Zero Waste Week Day 1

Welcome to Zero Waste Week Day 1! I hope you’re as excited as I am. As you may know already, the theme for 2016 is ‘Use It Up’ with the aim being to reduce food waste. Besides reducing our food waste this week, we’re also hoping to reduce our energy usage and enjoy more family…

Be The Change

I recently discovered a wonderful Mahatma Gandhi quote and it has become my mantra for life: “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Ten words. Ten inspiring words. The lovely Rachelle Strauss who runs the UK Zero Waste Week chose ‘Be The Change’ as the subject for her interviews with Zero Waste Week ambassadors.…

I’m A Zero Waste Week Ambassador!

With Plastic Free July over, my thoughts have already turned to Zero Waste Week, which runs from the 5th to the 9th of September in the UK. I’m delighted to be a Zero Waste Week Ambassador this year. I’ll be posting throughout the week with ideas of how to get involved, how we’re getting on in our house and sharing…

Gooseberry Jam!

We have a lovely neighbour who lives near us, who kindly gives us surplus fruit and vegetables from their allotment. A few weeks ago, near the end of term, she gave us two big bags of gooseberries. I decided it was time to make some jam. I’ve been meaning to write this since the end…