Think global, act local, right? Is it really that easy? It is if you do it one step at a time, or one month at a time. Join JULIE as she embarks on the G Challenge, where she vows to take on whatever green commitment we throw at her.
Our challenge is to buy nothing new all this month. That does however leave us a few options if we find that we absolutely must acquire something we don’t already own: buying secondhand, and swapping.
This challenge is going to be tough! We often don't even think twice before buying new things. But our consumption habits play a big role in our eco-impact, so it's time to rethink them.
Most people are over-worked and want a solution to their problems, or at least a little more fun in their lives. Should you help them by bragging more about the benefits of sustainable living?
Coffee or tea? Pens or pencils? When I first became a greenie, I felt overwhelmed by the little eco-decisions everyday, wondering if any of it made a difference. Here's how I learned to stop worrying and love the little choices.
Remember our eat local challenge earlier this year? I’ve been keeping it up but with slightly relaxed rules, but it gets a lot harder in winter. I miss the juicy tomatoes I took for granted all summer long!
It’s tempting to crank up the heater or plug in an electric blanket, but that’ll wreck all the effort you made to save energy earlier in the year. What are your winter warming tips?
Continuing our look around for potential multi-purpose objects in our homes, today I’m paying attention to my electronics. They’re the kind of thing that you buy once then forget about, as they blend into your everyday life.
In my search for multipurpose items, I saw shelves that turned into chairs and other gimmicky-looking designs. What happens to the stuff you're keeping on the shelf when you switch? But then I saw the point...
How are you going with your multi-purpose product challenge? This week I'm tackling the bathroom and looking for ways to reduce clutter by removing single-use products.
Instead of following trends that dictate you replace all your clothes every season, why not slow things down with a few multi-purpose clothes that will see you through every change?