Nine eco-friendly things you can do with your broken laptop

January 26, 2018

You might not realise it, but the whole world is transitioning to a zero-waste economy, when items like laptop computers will be made from responsibly managed parts and waste will be more or less eliminated. We’re not as far from that as people think. In future we probably won’t even own the laptops, just pay […]

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The two most zero-waste smartphones you can buy

January 21, 2018

In Search Of Zero Waste My mission: To find the zero waste economy This week: Smartphones There are two sorts of greenie: those who join co-operatives, buy all their produce at fair-trade markets and everything they own is bought second-hand, endlessly repaired or traded … … and there’s people like me, who do some of that […]

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Sustainable fibres wiki

January 7, 2018

Some of these suggestions that have come in from the Green Living Alternatives Facebook group –  (you need to be logged into FB to see this group). Plus a few of my own, like from this article.

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Horsham Repair Cafe – Pam comes to the rescue

January 7, 2018

My green bag zip is fixed! I finally paid a visit to the Horsham Repair Cafe . I nice lady called Pam, who makes all her own clothes (more or less) repaired the zip on my gym bag in approximately ten minutes. Until then I’d been dragging the bag around, hoping my gym kit and togs […]

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Seven green alternatives to micro plastic

December 31, 2017

Microplastics: what’s the issue? It’s pretty devastating to realise the clothes we wear could be damaging ocean wildlife – and not only that, finding its way into the very food that sustains us. So being an optimistic greenie I needed to find out which items are doing the harm, what we need to change, and […]

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We go wild at Glo Wild

December 11, 2017

Every now and then I am reminded how connected we all are to each other. After all, we all come from the same source, however you view it. We come from the same planet! And we have to look after it properly – that’s our project, and it’s clear many millions are now very occupied […]

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Hate your guts? Brighton’s fermentation restaurants

October 25, 2017

Brighton has at least one restaurant serving kombucha, and one cafe. We have it at home. But what is it, and is it good for you? I am reading Sandor Ellis Katz’s groundbreaking book about fermentation, what it’s all about and even how to do it. I’ve already read the first couple of chapters, after which […]

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A stormy windy Brighton day …

October 21, 2017

Found these on the Brighton Skies Facebook page …

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How to get rid of monster weeds – and love Planet Earth

October 1, 2017

  Do “the Small Footprint Family” actually have small feet? Is a “lasagne bed” something kinky Italians sleep in? Can you get rid of monster weeds without using nasty chemicals? You’ll find all the answers below. In my eagerness to atone for the sin of spraying just a tiny bit of Roundup on my beloved plants (see […]

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A moody castle, a stolen priory and a silent cheese and wine party

September 20, 2017

Lanhydrock, National Trust, Cornwall, England We’re in Cornwall. Today we started off at St. Michael’s Mount and ended up in this non-conversational, companionable evening in front of our laptops. In between we visited Lanhydrock, erstwhile home of the 17th century Earl of Radnor, nicked from an Augustinian priority and owned by various family branches since […]

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