Sustainability on a Budget

I often hear the excuse / complaint / declaration that living more sustainably is a privilege. What on earth does that mean? Does it mean that people in crisis haven’t the time or headspace to make changes in their life? Well, duh! I’d hope that people in such situations have the common sense to scrollContinue reading “Sustainability on a Budget”

A Conversation about Food Waste

A few months ago a good friend recording this conversation about food waste (40mins long) with Jess from my local zero waste grocery store The Good Neighbour in Dublin 14 and my good friend and fellow zero waster Kalpana Shanker. We did if for two reasons, 1 as a test for a podcasting series andContinue reading “A Conversation about Food Waste”

Bottled Water versus Tap Water

I wrote this article after I was (rightly) challenged on some of the sources of my arguments about bottled water. I’m often heard saying that one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to give up bottled water and that tap water is just as good – if not better – butContinue reading “Bottled Water versus Tap Water”

Are Instore Clothes Bins just Greenwashing?

I’ve always wondered about these little babies. On the face of it they seem like a good thing, right? But in my experience looks can be deceiving and well intention initiatives can have unintended negative consequences. Is that the case here or am I just too cynical.  Well lets look at them in a bitContinue reading “Are Instore Clothes Bins just Greenwashing?”