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Easy Peasy Greeny

My quest to be greener

Ditching tea bags

Following a program that aired on the BBC and the discovery how much plastic there are in tea bags, I am so glad I’ve made the change to loose tea. Firstly, I would like to state that I’m a tea-loving brit. I work from home and probably have about six cups of tea a dayContinue reading “Ditching tea bags”

Reusing Water

During the summer, I hang my washing outside. There’s something really rewarding about being able to dry your clothes outside; they smell fresh and it’s free! However, during the autumn and winter months, it’s a different story. I use my dryer. I’ve looked at other ways to dry clothes but it just didn’t work. IContinue reading “Reusing Water”

Plastic in tea bags

Us Brits are tea-lovers. We love our tea; we have it with cakes, biscuits, toast and we can even go to expensive shops to have luxury ‘afternoon tea experience’. When we’re sad we have a cuppa, when we are happy we have a cuppa, when we go to a friend’s house, guess what…we have aContinue reading “Plastic in tea bags”

Extinction: The Facts – review

This David Attenborough documentary aired on the BBC called Extinction: The Facts which explains the truth about the dying biodiversity. This documentary really didn’t hold back, it showed the upsetting havoc and effects humans have wreaked on the natural world. Unlike breathtaking images from his previous documentaries like The Blue Planet or Planet Earth, theContinue reading “Extinction: The Facts – review”

Green Infrastructure

One of my recent assignments was to put together a report to a local, fictitious council making the case for the benefits of green infrastructure in a town and ways the town could become more sustainable in the future. For those who aren’t familiar with the term ‘green infrastructure’, this term relates to a networkContinue reading “Green Infrastructure”

Things I No Longer Buy

Over the past year, I’ve become more aware of my carbon footprint which has made me make some changes in my life. The things we buy have a carbon footprint; production, transport etc so I’ve stopped buying certain items I realised I personally didn’t need anymore Plastic Bottles I’ve actively refuse to buy drinks inContinue reading “Things I No Longer Buy”

Carbon Neutral pledges by UK cities

UK Cities pledging to become carbon neutral

Cities in the UK are looking how they can transition to becoming carbon neutral in the future. The climate has been a long standing issue, however, more recently, this issues has become more urgent and voices (rightly so) have become louder. Protests, demonstrations, documentaries and even celebrities are lending their names and voices to theContinue reading “UK Cities pledging to become carbon neutral”

Ecobrick overwhelm

A while back, I saw an article online about someone creating a ecobrick with their plastic that can’t be recycled. I was intrigued. For those who aren’t familiar with ecobricks. lets start with a quick overview. Ecobricks are plastic bottles that are filled with plastics that would usually go to landfill because they can’t beContinue reading “Ecobrick overwhelm”

Homemade Mickey Mouse Cushion

I decided to repurpose an old duvet instead of throwing it out. Here’s what I did…

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Say No To Balloons

When you think of balloons, you think of party and celebration. No child’s birthday celebration, young or old, is complete without balloons. The different sizes, colours, shapes bring joy to people. Not only do we gift them for birthdays, but for new births, when someone is recovering, christenings. Balloons can be used at a timeContinue reading “Say No To Balloons”

Alternatives to Cling Film

If you’re thinking about moving away from cling film, here are some alternatives
#ecofriendly #zerowaste #sustainable #nature #green #sustainability #bio #plasticfree #environment #recycle #gogreen #savetheplanet #climatechange #reuse #sustainableliving #natural #earth #noplastic

Our Plastic Problem

A few months ago, I watched a film on The Discovery Channel which made me feel very sad. It was aired on Earth Day 22nd April 2020 called The Story of Plastic. We are familiar with images of where plastic ends up; in rivers, on landfill, in the oceans and wrapped around sea life, butContinue reading “Our Plastic Problem”

Want To Understand Climate Change? Watch these films

Have you wanted to learn more about climate change? Here are some films I would highly recommend. #ecofriendly #zerowaste #sustainable #nature #green #sustainability #bio #plasticfree #environment #recycle #gogreen #savetheplanet #climatechange #reuse #sustainableliving #natural #earth #noplastic

Will The Coronavirus Make Us Think Differently About Our Food?

The coronavirus or COVID-19 has gripped the world changing all aspects of society; school, work, visiting friends and family, and even just going out for a walk. When we started learning about the effect this pandemic was having on the citizens of China, there was fear that this virus may spread. Why wouldn’t it? WeContinue reading “Will The Coronavirus Make Us Think Differently About Our Food?”

Have we forgotten the fight against single-use plastics due to the coronavirus?

Since the outbreak of this pandemic, there have been some environmental benefits. I read an article on the BBC website about the canals in Venice starting to clear and fish are visible for the first time in years thanks to the massive drop in water traffic, the drop in air travel and the only peopleContinue reading “Have we forgotten the fight against single-use plastics due to the coronavirus?”

Ready for planting with Easy Peasy Greeny

Busy in the garden

As the weather is starting to change, this is the perfect opportunity to start planting. I planted potatoes last year and they went okay. A mistake I made was that I didn’t water them enough and it was very hot last summer. This year, I decided to get my daughter involved and although I don’tContinue reading “Busy in the garden”

My Carbon Calculator

I recently started a course with The Open University to study for a degree in Environmental Science. I’ve always wanted to study for a degree but I had no idea in which subject. I had my eye on this degree for about six months. Eventually I got bored of talking about it and signed up.Continue reading “My Carbon Calculator”

My First Litter Pick

On a very bitter, cold Saturday morning, I joined my first ever litter pick in Ashford. The area targeted for litter picking was a park in Ashford called Victoria Park. The litter pick was organised by a local group who have a Facebook page called Keep Ashford Clean. I’ve seen their litter picking events onContinue reading “My First Litter Pick”

My first blog post

The reason I decided to start a blog is because I’ve been making small changes to my lifestyle in order to go greener. I don’t have the money to get solar panels on my house, buy an electric car or stick a wind turbine in my garden, although I think my neighbours would have somethingContinue reading “My first blog post”


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