The word Biodiversity has cropped up on my radar a few times in my life – but as a complete dummy when it comes to science, and with very little knowledge of plants (outside of food…); I must admit I’ve never given it much thought. But as today marks The United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) – aiming to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues – maybe it’s time I do some homework! Continue reading Understanding: Biodiversity
Everyone who knows me knows that I love food. I love fresh, healthy fruit and veg, and I love chocolate, crisps and almost anything fried…
For me it’s not just about the eating. It’s the fun of browsing recipes, experimenting with ingredients and enjoying the social atmosphere of cooking for others. So, as part of my journey to living a greener, more sustainable life, food seemed like an important place to start. A key part of living more sustainable is getting to grips with organic produce. What is it? Why should we eat it? What are the pitfalls? And, more importantly, how can we incorporate it into our lives with little effort or expense?
Before I embark on my green living journey – transforming my lazy habits into lazy green habits – it might be helpful if I define what this actually entails. Should I be swapping my car for a bike, growing my own vegetables and making my clothes from scrap fabrics? Do I need to check every label in the supermarket for organic, fair-trade, recycled and natural products? Or better still, is green living boycotting the supermarket altogether and buying only sustainable, local and seasonal produce with no carbon footprint? Eeek, It all sounds a little too much like hard work to me!