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My Kitchen And How I Try To Keep It Green – Part 1

My Kitchen And How I Try To Keep It Green – Part 1

I hope the articles I’ve written over the past year have proved helpful to my readers. Starting this month I thought it might be interesting to feature some of the rooms in my home, to provide an understanding of my thought processes and lifestyle choices in action! The main theme is always think: ‘REDUCE and ...

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Re-imagining Your Clothes

Re-imagining Your Clothes

Me wearing the pink coat I bought in the 1980's that I still wear today There's such a lot about “sustainable clothing” in the press and on social media at the moment, and I’m amazed it’s finally become fashionable. If I’m honest though, I also worry at how much of the clothing that manufacturers say is ...

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Organic Or Local Food – What Does It All Mean?

Organic Or Local Food – What Does It All Mean?

From time to time, I hear people ask which is more important to buy: organic or local food? I think a lot of people automatically think that buying local is better, but that’s not necessarily the case! Obviously, if you grow your own organic food in your garden or have an organic allotment locally, that’s brilliant. ...

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How Green Is Your Energy? Part 2: Gas

How Green Is Your Energy? Part 2: Gas

Following on from my previous article about electricity in October 2020, I wanted to talk this month about “green” gas – well, first of all you may be wondering what it is and how it’s possible for any gas to be green. You could well be right as so-called “green” gas isn’t necessarily eco-friendly. It really depends ...

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How Green Is Your Electricity?

How Green Is Your Electricity?

Well, it won’t be too long before everyone’s thinking about turning the heating on (some of you may already have done so) but I wonder how many of you ever wonder about where it comes from. In this first article, I’m concentrating on electricity provision. 2020 has been a unique year (not just for the obvious ...

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The Soil As Saviour – By Sharon Duggan

The Soil As Saviour – By Sharon Duggan

Following on from my article on organic gardening in June, I wanted to talk in more depth about something that you may think is boring, but holds the key to so much – soil! If you've got a garden, then that's great (and being able to be in the garden this year especially, has been really important). However, the ...

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Tumble Dryers (for better or for worse)

Tumble Dryers (for better or for worse)

I'm going to own up now - I HATE TUMBLE DRYERS, which is why I've never owned one, but I realise that they're very convenient for a lot of people, especially with larger families. Did you know, however, that turning on a tumble dryer for an hour is the equivalent of turning on 225 light bulbs all at the same time? ...

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Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening

I’ve been gardening organically for the past 35 years, and thought it might be helpful to talk about it this month. The weather has largely been gorgeous, so what better time to have a re-think about how you garden? Organic gardening (or wildlife gardening) is about working with nature rather than against it - and ...

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A Silver Lining…?

A Silver Lining…?

I hate to say it, but I’ve been expecting something like Coronavirus for decades (well actually, if I’m honest, I’ve been expecting something much worse). Even if this particular virus was an accident, deadly viruses have been on the rise for some decades and virologists and environmental scientists agree (including ...

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