Schools Update!

Some of you will know that I believe very strongly that we need to educate and inspire CHILDREN to take better care of the planet and all it’s  inhabitants than previous generations have. Last year I wrote a school assembly called ’20 Ways for Kids to Save the World’.   I’m so delighted to say that it’s now available on … 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

5 Fast Fixers

I’m trying not to get swept away in the Black Friday thing, although I have checked my list of things I would be buying anyway to see if there is a deal I don’t feel will be available another time. I have a longer post all about how to manage shopping, deals and impulse buying here if you’d like to … 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

Review of Vintage Apple Crates

We have been sent a Vintage Apple Crate and asked for an honest review. Here’s what we thought…  We are always keen to work with and use products that have been recycled, upcycled and saved from landfill. How exciting to come across this company Vintage Apple Crates – who save wooden crates from the orchards and rebrand them with fun … Read More

5 Alternatives to Plastic Straws

In all the talk about reusable products and particularly the plastic straw debate I thought it might be useful to have a round up of what the options are.  In all things, it’s about finding what will work for your situation and how likely to are to use things. Making an investment in a longer lasting product is worthwhile if … 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