Sunday round up eleven
We have a week to go before our zero waste challenge and our pledge and win competition takes off. We already have a number of people signed up. So eager are they to save the world that they’ve started already and are sending in their experiences and feedback!
There’s still time to sign up and if you do, you can be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize. We have heaps of stuff to give away – all of it made from recycled materials or things that will help you reduce your landfill waste.|
We also have points to give away for you to use through More Eco. So what are you waiting for?
In the run up to Christmas, we’ll all be bombarded with catalogues enticing us to buy their wares. So, there’s still time for you to win a ‘Stop Junk Mail‘ kit courtesy of Robert from the fabulous Stop Junk Mail site.
This week has been another busy one. I’m confident about the zero waste week one moment and petrified the next. I have to admit it feels a bit overwhelming at the moment, but there we go. Mr Green is already planning his meals so that we can try and foresee any problems, but best laid plans and all that……..
I’ve had the privilege to connect with some wonderful people this week. People who make you realise that you’re not alone in your vision or your mission. It’s been just what I needed, as, I’ve also read some pretty horrendous stories in the media which would indicate that recycling is a waste of our time.
At the beginning of the week, I found a digital magazine company called Zinio. It triggered an interesting discussion about people’s addiction to magazines and curling up somewhere with those glossy pages.
Lots of people like to combine frugality with saving the environment, so I brainstormed some ideas about our experiences of zero waste and whether they were helping to save us money. Come and share your thoughts on this.
We also found a story about landfills being mined for recyclable valuables! Read all about it here
For our weekly weigh in we kind of hung our heads in shame, but it was a reflective time about how we place convenience top of the list sometimes.
I had a great conversation with Clare from veg box recipes. Clare has a variety of tools to help people reduce food waste. On her site you can identify mysterious veggies with her rogues gallery, get information on seasonal produce and sign up for her new club. For just five pounds a month you’ll get access to all sorts of helpful and exclusive information. It’s well worth the money; find out more.
We finished the week on a lighter note with Mr Green’s article ‘Why Green Men are more sexy‘. It would seem that women across the nation now favour ‘cares about the environment’ over good sense of humour.
Mr Green has also put together some thoughts about incineration. Why not come along and share your views on this topical issue?
Right that’s it for me; I’m pooped, hungry and grouchy – not a good combination, but a great reason to step away from the computer!
We look forward to another week which will be focused on planning for our zero waste week. Go and tell your friends what we are up to and invite them to step up to the challenge.
Have a great Sunday.