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Our Flight-Free Family Summer Holiday

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Our Flight-Free Family Summer Holiday

  The distant memory of summer I don't know what the weather's like where you are, but here it's raining steadily and heavily, and our summer holiday seems like a distant memory - especially because we went early on in the school summer break. In terms of going on holiday, over the past few years, as we've come to fully understand the severity of the climate emergency, my husband and I have chosen to fly less and less*. (*side note: I am very much aware that to have the choice and the means to travel for pleasure is an utterly...

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Sometimes I wish I could give up.

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Sometimes I wish I could give up.

  Dear friends, family and followers, Sometimes I wish I could just give up.   And I bet you wish I would too sometimes… ;-)   Give up going on and on (and on) about the climate crisis.   Stop banging on about taking climate action.   Quit posting things on social media that make my friends feel anxious, overwhelmed, panicked, uncomfortable, stressed.   I know I seem always happy, always confident, always positive, but there is part of me that is simply desperate to give up. To just stop. To walk away. To no longer feel the despair, the...

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Eco Gift Guide 2021 from The Contented Company

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Eco Gift Guide 2021 from The Contented Company

  I don't know about you, but I'm never as organised as I want to be for Christmas, ESPECIALLY when I'm trying to buy gifts that have less of an impact on our planet. I need more time and more inspiration. So hopefully this Eco Gift Guide compilation will help you browse through eco gift options on The Contented Company site to give you some inspiration to get you started... 9 Eco Kids Gift Ideas... Wood-backed Robot Stamps, by Jungwiealt £21.00 Plastic Free 'Sloth & Friends Kids' Tea Set, by Sass & Belle £22.00 Cotton Bag of Glass Marbles, by...

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3 Quick Tips on Transitioning to Non-Dairy Milk

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3 Quick Tips on Transitioning to Non-Dairy Milk

1. Try lots of different milks I've settled on oat milk as I find the consistency (and taste) most similar to dairy milk. But others love Soy, Almond, sweetened, unsweetened. Have a play around to find what you taste buds like.🥛 2. Transition your (and your family's) tastebuds slowly. It DOES taste different. What I did was start by using 3:1 parts dairy to non dairy milk - in my coffee, on my cereal, in béchamel sauces, and slowly change the ratio. I'm now at 100% non-dairy most of the time, or at least 1:3 dairy:non-dairy. With this increase of...

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - Meet Kate from Its Our Planet Too

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Earth Month: Friday Lunchtime Lives - Meet Kate from Its Our Planet Too

On Friday 30thth of April Kate from Its Our Planet Too joined me for our last he Friday Lunchtime Live that I've done over Earth Month. Meet Kate and discover all about her business, what inspired her to take environmental action, what she's trying to do to restore our Earth (the theme of Earth Day 2021). • Who you are and what does your business do? It's Our Planet Too is a website aimed at children to raise awareness of the environment, including the plight of endangered animals. It’s essentially an education resource, full of fascinating facts, images, fun stuff to download and quotes as well...

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