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12 Quick Sustainable Wins for the New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

How was your Christmas?
And how are you feeling about the prospect of a whole new shiny year ahead?

I’m excited to be gearing up for A Make Do and Mend Year and helping to support and resource as many people as possible to make smalls changes so that they live more sustainably.
But before we dive into that, here are 12 ‘quick wins’ that you can implement ASAP to get your sustainable 2018 started with a bang!

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Twelve Alternatives to Supermarkets

I was going to start this post by saying “there’s nothing wrong with supermarkets”, but that would be wrong. There is a lot wrong with supermarkets, but I guess what I want to say is that I accept that supermarkets are a part of most of our lives. They have done good things in terms of making good food cheaper, and they are the place that the vast majority of us will do our weekly shop.
And that’s ok.
But there are other ways to shop, that are built on more sustainable models that fit with our ethos of ‘slow food’, and that have a focus on people and planet as well as profit. Here are twelve of them:
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One Planet Living, Sustainable Living

SLOW Food

Food is a huge issue, and a hugely complex issue, and one that we won’t be able to deal with in just one short month during our One Planet Living year.
I haven’t posted anything else since my intro post to One Planet Food, because to be honest, I’ve been struggling to know where to start. I keep starting posts and then abandoning them as it all seems to get so complicated so quickly.
So I’ve decided to go back to basics and have been giving a lot of thought to what ‘sustainable food’ and sustainable eating might mean. Which brings me to SLOW.
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One Planet Food

Oh my goodness. If  I thought January whizzed by, then February feels like it has almost passed me by completely!
I had so many good intentions of all the brilliant posts I was going to write about One Planet Buying, but life got really busy, and I’m starting up something new (you can take a peek here if you fancy!), and I’m realising that I find it really hard to focus on more than one thing at once!
Anyway, I’m here, and I’m determined to carry on this theme of One Planet Living – I’ve had so many lovely comments and e-mails from people telling me how useful they are finding it to be able to break things down, and tackle things in a more structured way, so it feels like it’s making a difference. Which makes me very happy.

So… this month is all about Food.
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