Greenwash Here, Greenwash There, Greenwash Greenwash Everywhere

Despite how the title might seem, I don't actually like the term "greenwash". There are various levels of green-washing (a superficial or insincere display of concern for the environment that is shown by an organization) from exaggeration to the downright nefarious. Plus I'm a glass half-full kind of person and without a doubt most companies … Continue reading Greenwash Here, Greenwash There, Greenwash Greenwash Everywhere

Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: Sweet Treats

It's been a few weeks since Sarah and myself decided to try and only eat sustainable palm oil or indeed none at all. I explain in this post about why we should keep buying palm oil but demand sustainability and transparency. Over the last few weeks we've had some discussion and thought about ingredients that … Continue reading Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: Sweet Treats

Spellbinding… Every Child Should Read “The Lost Words”

I had planned to include The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris in my book discussion series, but I decided to let the magic speak for itself and give it its own special post (I had also planned to check it out and then give it to my nephew, but no chance, I'm … Continue reading Spellbinding… Every Child Should Read “The Lost Words”

Happy International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day, and (as with every other 'day') we should appreciate those around us all the time, but it's nice to have a little time devoted to celebration and recognition... People that have met me in the last five years or so might be shocked by this, but I used to be … Continue reading Happy International Women’s Day

Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: The Treat Lover’s Challenge

  Palm oil... you've probably all heard of it, that magic, odourless, vegetable oil that we use in, well... pretty much everything. Oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) cultivation often results in large swathes of land being deforested for plantations, resulting in habitat destruction and displacement of both animals and people. The poster-child for palm oil related … Continue reading Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: The Treat Lover’s Challenge