Photo by Markus Spiske Let's not pretend we can save the planet by rejecting plastic straws or switching our detergent, or even off-setting a 'business as usual' approach. The truth is we've left it too late for any response but the most urgent and far-reaching, involving each and every one of us. 'We are now … Continue reading What can I do to have the greatest impact?
Toilet paper – One small wipe for a man; one giant smack in the face for mankind?
Small steps... Check the virgin wood fibre content of your toilet paper, eg. via an FSC certification.Try one of the cheaper, more sustainable and more hygienic alternatives to paper, as used by the world's vast majority.If your butt insists on paper, go for a brand made from 100% recycled wood fibre. Photo by Fikri Rasyid … Continue reading Toilet paper – One small wipe for a man; one giant smack in the face for mankind?
Ditch the detergent
Small steps... Stop carting those big bottles back from the store, and get yourself an Ecoegg.It's chemical-free, allergy-friendly, and far, far cheaper.It leaves far less residue on your clothes than everyday detergents.Above all, it does a great job of cleaning. Honestly can't think of a single reason not to get one... (Can't quite believe it's … Continue reading Ditch the detergent
Divestment and you
Small steps... Check your own investments - especially your pension - and divest (or ask your pension manager to divest) from fossil fuels.Choose alternative investments that support the transition to a greener future through sustainable, environmentally-friendly practices.Be loud and proud of your decision to join the growing movement! -------------------------------------------- Ah, the beauty (cough) of a … Continue reading Divestment and you
Green electricity – Part 1
Small steps... Go to uSwitch and sign up to run your home on certified 100% renewable electricity.Spread the word! See if your electricity supplier will send you a certificate to stick on the fridge and get others talking.Speak to friends, family and neighbours, especially those less familiar with online comparison sites, and help them switch … Continue reading Green electricity – Part 1