Hi, I’m Sarah and I run a zero-waste store called Shop Zero in Nottingham City centre! My aim is to empower folks to live more sustainably and reduce their impact on the environment. Many of us have been shocked by the stories of environmental disasters and threat in our world. We want to do things differently and it can be … Read More

Mending & Maintaining

One easy way to help the planet is to make sure things that already exist get as much use and care as possible so we can reduce the amount of raw materials we need to make new things. We may as well get used to mending and making do now as it’s going to be the only option as resources … Read More


So, we’ve already mentioned that during cold and flu season  you need to take good care of yourself, one way is to make sure you have a supply of tissues to keep you going. Last year we attempted to become a paper free family… it’s been mostly successful but the tissue thing becomes more obvious at this time of year … Read More

Conker Crazy!

This week Lisa and I are both taking a leaf out of the Eco Friendly Autumn book, but as a special treat we are sharing it right here too! It’s the same post from us both today – how to use conkers from the woods to make laundry soap – YES REALLY!! We’d love to know how to you get … Read More

Preserve the Summer

One excellent way to preserve elements of the Summer to enjoy on a grey day is to make jam or chutney and in the modern era it’s a much work as you may think. You can even make jam in the microwave in small batches, or if you have a bread maker most of them have a jam setting.  Our … Read More

Read That Thing

Over on www.less-stuff.co.uk today the focus is on how to declutter all those books and magazines you may have been collecting for that ‘interesting’ piece you want to keep, or in case you get the chance to read that story again. I came to a decision a few years ago that there are so many amazing new books in the … Read More

Find That Draft!

Welcome to our Countdown to Cosy month in collaboration with www.less-stuff.co.uk –  you can link up with their posts here too, as we have different views and experiences we’ll have different takes on the ideas we are sharing.  The aim of this month of ideas and inspiration is to get us ready for a healthy, frugal, sustainable and mindful Winter. … Read More

Waitrose Unpacked

I was so excited to hear that Waitrose were going to trial having a supermarket with unpackaged goods, encourgaging shoppers to bring their own containers for meat, fish, fruit, veg, salad, cereal, nuts, frozen items, wine and beer! I was even more excited when our good friends at Less-Stuff and I were asked to run some upcycling, recycling and zero … Read More

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