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Where Do We Go From Here? – Sharon Duggan

Where Do We Go From Here? – Sharon Duggan

Well, the obvious thing to talk about this month is the extreme heat we experienced towards the end of July – it really wasn’t funny, was it?! As somebody who tends to feel warmer rather than colder at the best of times during Spring/Summer/Autumn, I found it exhausting and it took me a couple of days to feel back to ...

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How to save money in the supermarket – Sharon Duggan

How to save money in the supermarket – Sharon Duggan

Offering advice on saving money at the supermarket could come across as offensive though I hope not. Some people may have already been trying the suggestions given below for years, others may not be confident at cooking, don’t like cooking or prefer to buy ready-made kits for meals. But if you’re feeling the pinch ...

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Cranleigh Eco Festival – A Debrief – Sharon Duggan

Cranleigh Eco Festival – A Debrief – Sharon Duggan

Just one of the displays at the Cranleigh Eco Festival Well, Cranleigh’s first Eco Festival finally took place on Saturday 23rd April after a great deal of hard work! I’m happy to report that it was a success and an opportunity not just for members of the public to learn more about our existing voluntary groups ...

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How To Get Your House Ready For A Heat Pump

How To Get Your House Ready For A Heat Pump

Following my article last month, I’m sharing a fascinating interview I had with Tom Lankester. I had wanted to interview Tom for a while because he’d had a heat pump since 2013 and therefore knew the “ins and outs” of it. Recently I’d heard about people who installed heat pumps and then removed them because they ...

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Cranleigh Eco Festival – Sharon Duggan

Cranleigh Eco Festival – Sharon Duggan

This month, instead of my usual article about ways in which you can be more sustainable in your day to day life, I want to share an exciting event that my group, Cranleigh Climate Action are jointly hosting with Cranleigh Arts: Cranleigh Eco Festival is taking place on Saturday, 23rd April at the Arts Centre from ...

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New Year’s Resolutions? – Sharon Duggan

New Year’s Resolutions? – Sharon Duggan

I love writing out New Year’s resolutions and am pleased to say that my 2021 ones are nearly all done and dusted (just boasting a bit there, forgive me!). It’s got me thinking though that this month it’s a good time to talk about resolutions for 2022. We’ve recently had COP26 in November 2021, and I’ll talk about ...

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A Greener Christmas? Excess Over The Festive Period

A Greener Christmas? Excess Over The Festive Period

We're now moving inexorably towards the run-up to what has become the biggest retail festival in the Western world, otherwise known as Christmas – BUT, we’re also in the midst of the most serious threat to the planet, our civilisation and the survival of myriad wildlife species across the globe. I appreciate that I ...

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Natural VS Mainstream Cosmetics

Natural VS Mainstream Cosmetics

Well, I’ve written about personal care products in my past two articles, so it’s time I wrote about cosmetics, you know, lipstick, eyeshadow etc. You go into a shop and, if you’re not used to buying cosmetics that are eco-friendly and cruelty-free, then it’s going to be a minefield! Many aren’t well labelled and if ...

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Making your own Personal Care Products

Making your own Personal Care Products

Following on from my article in the August edition, I promised to use this month’s offering to tell you how you can make your own personal care products. I actually started making my own night cream in about the mid-1980s because horror, the one I’d used for years was being discontinued. It didn’t take me long to ...

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