A Quick Vegetarian Meal With Environmental Benefits From Locally Grown Produce

Borlotti bean and vegetable casserole with grilled Lebanese eggplant

Day 38 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living, where I create a delicious and quick vegetarian meal with big environmental benefits from locally grown produce.

One of the best things about summer is the variety of vegetables available.  So many different colours, flavours and textures!

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3 Lower Carbon Energy Efficient Ways To Cook Fruit

 

Days 29, 30, 31 & 32 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Summer in my garden means lots of fruit. And with so many plums at the moment, both on my trees and on the ground, the question arises: how to use them all so none go to waste? This is especially important given they now contain nutrients and water they have extracted from my soil and their come with zero food miles and thus, unlike anything I buy, zero damage to our climate from energy used to grow, transport and store them.

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

3 paper bus tickets

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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

How To Get To Exercise In Very Hot Weather- Days 16 & 17 of Low Carbon Living

Foot & lower leg in athletic wear on path

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Days 16 & 17 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

We’re in a heatwave. How can I:

  • travel to a gym class
  • get my regular aerobic exercise

without suffering heatstroke or contributing more damage to our climate by travelling in air-conditioned, petrol-driven car? Continue reading

Weeds For The Best Mulch For Citrus – Day 10 of Low Carbon Living

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

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

Day 10 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Rain + warmth = weeds.

Return from travels = weeds.

Weeds. Weeds. Weeds. Continue reading