facebook news feed can be, a useful, inspiring source of information, or a depressing place of material adverts and negativity. You have more of a say on what you see than […]

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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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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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