Living Lightly in 2021

sustainable living blog

New Year, new plan!

I’m putting together a schedule of articles for the forthcoming year (yes, I’m that organised!) and wanted to ask if there’s anything in particular you guys want to read about?

I’m planning to do a big edit of the website after college hand-in next week. I’ve loads of great brands / products and articles bookmarked that I want to add into existing articles. It’s very important to me that the website stays as current as useful as possible. So please do tell me if you come across a broken link or some information that’s out of date.

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I also intend on doing a lot more patron only articles. If your a patron what would you like to read about? I’m thinking of buying products to test with some of the funding I’ve received and maybe organising a few online events once college work is over.

I’m definitely going to continue writing positive newsletters. I find they really help with my eco-anxiety and I like recording all the news items in one place in case I need them for future articles or talks.

But what else?

Have you any thoughts on what you’d like to receive into your inbox this year? Company profile pieces? Interviews with green living folk? More crafts? More recipes? More about how I live ?

Here’s my current list of article topics. Any suggestions on what to add or leave out?

Backpacks & Hostels
Reimaging Christmas
Sustainable Ethical Chocolate
Arguing against Climate Deniers
Shopping Detox
Sustainable Interiors – Office
Sustainable Interiors – Kitchen
Sustainability for the Time Poor
Review of my ‘buy nothing new’ year
DIY Cosmetics
Sustainable Ethical Houseplants
Making your own clothes
Kids parties
Christmas Gifts
Sustainable Ethical Yoga Mats
Green Accommodation – Europe
Cutting Down on Meat & Dairy
Sustainable Activities in Ireland
Conscious Living vs Lifestyle Shopping
What happens to our waste in Ireland
Setting up and Running Green Committees

Hit me with your thoughts in the comments section below.

Till next week


Ps – This time in previous years I wrote about

Published by Elaine Butler

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

4 thoughts on “Living Lightly in 2021

  1. Thoroughly enjoyed your email i think you will be covering almost all the topics i’m interested in.
    Thankyou & keep up the good work👏.
    Best wishes

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  2. Hey Elaine. Happy New Year! How’s life in Dublin?
    I like company profiles and topics that people may not have given any thought to are great too – like houseplants.


    1. Great. Thanks for the feedback. Life is okay in Dublin. We’re in lockdown again, and will be for a while I think, so it’s nice and slow. I’ve just finished my Masters (hence the reply in responding) so I’m looking forward to a bit of lockdown leisure! How are things going with you?


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