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17 Must-Have Zero Waste Work Items – My Sustainable Office Drawer

I am excited to say that my self-isolation officially ends today which means I am able to go back into the office (did I really just say that!?). So I thought it would be fun to share some of my zero waste work essentials that I like to keep in my drawer. A few of… Continue reading 17 Must-Have Zero Waste Work Items – My Sustainable Office Drawer

An Alternative For a Sustainable Black Friday – Eco Earth Market 

Now if I am entirely honest I didn’t realise this, but it turns out 26th November is Black Friday. I am not one for huge shopping sprees so Black Friday doesn’t particularly interest me, however, I know that tonnes of Americans and, more recently, Brits have really got on board with this weekend (Confusing right…… Continue reading An Alternative For a Sustainable Black Friday – Eco Earth Market 

My Autumn Bucket List – 21 Things to do This Autumn

One of the blogs I absolutely love is Greenify-Me, and I have recently been given the opportunity to write for it as well which is awesome! One of Ariana’s most recent posts was her Autumn Bucket List (well fall bucket list…) and it got me inspired. I have decided to share with you some of… Continue reading My Autumn Bucket List – 21 Things to do This Autumn

Counter Culture #JustOneSwitch

I am so pleased to say that I have partnered with an amazing company called Counter Culture. They are a new online beauty market place focused heavily on offering ethical and sustainable beauty products.  This month they are running a campaign called #JustOneSwitch which is encouraging the public to make more eco-friendly choices in their… Continue reading Counter Culture #JustOneSwitch

Let’s talk about eco-friendly fashion Making my wardrobe sustainable…

About Me My name is Lexi (@eco.lexi) and I have been on my journey to sustainability since December of 2019. I’m still learning so much about the eco-friendly fashion and zero waste lifestyle so have begun documenting my own experience to offer some guidance to those of you just starting your own journeys to sustainability.… Continue reading Let’s talk about eco-friendly fashion Making my wardrobe sustainable…

12 top tips for eco-conscious beginner gardeners

Hi, I’m Katie from kitchengardenbykatie.com. I’m a gardener with a huge passion for growing food. The more I learn about the agricultural industry, the more I want to detach myself from it. Whilst I would love to be entirely self-sufficient, I know that it is not realistic in today’s society. My mission is to encourage… Continue reading 12 top tips for eco-conscious beginner gardeners

Dilemma: Going Vegan for Environmental Reasons

Earlier in the guest post series, the lovely Damaris shared her thoughts on veganism. Since veganism is such a huge and controversial topic, I had no problem bringing a second perspective to you too. Thank you so much for the awesome guys at the Eco Misfits for writing this post about their thoughts about being… Continue reading Dilemma: Going Vegan for Environmental Reasons

Can you have an eco-friendly birthday?

Apologies from me, I was supposed to post this yesterday but I was busy travelling home after a little break in Devon. That just means you get two posts today! This guest post was written by the lovely Gemma from @Gem_Eco_Arky. There are some really awesome eco-friendly birthday ideas in this post so definitely check… Continue reading Can you have an eco-friendly birthday?

The ripple effect

Thank you to Sarah for writing today’s post. It is so interesting to hear other people’s stories. I hope you will find this interesting and maybe even get involved. Activism. Not really something I ever thought I’d be associated with, nor did I really understand what it was all about. But then 2020 hit.  I’m… Continue reading The ripple effect

The Antarctic – A Guest Post By Eco Friendly Teen

This guest post fortnight has been all about sharing the voices of all ages, unedited. Today I share a post from our youngest entry @ecofriendlyteen. Thank you for writing this post. There is too much heat under the Antarctic ice and the giant Thwaites, which is about 120 thousand square kilometres in size, is in… Continue reading The Antarctic – A Guest Post By Eco Friendly Teen

Ethically Made, Ethically Sourced, Fair Trade, and Eco-Friendly: sustainable living terms explained

Do you ever get confused by all of these eco terms that seem to be thrown around willy-nilly? Yeah me too! Good job that today we have the lovely Sue from EarthfulEnlightenment.com explaining a few of them for us today! I hope you enjoy this super informative article and a massive thank you to Sue… Continue reading Ethically Made, Ethically Sourced, Fair Trade, and Eco-Friendly: sustainable living terms explained

Zero Waste Refill Shops

In today’s post, I am very pleased to say that the wonderful Louise from my local refill shop, Fill Your Boots, has agreed to write a post to share with you! She is an absolutely wonderful human being (who even brought my refills to my house when I couldn’t drive due to my sprained ankle!)… Continue reading Zero Waste Refill Shops

Top 10 Green Tips for Expectant and New Parents

Day 2 of my guest post fortnight and today we have the Highland Eco Mum sharing some of her best sustainable parenting tips! Thank you so much for writing this awesome post. 1. Plan your maternity wardrobe These clothes will only be used for a few months. Only buy what you need. All the better… Continue reading Top 10 Green Tips for Expectant and New Parents

Veganism & the Environment – the answer to climate change?

Today marks the first day of 14 days (yes, 2 whole weeks!) of guests posts on my blog. I wanted to take this opportunity to have other peoples voices heard and share their experiences. So here is the first and I will let Damaris introduce herself and tell you all about veganism. But first, a… Continue reading Veganism & the Environment – the answer to climate change?

Reusable Coffee Cups – The Ultimate Sustainable Swap?

Reusable coffee cups are the classic zero waste alternative, right? But there is a really good reason for this! The coffee cups that are thrown into the landfill every single year have the equivalent carbon footprint of over 33,000 cars! Bonkers right! While I personally think that the coffee cup isn’t one of the biggest… Continue reading Reusable Coffee Cups – The Ultimate Sustainable Swap?

Plastic Free July Day 3 – Date Night : Picnic Cultery and Plates

I am back! First of all thank you to all of you that wished us well in our move. It went really well and we are now settling into our new home. Today I thought it would be cute to have three different date scenarios, where you might usually have waste. These are a day… Continue reading Plastic Free July Day 3 – Date Night : Picnic Cultery and Plates

Plastic Free July Day 2 – Hidden Plastics: Chewing Gum

Seriously can someone explain this to me? There are hidden plastics in things! Just when you thought you are making progress… MORE PLASTIC! Makes you want to pull your hair out doesn’t it! Have you guessed today’s theme yet? Yep that’s right… hidden plastics! On YouTube it’s all about tea, Instagram we’re all about hair… Continue reading Plastic Free July Day 2 – Hidden Plastics: Chewing Gum

The Truth about Wild Deodorant: Is it worth the hype?

I think I have shared with you before that I am a bit of a smelly creature, that or I am just super paranoid. Either way, I find it super difficult to find a decent deodorant that works for me. During my second year of university, I started using Lush’s natural deodorant bar, which I… Continue reading The Truth about Wild Deodorant: Is it worth the hype?

Read this before you buy any new clothes – The issue of fast fashion

I feel like fast fashion as a term is thrown around quite a lot in the sustainability sphere, but I don’t know whether people really understand the impacts of the daily choices they make. What if I told you that by simply washing your clothes you are polluting the ocean? It is a really horrifying… Continue reading Read this before you buy any new clothes – The issue of fast fashion

Going back to Nature – Just a few thoughts

If I am being totally honest with you, I didn’t want to write a blog post today. I have spent the weekend exploring National Trust properties in the Chiltern Hills and generally being disconnected from the world. We are visiting Oscar’s family this week for a wedding and consequently  I am very much feeling like… Continue reading Going back to Nature – Just a few thoughts

Biodegradable vs Compostable

Were you ever told at primary school that all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares? It is a great example of two terms that aren’t necessarily interchangeable and it’s the same for the terms biodegradable and compostable. It is important to know the difference because it is one of those sneaky marketing… Continue reading Biodegradable vs Compostable

Energy providers – Why it matters and how it can help save the planet

While this might be one of the most boring topics I could possibly choose to talk about, trust me Oscar works at a green energy company so I hear about this a lot, it is also super super important, especially when we are trying to reduce our impact. Paying for energy, whether that be gas… Continue reading Energy providers – Why it matters and how it can help save the planet

How I get a better night’s sleep – Zero Waste Edition

Having focused last week around self-care there is one more post I would like to share with you about how I live a lifestyle that sustains both me and the planet. Many of us struggle to switch our brains off at night, and here is how I get a better night’s sleep in an eco-friendly… Continue reading How I get a better night’s sleep – Zero Waste Edition

DIY Pamper Session

Today, as promised, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite DIY recipes you can make from (mostly) things you will already have in your kitchen. I already shared, that when I have a bath I like to pamper myself with a face mask, bath bomb and then a good moisturiser (once… Continue reading DIY Pamper Session

Beeswax wraps – The ethics, uses, vegan alternatives and more…

For those of us trying to reduce our plastic waste, cling film is a big NO NO. Don’t chuck it out if you already have some but once you’ve used it up… what next? I am not sure if I have actually chatted to you guys about this yet, but a really great option is… Continue reading Beeswax wraps – The ethics, uses, vegan alternatives and more…

Zero Waste Home Office – Around the House

Over the last year more and more of us have been finding ourselves working from home, therefore needing a home office. Whether you’re a student, employed or a stay at home parent, over the last while we have been finding ourselves needing office resources we might not have needed before. For better or worse, it… Continue reading Zero Waste Home Office – Around the House

Food waste- Why it’s an issue and how to reduce it

I found out a pretty scary fact the other day. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which is part of the United Nations, if you think of food waste as a country it would be the third highest green house gas emitter behind only China and the USA. And even more mind blowingly,… Continue reading Food waste- Why it’s an issue and how to reduce it

Debunking Sustainability

Today, I thought it might be interesting to share some of the common misconceptions about sustainability, and share some of my views on them. Fingers crossed this doesn’t just come over as a big rant! You have to throw things away This is one of the most important things that I want to share with… Continue reading Debunking Sustainability

What is Zero Waste?

For those of you who don’t feel like reading the whole blog post here is the short answer… THERE IS NO SUCH THING! “What?” I hear you all screaming. That’s right, there is no such thing! I will explain. Zero waste is a movement that was originated from the business world. They had the goal… Continue reading What is Zero Waste?

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