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”

Make Your Own Food Mesh Bags

Over the last year, whenever I go to the supermarket, I make a conscious effort to avoid fruit and veg in plastic wrapping. Apart from wanting to cut down on my overall plastic, this all started with some lemons! I went into my local supermarket and, as well as making my usual purchases, I wantedContinue reading “Make Your Own Food Mesh Bags”

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”

What I did for Plastic Free July 2020

On the run up to July 2020, I started noticing the hashtag #PlasticFreeJuly. For someone who has been making changes in an effort to reduce plastic use, I am embarrassed to admit I had never heard of them before. Based in Australia, Plastic Free July started in 2011 and have an amazing website offering aContinue reading “What I did for Plastic Free July 2020”

Are we really killing the planet?

Before you start attacking me, just hear me out. Due to human activity, we are accelerating climate change, I believe this to be true. Global warming has occurred in Earth’s history, the difference is that we, humans, are accelerating it. But I began looking at it differently since I started studying for an BSc inContinue reading “Are we really killing the planet?”

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”

What’s the issue with Palm Oil?

Over the last few years I’ve seen articles and videos about Palm Oil and how it’s bad for the environment. I don’t know what palm oil actually is and how can something that is found in so many everyday products be bad for the environment. What is it? Where does it come from? What everydayContinue reading “What’s the issue with Palm Oil?”

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”

Alternatives to Cling Film

If you’re thinking about moving away from cling film, here are some alternatives
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The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic was aired in the UK on Earth Day 22nd April 2020. I found the film to be incredibly moving giving us the story of not just where plastic ends up but also where it begins. Since the 1950s, plastic was seen as an incredible invention with multiple uses and since thenContinue reading “The Story of Plastic”

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?”

The Paddling Pool Water Problem

It’s Easter Weekend and the weather is glorious. The only problem we have is that the corona virus pandemic is stopping us from going about our normal lives. We are on lock down and we must stay indoors. Of course, when the weather is as lovely has it has been today and yesterday, staying indoorsContinue reading “The Paddling Pool Water Problem”

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg – Book Review

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book for Christmas from a friend who knows me very well. It’s not that often I write book reviews but as the subject is relevant today, I would like to make an exception. Plus, I really enjoyed it!! For those who don’t know (where haveContinue reading “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg – Book Review”

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”