How To Use Less Fuel For Local Car Trips

Day 28 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon LivingFuel gauge, white on black, red needle near E

Despite my best efforts, sometimes it seems I really don’t have much option but to drive.

Usually it is because I have multiple commitments and/or errands in places that are far apart in distance but fairly close together in time. That combination makes it impossible for me to get to them all by Continue reading

Why It Is Important To Gather & Use Fallen Fruit…And How To Do It

Fallen plums amongst leaf litter mulch

Day 27 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

I love growing my own food.

Getting local food without the effort of growing or picking it is even better. Continue reading

How To Clean Paths: Sweep, Don’t Blow Or Hose – Day 26 of Low Carbon Living

Leaf rake & yellow garden broom standing on paving strewn with yellow flowers

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Day 26 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living, where I take a gentle approach to cleaning a path.

At this time of year, one of my outside air-conditioners (AKA big trees) flowers…a lot. Continue reading

Trying New Modes Of Transport – Days 24 & 25 of Low Carbon Living

3 paper bus tickets

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Days 24 & 25 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

How do we get out of our ruts, the same ways of thinking and doing things?

I find consciously undertaking a challenge far more effective than just deciding to ‘try’ to change.

Telling other people that I am doing it – and then recording my experience takes it to a new Continue reading

Quick Repurposing: Supplements Container To Laundry Chic – Day 23 of Low Carbon Living

Two white cylindrical plastic containers on wooden table, one with original label, one with handwritten label

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Day 23 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living, where I repurpose a container instead of throwing it out to recycling.

Plenty of things we buy come in containers. Think food, health supplements, even chemicals.

What do you do with a container when you finish the contents? Continue reading