Action 360: Recycle all your Christmas wrapping properly

Date: 26 December Action: 360 Cost of taking action: NIL   By our guest author Barbara Wysocka in Scotland Boxing Day – and time to recycle all the Christmas wrapping properly We hope you had a wonderful Christmas day yesterday. What is one of the most exciting things about Christmas? (read more …)

Action 329: Make a traditional advent calendar

Date: 25 November Action: 329 Cost of taking action: LOW   By our guest author Barbara Wysocka in Scotland A traditional advent calendar can reduce your plastic and carbon footprints and let you give more thoughtful, personal and ethical gifts Since it’s just round the corner, we are now allowed (read more …)

Action 292: New clothes from old: make some boxer shorts

Date: 19 October Action: 292 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   From our guest author Barbara Wysocka in Scotland Handy with a needle and thread or sewing machine? Here’s a great example of how clothing can be re-used Today’s action is … make boxer shorts from old clothing! In (read more …)

Action 250: Plan food shopping more carefully

Date: 07 September Action: 250 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ SAVES MONEY   From our guest writer Barbara in Scotland Your shopping bill, food waste, your plastic footprint, and your carbon footprint can all be reduced by some common-sense planning Today’s action is to plan your food shopping properly. Shopping (read more …)

Action 223: Consider a ground heat pump

Date: 11 August Action: 223 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ HIGH   From our guest writer Barbara in Scotland The time to make some big individual environmental decisions is when making some big purchases (You might recall our earlier articles about triple glazing, wind turbines, and electric cars. This action (read more …)

Action 212: Freeze bananas (and other weird things you didn’t know you could freeze)

Date: 31 July Action: 212 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ FREE   From our guest writer Barbara in Scotland Who knew you could freeze bananas this way? Say no to food waste and freeze … your bananas (and not only!) Have you ever come across advice how to be assertive (read more …)

Action 191: Check out your local Pick-Your-Own (PYO) fruit farm

Date: 10 July Action: 191 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   From our guest writer Barbara in Scotland Using “Pick Your Own” (PYO) farms brings many advantages for you and the environment What could be better than nice juicy sweet fruit on sunny summer days accompanied by whipped cream, (read more …)

Action 145: Discover ways of preserving food safely

Date: 25 May Action: 145 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ SAVES MONEY   From our guest writer Barbara in Scotland Food preservation is another way of reducing food waste and overconsumption We all know the best prevention against food waste is simply not to overbuy! But when we’re surrounded by (read more …)