What I did last week: Sustainable sportswear, organic beauty & a food waste feast

As I've had a particularly good week of sustainability and wellbeing events, I thought I'd share a little summary with you. I can't guarantee this will be the first of a new series of posts as my average weeks aren't quite so eventful, and quite frankly because I'm not sure anyone wants to know what I've… Continue reading What I did last week: Sustainable sportswear, organic beauty & a food waste feast

Vintage shopping & veggie dining in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Photo source: Manchester evening news  On a trip up to Derbyshire for my Granny's 90th, Ollie and I spent half a day mooching around Manchester city centre. After searching online for independent shops, we found there is a great vintage scene with lots of shops on Oldham Street. Our favourite was We are Cow, who… Continue reading Vintage shopping & veggie dining in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Market fruit & veg without the waste

On Sunday, I did my weekly fruit and veg shop at the little market down by Shoreditch High Street station. Not only can you get great bargains, like bowls of pointed peppers and peaches for £1, but you can also avoid the plastic packaging you get in supermarkets. I simply filled up a reusable woven shopper… Continue reading Market fruit & veg without the waste

Edible Cutlery: Spoon Feeding Better Behaviour

Currently, around 40 billion plastic utensils are used in the US every year, the majority of which are used just once before being discarded.  At a global level, the magnitude of this figure increases by 16 times the amount. At least 8 million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean each year. The World Economic… Continue reading Edible Cutlery: Spoon Feeding Better Behaviour

Wahaca has become the first restaurant group in the UK to be certified a CarbonNeutral Company

In 2016, through the use of renewable energy for restaurants and head office, and carbon credits for the remaining emissions including business travel, Wahaca has become the first restaurant group in the UK to be certified as having a net zero carbon footprint in accordance with The CarbonNeutral Protocol. Wahaca has sought to be a climate leader since opening their… Continue reading Wahaca has become the first restaurant group in the UK to be certified a CarbonNeutral Company

2016: The Year of the Vegan Donut!

Photo credit: Alana Dimou Vegan donuts are quickly becoming the dairy-free delight all conscious consumers want to get their hands on. With more and more bakeries opening up, it really is hard to resist! Their sweet, fluffy texture, and the many different flavours to choose from, make them the perfect treat to cure your sugar cravings.… Continue reading 2016: The Year of the Vegan Donut!

DIY Valentine’s Day

Photo Credit: Lola Emily Make this Valentine's Day a personal one by crafting your loved one a special gift yourself. Don't go crazy trying to find the perfect gift for someone that has everything they need. Instead, make them something they will use, that shows you know them, and that you will put in a lot of… Continue reading DIY Valentine’s Day