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General ramblings

Why I think we should all recycle LESS for Recycle Week

September 14, 2016

I’m kind of running and ducking as I write this.
It feels wrong to be advocating recycling less. And especially during Recycle Week, when I feel like I should really be championing recycling and encouraging everyone to recycle as much as they can. And don’t get me wrong. I am a big supporter of recycling, and an advocate of recycling. But only if we’ve explored all the other options in the ‘Waste Hierarchy’ first.
Let me explain.
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A Year of Cakes and Bakes

September 12, 2016

At the end of the summer term our school’s PTA ran an Auction of Promises as a fundraiser for some new laptops for the classrooms. It’s a really simple idea – we asked parents and families to donate a promise, so things like an evening’s babysitting, or mowing someone’s lawn for them, and then auction them off to the highest bidder. I’m co-Chair of the PTA so felt a little bit under pressure to come up with a really good promise to donate, and in the end decided to offer up a freshly baked cake or batch of biscuits every week for a year. I am possibly already regretting this slightly but it seemed like a good idea at the time.

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Back from the Summer, and some Dates for your Diaries!

September 2, 2016

Hello, hello!
It’s been a while. Apologies for the almost complete absence of blog posts over the Summer. Small boys on school holidays and getting anything else done are pretty much mutually exclusive and I decided quite quickly that resistance was futile and just to give in and go with the flow.

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Five Alternatives to Disposable Coffee Cups

August 1, 2016

My previous post about Hugh’s War on Waste certainly generated a lot of discussion, in the comments, and also on Facebook and Twitter. It’s so great to see these things being talked about, and if nothing else, then the programme has facilitated those conversations, and hopefully raised awareness of just what a huge issue waste for us all, as individuals and as a society.

I’m sure I’m probably teaching you all to suck eggs here, and that everyone is already a convert to re-usable cups, and always remembers to take their own ( 😉 ) with them when they think they might need a coffee fix, but just in case…

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