Concrete and the circular economy

Concrete and the circular economy

Last week, Ryan and I watched a marvellous mobile machine that turned chunks of ripped up concrete into gravel. We assumed it would then be used for hardcore – the bottom layer of roads and paving – and it’s a nifty way of locally recycling a...
Insect Armageddon

Insect Armageddon

National Nest Box Week starts tomorrow. This annual event encourages us to head out and hang up a new nest box, so that our favourite garden birds have somewhere to raise a family. It’s one thing that may help slow their decline. Whilst we have been bombarded...
Insect Armageddon

Hard Water Hair Care

I have pretty much always lived in areas with hard water, and with its knock-on effects – scale in the kettle, dried out skin and soap scum on everything. Using detergent-based toiletries has always made sense to me, because (with our water) they’re easier...
Concrete and the circular economy

We Are Worth Saving

When I bought my first house, way back in 2001, I was already an environmentalist. It started – as it so often does – with a childhood love of animals and a desire to save them. Back then it was all about dolphin-friendly tuna, the ozone layer, and and...
The Moose in the Tar Sands

The Moose in the Tar Sands

This morning I have finished reading the Introduction of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, a call to arms to everyone on the planet to prevent climate change becoming a human-extinction event. A week ago, the Guardian published an article suggesting that...
The Moose in the Tar Sands

This Changes Everything

On this day last year, I won a competition – 5 signed books from Triodos Bank. They sat on my Unread shelf for a while, and eventually I shelved them properly (still unread). This morning I have pulled one out – This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein. So...

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