Sustainable Ethical Chocolate 2022

I really wish I didn’t love chocolate quite as much as I do. It’s an imported, energy-intensive, non-essential food item tarnished with child labour and deforestation, but God damn it, it’s tasty. To assuage my guilt at eating this elixir of deliciousness I’m committed to limiting my consumption to the most sustainable, ethical chocolate IContinue reading “Sustainable Ethical Chocolate 2022”

Eco Folklore, Greenwashing and Misunderstandings

Since I’ve been publishing this website I’ve learned a lot about the difference between the theory of sustainable living and the reality. In our increasingly interconnected world nothing is straightforward and the distance between us and the nexus of events makes it so difficult to distinguish truth from spin. It’s a greenwasher’s dream!  This mightContinue reading “Eco Folklore, Greenwashing and Misunderstandings”

Our Christmas 2017

Well I had, and am continuing to have, a wonderful Christmas. I’ve purposely done less preparing this year and it’s paid off in terms of lots of downtime to slob around the house in my PJ’s eating lots of delicious cheese and chocolate and binge-watching Christmas TV and movies. I am generally a very activeContinue reading “Our Christmas 2017”

Sustainable Ethical Shoes in Europe 2022

I find buying sustainable, ethical shoes in Ireland an absolute nightmare. It seems that either you go for vegan plastic or biodegradable leather. I’ve know canvas shoes are in vogue at the moment and I’d happily chance a pair of canvas trainers in showery Ireland but not a pair of canvas pumps – too risky!Continue reading “Sustainable Ethical Shoes in Europe 2022”

Sustainable Ethical Low-Waste Make-up 2022

We have all become more conscious of what we ear and the chemicals in our skincare but we don’t tend to give the same attention to our make-up. I am not a chemist or a scientist so if you’d like more information on ingredients etc check out this comprehensive evaluation of toxins in make-up brands. It’sContinue reading “Sustainable Ethical Low-Waste Make-up 2022”