Why My New Black Pants Are Better Than New

Black pants on white door

Days 35 & 36 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Each year my family members offer to each other clothes that we no longer love, need, want or fit. (We’re lucky because we are similar sizes.)

It’s great fun returning to the childhood and teenage joys of trying different clothes and looks – often of things we would never consider if we were in a shop.  And because this all Continue reading

How I Tried Travelling By Electric Bicycle

Electric bicycle - step-through, foldable

Days 33 & 34 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living: the story of how I finally managed to try travelling by electric bicycle within my city (as distinct from a short pedal around a carpark or a patch of grass) – and what my experience was like. Continue reading

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

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

Experimenting With #Meatfree Monday Eating – Days 21 & 22 of Low Carbon Living

Black beans & quinoa mixed with chopped tomato, rocket & red onion in white salad bowl

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

Day 21 & 22 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living: I create a new meat-free dish with local ingredients.

How are you going with eating a lower carbon diet?

I find that hot weather, holidays, tiredness and being busy all contribute to lowering my imagination and energy when it comes to meal preparation.

However, in the interests of keeping the carbon footprint of my food down, and my success at the Climatarian Challenge up, yesterday I created a new dish…from local Continue reading