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Green, Clean and Smelling Good: going green in the bathroom

I have made no allusions to the fact that I am the queen of procrastination and general idleness. But despite my lazy preoccupations, even I have to face the facts that some routines must be maintained; especially those which involved hygiene!

As such, this month I have been looking into ways I can become a little more eco-friendly in the bathroom and swapping a few essential products to be ever so slightly greener. Here are 5 changes I’ve been making so far… Continue reading Green, Clean and Smelling Good: going green in the bathroom

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Understanding: Ethical & Vegan Wine

Happy Friday everyone! The weekend is approaching and it’s nearly time to kick off those shoes, enjoy some good food and have a well-deserved glass of wine. But if, like me, you’re trying to live a greener lifestyle and be more conscious about what you consume; getting to grips with what wine you should drink can be pretty tricky. Continue reading Understanding: Ethical & Vegan Wine

Lazy organic Eating

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?

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My irrational distaste for tap water

Our nation is currently having a love affair with plastics. Not the Hollywood style plastics which pimp up our faces and make us look beautiful; but the kind of plastic that takes money, energy and resources to produce and discard (and actually makes our planet look pretty ugly!)

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Understanding: Ethical Labels

To kick start my journey toward a greener life, I thought it would be useful to begin with some definitions and facts summarising what is actually considered green, ethical and sustainable. So, here starts my “understanding” series: an exploration into the things which supposedly define “being green”.

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