Morning all! Today is World Environment Day, for those of you that don't know WED has been run by the United Nations Environment Programme since 1974 in order to raise awareness of, and to encourage action on, global environmental issues. Every year the day has a theme and a host nation - this year the … Continue reading Happy World Environment Day!
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -man - acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world. ” - Rachel Carson, Silent Spring I'm (finally!) starting my book discussion series with the book that effectively set me on the path of environmentalism... Silent Spring by the … Continue reading Book Discussion Series #1: Silent Spring
Palm oil has been back in the news recently, specifically Iceland (the supermarket not the country) banning its use. This has proven a very difficult one for me to reconcile, I feel very strongly about the situation, which is not as clear-cut (excuse the pun) as it might seem. On one hand I completely see … Continue reading Ditching Unsustainable Palm Oil: Should We Avoid It Altogether?
So after my post about coffee pods a few weeks ago my husband got some reusable coffee pods to try for my Dolce Gusto machine. They are available on eBay and Amazon for only a few pounds and there are various different options available compatible with a range of brands. They are very much like … Continue reading Trying reusable coffee pods: yay or nay?
It is important to remember that pretty much everything we do has a carbon footprint and associated pollution, and we need to reduce our impact everywhere we can.