Inspiring Activists: Chrissy Holmes

This week I am excited to be interviewing Chrissy Holmes, who is an environmental activist and artist from my hometown of Bristol. As well as setting up her own small business on Etsy, she is also raising activists of her own, and working at Bristol’s first ever zero waste store, Zero Green. I’ve admired Chrissy’sContinue reading “Inspiring Activists: Chrissy Holmes”

DIY Natural fabric dyes – Food waste mini-series

In this article I’ll be looking at super easy ways to dye fabric with foraged blackberries, onion skins and turmeric. This is a super cosy autumnal activity that will leave you with a smile on your face. It’s the second part of the food waste mini-series and I thought it’s time to get crafty. IContinue reading “DIY Natural fabric dyes – Food waste mini-series”

Creative ways to avoid food waste – A mini-series

Food waste is a much bigger problem than you might think. Not only does it burn a hole in your pocket, but it negatively impacts the environment as well. A lot of energy goes into food — water, materials, labour, and transportation all go into producing it, and energy goes into storing and disposing ofContinue reading “Creative ways to avoid food waste – A mini-series”

Cheap ways to avoid fast fashion

Fast fashion is a big issue, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calculating that it causes 10% of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions each year! On top of that, it also uses about 1.5 trillion litres of water annually. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the fashion industry exploits underpaid workers in theContinue reading “Cheap ways to avoid fast fashion”

5 ways to be sustainable on a budget

Here are 5 great hacks on sustainability for when you’re on a budget! The pandemic has hit us hard in many ways. Jobs are scarce at the moment and a few of us are on a shoe-string budget. Sometimes it can feel like you have to be rich to afford some of the products inContinue reading “5 ways to be sustainable on a budget”