October Impact Report

For October we found a more global carbon offset calculator, it’s actually aimed at businesses so if you want to find out how much carbon to offset after an event this is really clever. It’s often the case that although we may work inside large organisations we can still have an impact, and as companies feel more pressure and (hopefully) … Read More

Help a Small Business

You may not realise that you are a powerful force in the world!   This idea of consumer power has come up several times during our Just One Thing interview series (check it out here if you haven’t been watching) and I do think we have forgotten the supply and demand relationship – we are being given what it’s believed … Read More

September Impact Report

I’m very excited about the impact calculator I found this month… I love it on lots of levels. I like that it shows how small things have multiple impact – to families, the environment and our pockets. I also like that it is soooooo simple to use – why not give it a try? You can find it here at … Read More

August Impact Report

So this month we tried a new calculator to see how we fit in with the rest of the UK and the World… it was an interesting set of questions and I think it would have been more accurate but I didn’t add exact meter readings etc. This was from www.carbonindependent.org. We are below average, but still have a looonnnggg … Read More

July Impact Report

Well this is very late! It turns out going away over the end of a month and start of another doesn’t work well, I forgot to pay nursery and all sorts of the ‘end of the month’ things and then by the time we were home, I was distracted by four children and unexpected rain! Anyhoo – this month we … Read More

June Impact

Following on from last month, we tried a different way to look at our impact this month. I found a recycling calculator in the most unexpected place (that’s the power of internet searching!). Despite never having drunk cola, a famous brand had this interesting way to add in items  you have recycled, and calculates the power that could have generated. … Read More

Clean Air Day 2018

This post has been sponsored by ENGIE, and written by Mrs Frugal x So – who knew there was a Clean Air Day?! Of course, there is a ‘Day’ for everything it seems but this one caught my eye as we have been looking at our car use during June, as part of our Family Life theme. This theme has … Read More

May 2018

I’ve been playing with ways to more officially map our impact, somethings you just can’t put into stats and figures, but some things you can… but it’s hard to find ways to do that which are easy to access and understand the results. For May I used the WWF Carbon Calculator, it’s a very easy system you can complete online. … Read More

Take a Breath…

Sometimes I find that my natural butterfly nature means it’s easy to do too much and not take the time to reflect and plan ahead… it’s who I am and I’m so used to being stretched and over extending myself that I’m not sure how to function with regular breaks! One thing I’m disappointed about here on the website, is … Read More

Stop the Press!

National Hugging Day! Who can resist celebrating this wonderful day? We certainly can’t here at Frugal HQ, and with the cold weather and a hibernation sensation cuddling up under a quilt sounds pretty perfect. National Hugging Day is on the 21st January every year, and although it started in the US it’s travelled the world with it’s message of kindness … Read More