Hello and thank you for clicking over from Instagram, here you will find relevant links (anything highlighted in green is a link) to my latest blog posts, to companies I work with, to important petitions and pledges as well as to products or articles I love. If you’d like to find out more about me you can do so on my About Page Here. If you are here for Eco Cleaning Recipes you can find those all Here and my homepage of my website can be found Here.
Your Home Eco Checklist
I’ve been working away quite quietly in the background on something completely new for you all and I am really excited to be able to tell you that it is now live to purchase on Etsy! This 36 page pack is ideal for anybody who has just begun to look at how they can make changes to become more eco-friendly. Written by myself this pack includes tips, articles, cleaning recipes and audit checklists to help you to make small sustainable steps in a manageable way.
You can buy it here for £6 on Etsy.
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- 14 of The Easiest Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly
- Hiking Butser Hill With Kids
- Visiting Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire
- Visiting Alice Holt Forest, Hampshire
- What It’s Like At Hogmoor Inclosure, Bordon
- Flush Your Ex This Valentine’s Day with Who Gives a Crap!
- Energy Saving Tips To Help With Saving Monthly Costs
- How To Clean and Care For Your Menstrual Cup
- How To Wash Period Pants
- 3 Steps We Took To Remedy Our Dog’s Itchy Skin
- Road Safety for Children
- Easy Eco-Friendly Swaps for the Family Home
- How To Be More Eco-Friendly in 2023
- Climate change: Why and how should we protect our ecosystems?
- 20 Of The Best Wildlife and Environmental Documentaries For Kids
- Who Gives a Crap Recycled Toilet Paper Review
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I always like to share petitions so we can really try our best to make a change. Stop Cambo was a huge campaign backed by many and guess what? We stopped it! Those emails to your MP’s, the protests, the petition, the pressure the activists placed on the Government worked… Unfortunately, we are under this crappy Tory Government who really can’t seem to let go of their precious fossil fuels so of course here we are petitioning and fighting again.
Friends of The Earth Climate Action
Climate breakdown is already intensifying hurricanes, fires and droughts around the world, while causing increased flooding and heatwaves in the UK.
But urgent action can still reduce the damage – and make warm homes, clean air, green jobs and thriving wildlife available to everyone.
Join Friends of The Earth in asking the Government to take climate action NOW!!
We have had Cambo then Jackdaw now we have to fight Rosebank – these fossil fuel companies just won’t quit, will they?! We do not need this focus or money being spent on fossil fuels for our energy, we need to move to greener solutions so add you name below to have your voice heard:
Big Bag Ban
First up, you may have seen my post on social supporting Planet Patrol’s Pledge to get the Government to ban the sale of plastic bags? In summary:
“Back in 2015, the plastic bag charge was enforced in England in the hope that we would all turn to reusable bags and reduce our plastic waste. Yes, sales of these bags have fallen by 95% BUT sales of Bags For Life – which can contain more than three times as much plastic as the single-use version – have rocketed and they continue to increase each year. In 2019 alone, supermarkets gave out 1.58 billion bags for life and it is estimated that the average UK family buys 57 each year! They are only called bags for life because the supermarkets will replace them, they do not last a lifetime and they are still plastic waste. Insights in litter from the Planet Patrol crowdsourcing app show that plastic bags were amongst the top ten most commonly littered items in 2019 and 2020 and this litter goes on to cause harm to wildlife, damage to our environment and also our waterways.”So, if you have a moment, could you head over to Planet Patrol’s website and sign their pledge?
The link is: http://planetpatrol.co/bigbagban/
AND if you want to show your support, please do post a photo of you using your reusable bags and tag @onplanetpatrol on Insta. You can also use their gifs in your Instastories if you search planet patrol. #BigBagBan
We all know that littering on the ground is an offence and that fines can be incurred if you are caught doing so. We so often talk about the damage it can cause, how plastic enters our rivers and oceans and how wildlife can be injured or killed by litter. But what about sky litter? Balloon releases and lanterns are still permitted to happen in some areas of the UK but what goes up must come down, so why do we still allow this? The RSPCA has a great template on their website which you can send to your local Councillor to ask them to ban sky litter in your county. #EndSkyLitter
There are more details on their website here: https://www.rspca.org.uk/getinvolved/campaign/endskylitter
For around 6 years now I have been a supporter of the Firework Abatement Group on Facebook. For our area, fireworks are let off on average once a day from around 15th October until early January and this included Christmas Day (I’m not exaggerating, I kept a diary one year and recorded every bang). The noise became too much for our child who would be constantly woken and our elderly dog, Molly, who had to be sedated using a prescription from the vet to get her through the worst periods. She had never been scared of fireworks previously but old age plus the fact that she had to deal with them every night took their toll and one night we really thought we were going to lose her. During the winter months, we were living on edge and what once was a joy (I have always loved bonfire night) had become a nightmare. I saw the petitions online and found the group that was asking for restrictions to be put into place on the sale and use of private displays (not public ones). They want the days to be limited to those we all celebrate such as November 5th, New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali. They want the decibels reduced, for displays to be licensed and for packaging to clearly state noise levels. This will not only protect animals and wildlife but also those who struggle with loud noises such as those suffering from PTSD, the elderly, babies, people with autism and so on. Fireworks affect a wide range of us across the country each and every year, we need to have a change.
You can sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/office-for-product-safety-and-standards-review-firework-rules-to-protect-animals-from-injury-and-distress
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