Category Food

Sustainable food for the holiday season (and gifts for sustainable foodies)

Some holiday inspiration, which originally appeared on Elizabeth Stilwell’s beautiful blog The Note Passer.  This holiday season is gonna be awkward. Let’s focus on the food, shall we? Almost all of our holidays revolve around food and a meal together — that’s kind of the point. They grew out of harvest festivals and celebrations during times when people didn’t have as much access to food as we do now (or

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One Sustainable Change: Choose sustainable tea and coffee

When it comes to sustainable living, I consider myself very well-informed. Imagine my surprise when I found out that tea bags are not completely biodegradable. In fact, most of those ‘paper’ tea bags contain polyproplyene (a plastic) so they are only partly biodegradable. Now I realise why I still find tea bags in the bottom of my compost heap! I had already switched to loose leaf tea a few months ago,

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6 things you can do to create our sustainable future

I am in middle of reading The Great Disruption and feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the state of the climate crisis, and the degree of transformation we will need to we in order to survive it. This Changes Everything inspires much the same nervousness. It is very clear that a global economy founded on consumer capitalism cannot survive if we want to survive. We have to choose- survival of the human race or business-as-usual. It

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7 Zero-Waste Lunch Ideas

The simple act of preparing and packing your own lunch for your day (or night) at work, school or university will have a huge impact on your carbon footprint. Unfortunately, single use takeaway containers and food packaging are made primarily from plastic. At best this plastic ends up in landfill for hundreds or thousands of years, and at worse ends up in our oceans harming our precious marine life. To

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Guide to hosting a sustainable children’s party

My oldest son is turning 4 this week. At times I feel as though I’ve been a mother forever, whilst at the same time I can’t quite believe that my little boy is already turning 4! This week we are also hosting a lovely party for him, and we will do our best to keep it a sustainable one. To connect in with this, I am pleased to introduce Julia

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Guide to Packing a Zero-Waste Lunch

For many of us, packing a zero-waste lunch is one of the best things we can do to reduce the impact of our lifestyle. What we eat and the way that we consume food is vital to living a sustainable lifestyle, and the more that we can do to make our meals zero-waste the better. Most of us work and study away from home which means that lunch is usually

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One Sustainable Change: Join your local food co-op

After taking a look through my pantry, I compose a shopping list. Buckwheat flour, cumin seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, raw cacao……the list goes on. Then gathering up a container for each, I pack my shopping bags, load them on my bike and enjoy twenty minutes of sunshine as I ride. Arriving at my destination I order a Fair-trade coffee, open my laptop and sit down to a couple of hours of

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Diary of a permaculture novice

[pinterest] Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to 2016 being my best year yet. Last year was the first year that I was really intentional about what I wanted to achieve. In doing so I learned a valuable life lesson- when you set your intentions, and work towards them, you will find a way to make them happen. There are

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Guide to composting your food waste

[pinterest] Last Tuesday I was supposed to be celebrating my birthday. Instead, my two little boys, husband and I were all struck with an awful bout of gastro. My whole week was thrown out of whack. I also had no time to write the post I had planned, so instead I’m sharing a post I thought you might be interested in. Last week I shared my New Year’s resolutions with you,

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