April 18, 2014

Wasting Food and What to Do

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There are numerous reasons that it’s bad to waste food.  A recent study by the founder of CleanMetrics, Kumar Venkat, has found that on average Americans waste enough food to account for one and a half percent of total carbon emissions. 

Documentaries about Veganism

earthlings

The choice to begin a vegan lifestyle can be incredibly overwhelming. As with any undertaking, it’s better to be able to make an informed decision. There are several documentaries that can help gain the information needed to make this transition successfully.

Solar Ovens; Cooking Green

solar-oven

Have you ever used the phrase, “It’s as hot as an oven out here”? With a solar oven, it really can be.

How to Grow your own Sprouts!

Sprouts by Little Blue Hen

Sprouts are a great food source that you can grow at home that will save you money (sprouts can be pricey at the shops) and they have many health benefits as they are high in antioxidants, protein, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals. Plus they are so easy to sprout at home, you can get the kids involved!

Raw Food Recipe – Apricot, Date and Almond Balls

Apricot, Date and Almond Balls

Looking for a tasty snack that is also a raw food recipe; then look no more! We bring you Apricot, Date and Almond Balls

How to store fruit and vegetables

fruit-vegetables

Tips and tricks to extend the life of your produce without plastic. Always remove any tight bands from your vegetables or at least loosen them to allow them to breath

Mid Week Meat Free Recipe – Spicy roasted cauliflower with sweet apple and cumin

Sweet and Spicy Apple and Cauliflower

We are all doing our bit for the environment & cutting meat out of our diet makes a huge impact. So we bring you Meat Free Mid Week Recipes  - Spicy roasted cauliflower with sweet apple and cumin

6 Telltale Signs of Grocery Store Greenwashing

Business Greenwashing

As more and more consumers are concerned with “going green,” greenwashing is becoming an ever-larger problem worldwide. Essentially, greenwashing is when businesses and companies make their products appear to be green when they are not, enticing consumers to spend more money on them undeservedly.

Vinegar – not just for fish and chips!

Salt and Vinegar Cat

I was introduced to the wonders of vinegar when I first moved out of home. I hadn’t hit the shops yet to purchase all the new wonderful things I would need to clean my new home, so luckily my mother arrived with a bottle of white vinegar and some cloths in hand to start the […]

The re-using challenge: How many uses can an object have before dumping?

Fowlers Vacola Set

Sadly, we all NEED a carbon footprint to be able to exist in this world. But there is such a thing as being able to minimize it and some very easy techniques for reducing the space we take up in the world.