Healthy Materialism

Materialism gets a bad rap in our overdeveloped world and often the criticism is warranted. When we typically use the term materialistic we’re referring to individuals that prioritise the pursuit of material goods over all else, like an alcoholic and their next drink. At its core, materialism is about the valuing of goods, and forContinue reading “Healthy Materialism”

I’m not mean, I’m green!

This blog post was born after I was called ‘tight’ (Irish slang for mean with money) in a Freecycle group for asking for something inexpensive.  The rude commentator expressed amazement at my request for an item that could be bought for €5 in a shop. I explained that I only needed the item for 2Continue reading “I’m not mean, I’m green!”

Sustainable Laundry

I’m a student again! The best time of my life was when I studied Spatial Design in DIT in 1992-96 and I’m thoroughly enjoying the course so far. This experience is different to my Undergraduate course and previous Masters because I won’t be ‘in’ college in NCAD every day; most days I’m researching at homeContinue reading “Sustainable Laundry”

Natural Insect Repellents

Credit: Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash It’s summer! And as the temperatures creep up we’re all living outdoors more, which means we’re all spending more time with lots of mini-beasties. I have a live and let live approach to most insects in my life. I’m happy to share my living space with them, after all I’m theContinue reading “Natural Insect Repellents”