I often get asked be people if climate change is real. Wow, that surprises me and it highlights how much poor information is being spread around. When I explain why climate change and global warming are real and it's very clear that human activity is definitely the reason for the rapid change, then they ask me "What can we do?". That's a really good question because in general, our world's political leaders are not doing what's needed. That's really sad (more on that later). Anyway, for each and … [Read More...] about Climate Change – what can we do?
Olio – using less by sharing
I hear many people argue that we need a new style of economy to replace our current sell-buy-use-discard economy (for example, see "The Story of Stuff"). There is talk of circular and sharing … [Read More...] about Olio – using less by sharing
The Power of Less – from Good Energy
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The Power or Less - a video from Good Energy I've been a customer of Good Energy for about 5 years now and I have to say they appear to be a good, responsible, renewable energy company. I don't have … [Read More...] about The Power of Less – from Good Energy
Fairphone – a better phone option?
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A couple of years ago, I read an article about Fairphone in an edition of "The Big Issue" and I was fascinated. The first thing that caught my notice was that when Fairphone's founder, Bas van Abel, … [Read More...] about Fairphone – a better phone option?
Buy local to reduce emissions
Remember those old movies where rich families would have exotic fruits from half way around the world that had to be transported on those old ships? In some parts of the world, exotic fruits could be … [Read More...] about Buy local to reduce emissions
Shaving without plastic
We are often caught in a trap of creating waste, paying too much money for unnecessary things, and not even realising there's a less wasteful, cheaper way to go. Shaving is a classic case. We're stuck … [Read More...] about Shaving without plastic
Extinction of convenience
The human race today, even in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, is addicted to convenience. It's this addiction that is bringing us down and, with all likelihood, be the main cause of our … [Read More...] about Extinction of convenience
Disposable Batteries – what a waste!
Disposable batteries obviously increase pollution and use up the Earth's resources, but there's really very little need for them. Rechargeable batteries are so good these days that it must actually be … [Read More...] about Disposable Batteries – what a waste!
Important things other than Brexit
Living in the UK in recent times, it's hard to find news reports that don't include Brexit. Of course Brexit is an important issue that must get resolved, but there are far more important things other … [Read More...] about Important things other than Brexit
It’s Not all Rose Gold Straws and The Perfect Pantry
Today we have a guest writer, Abi Jarvis, talking about some of her advice for using less. I find Abi inspirational. She's a young person who's really showing us all the way and I'm glad that she's … [Read More...] about It’s Not all Rose Gold Straws and The Perfect Pantry
Plastic and shale gas from the US
A couple of weeks ago, I watched the BBC's programme "War on Plastic with Hugh and Anita, Series 1, Episode 3" and was shocked by many things, but none more than the fact that the UK is shipping in US … [Read More...] about Plastic and shale gas from the US
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Useless emissions, for what?
The science is very clear. The concentration of carbon dioxide (and other so-called "greenhouse" gases) is increasing and this is leading to an increase in the average temperature of the atmosphere. Without arguing about the the details of why this … [Read More...] about Useless emissions, for what?
Drink water to reduce CO2 emissions?
By Peter 2 Comments
Sometimes it is extremely easy to reduce CO2 emissions and one way to do that is to simply drink water, or tap water to be more specific. Surely there will be some of you asking how can drinking water help reduce CO2 emissions? Well that's easy to … [Read More...] about Drink water to reduce CO2 emissions?
Renewable isn’t always good
It's difficult to decipher the headlines these days, and generally we don't absorb more of the news than that. We're too busy and there's too much "news" thrown out there. Can we piece together the truth from a string of headlines? It's hard enough … [Read More...] about Renewable isn’t always good
Anything but Plastic – it’s good to use less
This is a mini celebration of all the ethical and more sustainable businesses that are popping up all over the world. It's very refreshing to see companies with principles and a real desire to supply something better to the world rather than destroy … [Read More...] about Anything but Plastic – it’s good to use less
They need us more than we need them
I was surprised a few days ago to find a quote that was advocating one of the Use 10 Percent Less themes, namely "all things must change when the consumer does". When I found the following quote in the April/May 2020 edition of the "Resurgence & … [Read More...] about They need us more than we need them