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Environment Round-up: Spring

I always feel my behaviour becomes more environmentally friendly in Spring because the days are longer so I use the lights less, the temperatures are higher so the heating is on less and the weather is getting nicer so I use the car less. Which season or month do you think is the best for the environment? […]

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Environment Round-up: Easter eggs

I think Easter must be one of the most wasteful times of the year. Just think of all those Easter eggs in unnecessarily large packaging as they vie for your attention on the shop shelves. Do you remember “in your youth” when the sweets were inside the chocolate egg so small boxes were used to […]

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Environment Round-up: Welcoming spring

Now spring is here may have started thinking about what to do for your summer holiday. If you haven’t decided yet read the post on Green and Rosie Life which includes 7 reasons to avoid all inclusive holidays. Reducing consumption Unnecessary consumption continues to be a concern among the community. There is a great post on […]

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Environment Round-up: Make it easy

I’m a big believer that people are more likely to reduce their negative environmental impact if it is easy for them. I know the issue is so important that we should we willing to put in more effort to improve our plant, but in reality most people are busy with their lives with little time to […]

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Environment Round-up: New habits

2017 is here and the excitement of Christmas has calmed down ready to be thinking of goals and resolutions.  Unlike Rosie at A Green and Rosie Life who is Thinking Green with resolutions for 2017, I know most people won’t be selecting environmental resolutions. But the wonderful thing is you can benefit the environment through some of […]

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Environment Round-up: Christmas

We’re getting closer to Christmas and that means people are buying presents, lights and food.  It sounds like a wonderful festive time, but unfortunately it is not great for the environment due to the extra energy used and waste produced (last year The Guardian reported we produce 300m tonnes of waste at Christmas each year). […]

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Environment Round-up: What would you like to know?

The environment is something that impacts on all of us, and unless we take action could have a big negative impact on our children’s future.  I’d like to use these monthly posts to help you understand different of the environment and to show that small actions can have a big impact, especially in a large […]

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Environment Round-up: Knowledge in the community

One wonderful thing about being part of this community is how much you care about a wide range of issues, including improving the environment. And of course being bloggers you are willing to promote and share your knowledge and experience. So this month I’m sharing your posts grouped by  information, things to make and reviews of eco […]

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Environment Round-up: Zero Waste Week

Zero Waste Week raises awareness about reducing the waste that goes to landfill and started on 5th September. All you need to do is visit the Zero Waste Week website and make a pledge, just like Zoe at Eco Thrifty Living who has pledged to create a use it up meal plan. And if you’re looking for […]

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Environment Round-up: Zero Waste

Last month I mentioned my concern about the impact on the environment due to the referendum result, and I’m not the only one who is worried. Rosie has summarised some of the environmental benefits due to the European policies, Brexit and the UK Environment on her blog A Green and Rosie Life. I’ve mentioned before that the greatest […]

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Environment Round-up: Small changes

Much of our environmental legislation comes from the EU so I’m concerned about the impact following the referendum result. As The Independent says “The EU’s record on environmental issues is arguably one of its greatest achievements. It has developed world-leading legislation on a range of issues, which have helped tackle water and air pollution, protected endangered species, and […]

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Environment round-up: Shopping

It appears that shopping has been on people’s mind over the last month, especially the environmental impact of shopping. And, as I expect from the blogging community people are looking at the issue from different angles and developing different options to reduce the negative impact. Rosie’s post 7 things you should not be buying is a great […]

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Environment round-up: Reducing waste

As parent bloggers we’re used to league tables whether it is for our children’s school or ranking our blog. But did you know there is a league table for the percentage of waste each council recycled, reused and composted? I was reminded of this over the weekend when I went to a garden party and […]

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Environment round-up: A short one

I’ve been a bit distracted for the last month as I started a new job, which is also full time for the first time since my eldest was born seven years ago. So I’m afraid I haven’t spent as much time looking for posts as I usually do, meaning it is a little shorter than […]

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Environment Round-up: The outdoors

It has felt like a quiet few weeks for environment news; maybe we’re just waiting for the weather to get warmer and Spring to really get started. However unlike me, many of you aren’t waiting  and are already thinking about the outdoors. The outdoors Me, you and Magoo talk about the community farm created from […]

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Environment Round-up: Energy & climate change

Like many bloggers I’m passionate about the environment, both preserving and improving where we live for ourselves and our children. However, it is a very broad topic covering many complex issues with a certain amount of uncertainty; my view is nicely summed up in this cartoon by Joel Pett. Energy & Climate change Over the […]

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Christmas ideas for the eco-conscious

With Christmas literally JUST around the corner, Ali Clifford has pulled together a few last minute gift ideas for the eco-conscious! Elvis and Kresse – West End Belt – £41 Made from a genuine firehose, a cool unisex belt! Alpkit – Torridon classic patterned bobble hat – £17.50 A good looking patterned unisex bobble beanie, hand knitted in 100% […]

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Our top food & clothing picks

Soil Association Round Up  It’s Organic September. To celebrate, Our BritMums Eco correspondent Ali Clifford shares her favourite organic picks for this month’s Green Round-up. This September you can make a small change to your everyday shopping, a simple but powerful form of direct action and small changes really can make a big difference. Swapping to […]

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