Summer Impact

We’ve got a bit behind with this as life has been so incredibly busy lately – for the last few months we’ve had one thing after another to ‘challenge’ us… as we move towards another Summer School Break and I see time eeking away it’s a mixed bag of feelings, this year is going way too quick for me. So … Read More

March 2019 Impact Report

KEEPING CLEAN! So, this year we are sharing items we are buying, making or changing each month. Last year we used a different calculator to measure our impact, so we are just changing things up to keep ourselves motivated and focused. By spreading the cost of items over the year it also helps us to slowly make changes that don’t … Read More

February 2019 Impact Report

Well, this month we introduced some new and wriggly members to our home… we got worms! This was intentional… I was so delighted to discover that The Urban Worm is actually a wonderful CIC based near us, I had to go and visit and made this video all about it. They are doing well so far… and you can read … Read More

January 2019 Impact Report

In 2018 we used a different calculator each month to see how we were doing, I feel we have now worked our way through most of them, so this year we are going to measure our impact in different ways. I will create a single list of all those calculators so you can take a look at your own progress … Read More

2018 Our Impact in Review

Impact Report 2018 I did a Facebook Live on our page as a chance to reflect on all the changes we had made over the year, it was one of our Just One Thing episodes and was mainly because it’s important to me that I’m very clear I’m doing all the things I’m asking you to do. Lots of people … Read More

November Impact Report

For November we focused on carbon emissions, with two cars this is an area we are really going to be paying more attention to in 2019. It’s always good to get a clear idea of your starting point, so i was thrilled to find this very detailed calculator. You can use this calculator yourself to check on your families carbon … Read More

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