A beautiful sustainable bathroom – no wall tiles 

September 23, 2018

Is it possible to design a bathroom you don’t have to destroy just to replace the units? A sustainably-designed bathroom, in other words? I’ve got my own bathroom issues. We moved into a five-year-old house in 2015 and it didn’t take long to realise we’d want to replace the bathrooms. I know I’m spoilt but […]

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Don’t panic! Do something!

August 30, 2018

Become a prophet of do something about it. I was inspired by a YouTube video by Levi Hildebrand someone posted on my Facebook group. That’s positive environmentalism: It’s great to see young people (ie younger than I) getting out there and promoting positive solutions to the world’s problems, especially when it’s funny. My kind of thinking.  […]

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Is economic growth that great? Ask the Planet.

August 9, 2018

We take something beautiful that isn’t even ours and trash it. We steal the Earth’s resources that are meant to provide for not just us but all generations. We poison the Earth without a thought for our children and grandchildren. Why modern economics is the oldest – and most inappropriate – thing I have in my house […]

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Has Brighton run out of beaches to clean?

July 12, 2018

Thanks to an extraordinarily long British summer (ie lasting more than two weeks) I ran out of excuses not to get out there and join a local beach clean-up.  It’s amazing what we can achieve if we all get together to do something about an issue. However I seem to have a talent for missing […]

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Knowing when it’s time to give up and buy a new one

June 30, 2018

It’s all about knowing when your possessions have had their day. Everyone has their own line to draw. Others would no doubt have got it repaired.  On Sunday our 13-year-old TV packed up and I had to face the fact it was never going to work again.  This was after several weeks of carefully rearranging […]

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Are you Zen eco-positive?

June 26, 2018

What is eco-positivity? Eco-positivity is the belief that a positive attitude is the best way to fix our environmental issues. Our environmental problems are basically a result of our long-term mismanagement of our own environment and eco-positivity recognises the power of positive thinking in solving this. What is Zen eco-positivity? ‘Zen’ eco-positivity adds Zen eco-power […]

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How AI can help the beach plastic clean-up

June 4, 2018

It’s massive, it’s multi-dimensional and it’s just around the corner …   A new science-led project is using  drones to survey plastic waste on our beaches and waterways. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being put to good use helping us clean up our oceans. The project is led by the British Science Association and charity The Plastic […]

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I chance upon a beach clean-up, slightly late

May 9, 2018

Rottingdean, Sunday. The beach clean-up was just packing up as we arrived – story of my life, but we’ve got this September’s Great British Beach Clean in our diaries.   Information on this year’s Great British Beach Clean – https://www.mcsuk.org/beachwatch/greatbritishbeachclean 

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What if I refuse plastic bags for my fruit & veg? 

April 22, 2018

No one’s noticed a million rolls of plastic bags in our supermarkets? And why I like Lidl Everyone knows about plastic straws, everyone knows about plastic bags, but no one seems to have noticed about a million large rolls of plastic bags the supermarkets want us to wrap our loose fruit and veggies in. I […]

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I love my brand new 1940’s shave

April 2, 2018

Also featuring “how not to cut yourself shaving”  Last month I decided to go back to the safety razor, the same thing my father used, and quite likely his father before him. I stopped using plastic razor blades supplied by Gillette. The blade is stainless steel, and has been since 1965. Did my face become […]

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