Author: Inspirationalise

Suddenly I’m a cookery writer

August 28, 2017

What to do with our apples? I have become a cookery writer, a role not totally suited to me as I know next to nothing about cooking. Still … Last week I mentioned the bucket of apples from our garden Sue had picked and I had sorted. OK, I was going to write about it […]

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Zero-Wasting my life #4 – I make my own lemon drink

August 21, 2017

Plastic-free organic lemon squash – the secret My issue today is what to do about the plastic bottle our squash comes in. When the kids were young we used to make our own lemon squash from our lemon tree. Sadly we no longer live in NZ and we don’t have a lemon tree. Sue says I […]

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Paintings from recycled plastic

August 14, 2017

While in the ancient Roman port of Caesaria we came across Artnova. Artnova make green art, soft paintings  from recycled plastics. I was amazed at how soft the fabric was – and of course how beautiful the artworks.

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Eco-kibbutzim: bringing biblical animals back to life

August 12, 2017

During my trip to Israel I’ve found a kibbutz where rare animals mentioned in the Bible are being reintroduced into their natural environment.   The original kibbutzim were highly regarded in the West and have long attracted idealistic young volunteers from all over the world. The new eco-kibbutzim offer an opportunity to work on the […]

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An Israeli solar farm keeps a 3000-year-old biblical law

August 10, 2017

Being 60% desert Israel has a lot of solar energy to share. There is no doubt that having few natural “fossil fuel” energy resources encouraged Israel to develop solar technologies and has led to Israel’s current position as one of the world’s solar technology superpowers. Did you know that:

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8 Great eco-blogs too good to miss

August 1, 2017

Today I’ve decided to do a round-up of some eco-blogs I love the look of, and a few I just couldn’t leave out. Treading my own path – names like this appeal to me. Various great ideas from Perth, Australia. I liked the look of this one:   2. The zero-waste chef We all love […]

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I’m zero-wasting my life! Why fruit & veg should go naked

July 30, 2017

How sustainable is my life #3 – veggie wrapping Veggies don’t need plastic either. Here our journey starts. This is what our purple sprouting broccoli and green beans came in, delivered by our local Tesco supermarket. Gasp! More plastic! Something must be done. I search for signs of recyclability, but there are none. Even if […]

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I’m zero-wasting my life! Why I’m getting a milkman

July 25, 2017

How sustainable is my life #2 – milk bottles I awake at 2am to find myself sitting bolt upright in bed. The plastic bottles in which I get my milk might not be as eco-friendly as I had thought! “How green are my milk bottles?” I think. “I’m going to have a closer look.” The bottles […]

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9 reasons to be positive about the plastic crisis

July 24, 2017

I want to help you feel good about the environment. First of all, let’s be honest. There is a plastic crisis. When you’re on an idyllic remote island no one even lives on and you can’t move for plastic rubbish. This is Henderson Island.   My second point: wild animals digesting plastic or getting tangled up […]

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