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Don’t have a car any more and will delay replacing it as long as I can, keep cycling to work most days, don’t eat meat so often as I used to, keep it to one return flight a year, and hope to return to working in the renewable energy industry after a couple of years in forestry. Also looking at longishish term plan of building a nice modern little home with high energy efficiency and solar, ground source heating etc. Oh and a wood burner fuelled by wood from the garden.Posted 1 year agoMurrayMember
Seeing just how worn a cassette and chainrings can get and still work. So far, the answer is “very” – still working well with a missing tooth on the cassette and one on big chainring.
Refusing to buy stuff if I can avoid it.
Planning on running both cars for as long as possible. Last one lasted 150,000 miles before starting to be too unreliable for weekly long distance commute.
Working from home as much as possible.Posted 1 year ago
No chance of becoming vegetarian! Will continue to support farm shops who rear and sell decent quality meat.
Have quite a production line with my home-made cleaning products and essential oil concoctions. Buying in bulk means 20 litres of white vinegar, 5 kilos of Borax substitute etc etc. and finding somewhere to store it.
Will next be attempting to make liquid soap and shower gel which should really reduce plastic.
Noticeable reduction in my recycling, really am thinking more about what I buy.Posted 1 year ago
Choosing products with less packaging or recyclable packing. Making my own hand wash to fill a reusable dispenser so I don’t have to keep throwing away the plunger that comes in those bottles. My dad does this and has sent me the recipe.
Eat less meat and be more strict about only buying higher welfare meat or local game.Posted 1 year agosharkattackMember
I walk to and from work every day
I’ve massively cut down on meat
I haven’t spawned any replacement humans
I’ve got two sick bikes but don’t do gadgets or other hobbies so I buy almost nothing
I plan to counteract all this nonsense buy buying an Impreza Wagon and assassinating B-roads blasting fire out of the exhaust at least once a week.Posted 1 year ago
Cinnamon girl. This is the link he sent me for the method:http://chickensintheroad.com/house/easy-homemade-liquid-soap-shampoo/
His recipe is 190g water
Lye-KOH 90% pure 108g
Castor oil 100g
Coconut oil 100g
Olive oil 200g
Sunflower oil 100g
It is a yellow liquid and it turns into a white foam as it comes out of the dispenser. I’m going to try adding lime oil as a fragrance but he had his plain.Posted 1 year agoTheBrickMember
I as bad last year. Only cycled to work a few times. Started off on a low meat and low dairy diet but fell back into normal eating. One lingually flight not for work but to visit family.
Plan to cycle to work more, did it for the first t e in ages today but the next month or so will be difficult as I will be away mostly.
Going too try to reduce plastic use. Moving away from shower gel to soap, no take away coffee, try the Bamboo toothbrush. This still leaves shampoo and cleaning products. I can’t see making my own as realistic for me.
Try and do some more reuse and “upcycing” rather than buying new. I used to do only this but the last two years of work travel have killed energy and enthusiasm and time.
Ideally reduce work travel but it’s all necessary rather than just for meetings. 🙁Posted 1 year ago
But I’m the meantime, any ideas for cling film alternatives would be appreciated.
YES! The Scottish eco blogger I follow has some good ideas such as covering with a plate or bowl or pyrex lid. Even a saucepan lid would do. Obviously for anything with a strong odour you’ll have to resort to clingfilm. Or have a bowl of bicarb in the bottom of the fridge.Posted 1 year ago
Muntjac, aren’t they a bit rubbery? I’ve thought for a while we should be eating more wild Deer due to a lack or predators.
I’ve cooked muntjac, it was so grim that even the dog wouldn’t it! Try your farmers market for venison, pheasant used to be really cheap to buy and of course there’s rabbit.Posted 1 year ago
This still leaves shampoo and cleaning products. I can’t see making my own as realistic for me.
Everything I make is really simple and doesn’t involve heating on a hob. The same ingredients can be used across a number of recipes, ie washing powder and dishwasher powder.Posted 1 year ago
with all those raw ingredients you need to get hold of I wonder how eco that actually is. It’s not like coconut oil is a locally grown product.
I already buy coconut/olive/sunflower oil for cooking with (all which come in recyclable containers)and was more trying to reduce plastic waste than make locally grown soap! I will purchase the other ingredients bulk so making a years worth or more at a time. Normal hand-wash has a long list of non locally sourced ingredients anyway but I suppose I could use rape oil instead to keep it local.Posted 1 year agoandylMember
Family on TV with 20 kids made me think of this topic.
While on the subject of packaging, everyone please email your supermarket CS and ask why they still use black plastic when a lot of councils can’t recycle it. Was going round and round getting nowhere with Waitrose over it a couple of years ago so just gave up and stopped buying any fruit and veg they sold in black plastic trays. I wanted to dump it on their CS desk every week but the OH thought that would be making too much of a scene 🙁Posted 1 year agodarrellMember
although to be fair, and I applaud everyone’s efforts, individual contributions like these have a very small impact. And if anyone flies abroad on vacation then that totally trashes any “saving” you may have made on anything else. Real impact must be forced by government on business and consumers
but I still try cause it makes me feel better about myselfPosted 1 year ago
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