Sustainable Living Guide 101

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Hello to my website. You’re most welcome. I hope you find this Sustainable Living Guide a useful and enjoyable way to find out how to live more sustainably in Ireland. I publish an article or newsletter every week at the moment but I also post daily to my Facebook Page and Instagram Account so follow me there if you’d like more regular updates.

Unlike most writers online, I don’t take payments or gifts from companies. I think it affects the objectivity of the writer and leads to biased articles which really are no use to you. 

There’s a hell of a lot of info in this sustainable living guide, which can be overwhelming when you’re just starting out, so here’s my greatest hits to get you started. 

I update all the articles as life allows so if you think I’ve missed something or have incorrect information please get in touch by email (see About Me page) or write a comment below.

I’ve other articles on gardeningcrafting and celebrations but didn’t include them for fear of overloading you.

You’ll also find my ‘Where to buy‘ guides useful, but remember buying stuff is environmentally damaging, even if it’s eco, and it’s generally not necessary most times. Save yourself time and money and use what you have first.

So get yourself a nice cup of tea or coffee or whatever your preferred poison is and take the first step on your journey. And do me, and your kids or grandkids a favour, share this sustainable living guide with anyone you think needs it.

Thanks for stopping by my sustainable living guide.


Published by Elaine Butler

I am a circular design consultant helping manfacturers prepare for the circular economy

12 thoughts on “Sustainable Living Guide 101

  1. Thanks so much for this! I have long been interested in reducing waste, and I think we are reasonably good in terms of sustainability in our house, but we need to up our game now. I’ll be reading with interest. Here goes the first step!


      1. love the site elaine and loved the life mags sustainability issue last week which you were featured in well done on your research and for sharing with us too. Marie in Ranelagh


    1. Hi Mary. Glad you like it.

      At the very top of the home page you should see a box that says ‘enter your email address’. If you do that and click on the button with the text ‘subscribe for planet positive news and tips’ you’ll be added to the monthly newsletter.


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