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Glass ramekin dishes

One Woman’s Trash is Another Woman’s Treasure

Well when I say 'trash' I'm perhaps not being 100% accurate because I was never going to throw this 'trash' in the bin.

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Learning Sustainably

So in September I enrolled at Keele University as a student on the BSc Environment and Sustainability course.

Entrance to Lambing Live at Reaseheath College, Nantwich

Lambing Live at Reaseheath College

This weekend, spring has most definitely sprung, and what better proof than newborn lambs?

SEEDBALL delivery with Butterfly Mix Seedballs

Having a SEED-ball

We first heard about SEEDBALL through Twitter and were so excited when we received a little package through the post with a tin of butterfly mix seedballs to scatter at Green Village HQ.

Keele Sustainability Hub Big Green Swish

A Swishing Good Time

As part of Go Green Week, Keele University held The Big Green Swish.

Richborough Power Station

Is Energy Evil, or our Attitude towards it?

This morning, I headed along for the first of Keele University's open lectures being run in conjunction with Go Green Week.

Building house

Sustainable Building at Keele Sustainability Hub

Keele University is proud of its environmental credentials, offering a range of quality courses in sustainability and natural sciences, and having accreditation as a Fair Trade university to boot.

trees in a park

Tree Surveys With The Kids

This weekend is set to bring fairer weather, so with all the rain and dreary cloud we've had lately, why not head out into the great outdoors with the family this weekend for some fresh air.

pig snuffling in straw

Pigging Out!

Before Christmas I started having fond memories of raising our own two pigs for meat around 5 years ago.

solar panel

Renewable Energy Systems Can Reduce Carbon Emissions

One of the largest areas to consider if you’re looking at ways to be greener and to reduce your carbon footprint is by looking at the resources that you and your family consume.

green wedding make up

Make Your White Wedding A Green Wedding

So many of my friends and family seem to be getting married at the moment that linking the subject with being environmentally friendly was bound to happen sooner or later.

herbal teas

A Holiday With A Difference – Staycationing

I'm always looking for new ways to increase my eco credentials and that, coupled with a need to save some cash this month, led to the decision to staycation for the time we had booked off from work.

Newcastle-under-Lyme council cardboard recycling bag

Newcastle-under-Lyme Council Give Impressive Recycling Container Response

Living in Newcastle-under-Lyme makes recycling easy in many ways, because we are known to have the largest number of recycling containers for waste out of the whole UK, despite some people thinking this may make things trickier due to separating out waste and storing said containers.

bumble bee

Spring Has Sprung!

Although the daffodils have been out for a couple of weeks now and we've been blessed with some early sunshine (despite the rather heavy rain around lunch time today!