Book Review: Save, Make, Do by Lyn Webster

Book Review: Save, Make, Do by Lyn Webster

Borrow a book about saving money! I love borrowing library books about living a more eco friendly and sustainable lifestyle. And I love them even more if they also have tips about ways to save money! Last month, I borrowed the book ‘Save, Make, Do’ 

Is your home drowning in a sea of soft toys?

Is your home drowning in a sea of soft toys?

Are soft toys really that much of an environmental problem? Compared to the big issues of climate change, pollution, and extinction of whole animal populations, the subject of too many soft toys seems too low level to worry about. Why am I even thinking and 

Is ‘Eco Living’ easier for people with certain privilege?

Is ‘Eco Living’ easier for people with certain privilege?

What do I mean by privilege? Since July 2019, I’ve been writing about zero waste, eco living and self sufficiency. I have been adding posts here on my blog and sharing my thoughts on Facebook and Instagram mainly, but also Twitter, Pinterest and Linkedin. During 

Three easy home baking recipes using Lemons

Three easy home baking recipes using Lemons

Home baking using lemons from the garden At the moment we have a lot of lemons on our lemon trees. I use the juice and peel of lemons in lots of recipes, particularly in baked treats to go in lunch boxes. I usually bake in 

How we reduced our rubbish in the last 12 months

How we reduced our rubbish in the last 12 months

Challenging ourselves to reduce the rubbish we send to landfill A couple of years ago, we decided to seriously reduce our rubbish. We wondered how low we could realistically get it down to, whilst still living a pretty ‘normal’ family life. We started from a 

Can small changes make a difference to our environment?

Can small changes make a difference to our environment?

Are individual actions making a difference? Since I’ve started talking more about living a more environmentally friendly and low waste lifestyle, I have noticed I get three main reactions: “Good on you – tell me more, and let me tell you about my ideas too”, 

Bread without plastic packaging – my Plastic Free July 2019 Challenge

Bread without plastic packaging – my Plastic Free July 2019 Challenge

Bread without plastic packaging – a challenge for many For Plastic Free July, I decided to challenge myself to reduce one of the sources of plastic in our house – bread in plastic bags. I decided to try the following ideas: Buy bread in paper 

Meal planning to save you money, food and time

Meal planning to save you money, food and time

Wasting food is wasting money Food waste is a big problem in many countries around the world. Just here in New Zealand, we waste an estimated $872 million worth of food a year, according to a government report. That represents 122,500 tonnes of food sent 

Zero waste hair care – 6 reasons to love shampoo bars

Zero waste hair care – 6 reasons to love shampoo bars

DIsclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links via the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Starting out with Shampoo bars I started using shampoo bars about 18 months ago, after reading about them online. There are quite a few companies producing them now, such as Lush 

How to make progress towards zero waste, not perfection

How to make progress towards zero waste, not perfection

Trying to reduce the amount of rubbish you create can feel like a huge task sometimes. When you think about all the bits and pieces that you’ve thrown in the bin over the last few days, you might feel like you are not making a