Category: Environment

Eco-Exchange Week 8

Meat to Meat Free In honour of vegetarian week we’d like to delve into the reasons as to why one should consider reducing their meat intake, or stop all together. “A meat-eater’s diet requires 17 times more land, 14 times more water and 10…

Eco-Exchange Challenge: Week 7

Plastic bottles to reusable bottles This week we’re going back to the basics of environmentalism. We all know that plastic is bad for the environment from drilling of oil to plastic production to and end product that doesn’t biodegrade for hundreds of years. We…

Eco-Exchange Challenge: Week 6

Milk production is not good for the environment or for your health. Find out how to help both of these problems by turning away from the dairy industry and towards plant based eco friendly and health friendly options…

Eco-Exchange Challenge: Week 5

Cling film to Bees Wrap Time flies doesn’t it? Week five already in our eco-exchange challenge and we’ve changed our toothbrushes, washing detergent, water supply for the garden and what we do with our food waste. Now we’ve turned our attention to products we use…

Eco-Exchange Challenge: Week 4

Tap Water to Rain Water I like big butts and I cannot lie…big waterbutts to harvest all the lovely rain we get in the UK! Since moving house a little over a year ago we hadn’t done much in way of making our garden…

Earth Day: 10 Acts of Green

This Saturday 22nd April is Earth Day, a day in which we need to take action to fight climate change and appreciate the beauty of our planet. The official Earth Day Newtork set out to help make 1 billion acts of green when it started out. It has been…

Eco-Exchange Challenge: Week 3

Landfill to Composting This week we’ve turned our attention to what we are throwing out. We already recycle our paper, plastic, cans and glass thanks to our local council making it pretty easy with separate collections for all of these. What we noticed is…

Eco-Exchange: Week 2

Detergent to Soap Nuts Welcome to the second week in our 52 week eco-exchange challenge. This week we’ve turned our attentions to household products. There are many possibilities for exchange here and we started with something we do very often with a toddler in the…

Upcycling: Pots

Rick and I are fairly into interior design in addition to our outdoor activities and interest in the environment. These aren’t often considered together but we very much like to bring the outdoors in when it comes to accessorizing, and we’ve also managed to…

Rushcliffe Country Park – Nottingham

Hi y’all! I hope you all had a good weekend? This past weekend we were visiting close friends who live in Nottingham. We did some research and found that Rushcliffe Country Park wasn’t very far away at all. Not knowing what to expect apart…