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Should We Be Going Meat-Free?

Should we be going meat-free? This is something I have been going back and forth with over the last year I’d say. Having watched my sister turn Vegetarian last year and thinking she was mad after over 30 years of being a meat-eater, I am now contemplating joining her. Why? Because I feel that I need to do more for our planet and going meat-free could have the biggest impact.

I have watched a lot of TV programmes in the last 18 months and I am very aware of our plastic problem, of the need to cut back on what we buy and the importance of making better product choices BUT Continue reading “Should We Be Going Meat-Free?”

How You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Christmas

How You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, you may already be thinking about those presents, the decorations, how much food you will need to buy and which family will be hosting. It’s a big day and it can take a lot of planning BUT is it too big? Has Christmas got out of hand? Do we need to start reining it all in? Do we need to consider our waste and consumption now that we are very aware of the overuse of plastic and climate change? Looking at current figures I’d say so! It has been reported that in the UK alone we create 30% more waste than usual during the festive period, which includes two million turkeys and six million Christmas trees plus 1 billion Christmas cards!! Continue reading “How You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Christmas”

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7 Ways You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Halloween

With our awareness of the need to reduce waste now growing and trying to find ways to be more eco-friendly, it is about time that we also turn this idea to those big times of year where we are all guilty of creating the most waste and using the most single-use items. Now, I don’t want the fun to be limited, that isn’t the point of this post. What I want to do is highlight where changes can be easily made and with Halloween just around the corner now is the time to get our thinking caps on to work out exactly how we can be more eco-friendly. Continue reading “7 Ways You Can Be More Eco-Friendly This Halloween”

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Where Is The Love? For Our Planet and For Others…?

“People killing, people dying, children hurting, you hear them crying, can you practice what you preach? Would you turn the other cheek?… Where is the love?…”

 

Just recently as I have sat and heard the news of all that people are trying to do to raise awareness of climate change, as I have scrolled through Instagram seeing those that I follow make eco-swap after eco-swap and as I have read yet another passionate talk from Greta Thunberg, my heart has been filled with pride. Proud that at long last, people are standing up for our planet, that people are trying no matter how small a change it is and that the next generation are going to be the changers for this world but there’s a but… Urgh, I know! Where there is positivity, negativity seems to somehow follow. Continue reading “Where Is The Love? For Our Planet and For Others…?”

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Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out

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The world of eco-friendly products is growing which is, of course, an amazing thing but for those who are just delving into it all it can be quite overwhelming. I mean where do you start?! I am often asked, what is best to use? What products do I recommend? What is easy to begin with? And even though a lot of these things can come down to your own personal choice and your lifestyle, I think there are really easy eco swaps for those who are just starting out and finding their feet with where to go with being more eco-friendly. Continue reading “Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out”

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Saving Fuel For An Eco-Friendly Drive

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Trying to be more environmentally conscious is a real skill these days and it is something which many of us try to implement into our lives in order to be more considerate to our planet and everything that lives upon it. 

 

There are lots of ways we can work to be more eco-friendly every day of our lives, and many methods don’t take much effort at all but make a real positive impact in the world. Today we are going to talk specifically about how you can change your habits on the road to reduce carbon emissions and benefit the planet. Here are some of the best ways to save fuel used in the car and therefore positively impact the environment this year.  Continue reading “Saving Fuel For An Eco-Friendly Drive”

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Why We Need To Be Wary Of Certain ‘Eco’ Products

So, eco has caught on and yep, some people are trying to make it the new ‘in’ thing. I mean you only have to glance at Instagram now and somebody is claiming to be #livingsustainably or #zerowastelife in their bio– trendy hashtag galore! The truth of the matter is that most of us will never ever be fully living sustainably and you will only be living zero waste if you live out in the woods off the fat of the land. It just isn’t possible in this modern world. Everything we use gives off energy, emissions, produces waste etc. so there is no way I will ever be claiming that I anything but trying my best. Which leads me onto the next new thing… Continue reading “Why We Need To Be Wary Of Certain ‘Eco’ Products”