This will be my last article for Living Lightly in Ireland. Thank you to all of you for supporting me and the website over the past 6+ years. It’s been a blast but all things must come to an end.
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Truth is, I just don’t have the interest or time to continue to manage the website. I was hoping to get to a point where I could pay someone to take that on but it hasn’t happened.
I could just let the website sit there as it is but I think out-of-date information can be more dangerous than no information.
I could have gone down the advertising route but I couldn’t find an ethical alternative to google ads and don’t have the bandwidth for managing advertising myself.
In an ideal world the website would be fully funded by readers. For the thousands of people that visited the site monthly, only a tiny fraction donated. To all of you that did donate I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Maybe sustainable living information is so readily available in mainstream media that a website like this is no longer required. If that’s true I hope I played a small part in making that happen.
I’m not disappearing from the world of sustainability. I am now putting my energies into my sustainable/circular design consultancy Circular Design Institute, which helps manufacturers and construction companies transition to the circular economy.
Before I go a huge thanks to my husband and children who put up with me spending thousands of hours researching, editing and curating content for this website.
I plan to leave the website up until Christmas, so enjoy it until then.