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Waste Less Live More Week

Hurray ,it’s back!
It doesn’t seem like a whole year since last year’s Waste Less Live More Week, but it is!

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Last year was all about Better Food for All, and if you missed it, and have a burning desire to read them, you can see my posts here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here!

This year, the theme is Be Resourceful, which sounds a teeny bit like it might be right up my street!


On the Waste Less, Live More site, it says that “Being resourceful is about finding new, creative and inventive ways to live better, within our means.”
I couldn’t agree more!

Waste Less Live More Week 2014 runs from the 22nd-28th September, and each day there is a Challenge-as with last year, I’m planning to blog everyday about the challenges, and my take on them.

So here’s a run-down of them:
Monday-Make It
Tuesday-Borrow It
Wednesday-Value It
Thursday-Grow It
Friday-Share It
Saturday-Fix It
Sunday-Discover It

Sounds fabulous-I can’t wait to get started!
If you want to get involved, you can join over 5,000 other people already signed up, and download the Be Resourceful Challenge pack.
There are also events happening up and down the country-from Restart Parties (electronics repair parties), to beach cleans, and cookery workshops. On Thursday 25th, there is a screening of a film called My Stuff, all about one man’s year without his ‘stuff’. There is a Q&A afterwards with the director, and a guest panel (including me!), and it should be a great evening-do come along 🙂



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  • Reply lesley September 19, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Hi Jen, I was writing about preserved lemons today (remember those?) when it occurred to me that you could probably preserve oranges in the same way. Found a recipe that says that you can, and you just do the same basically as you do for lemons.
    I had to try immediately of course, and as I was chopping up the oranges, I was pondering about if it was possible to use the skins on citrus.
    Could I preserve them on their own, could I do something else with them. A quick Google later and I found this which seems to fit in with the Waste Less, Live More ethos. roasted lemon peel that you can use as a flavouring in all kinds of things, will def be trying this with orange peel next time I eat an orange or two
    I even found a site that used orange peel to make jewellery of all things

    so no more orange peel in the bin – hahaha

    • Reply Jen September 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm

      Wow-great links-thanks Lesley!

  • Reply Lindsay (treadingmyownpath) September 19, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Sounds awesome! Not quite sure how I missed this last year but I’m glad I haven’t missed it this year! Thanks so much for sharing. And yes, it does sound like it might just be the kind of thing you’d enjoy! : )

    • Reply Jen September 19, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Are you joining in this year Lindsay?

      • Reply Lindsay (treadingmyownpath) September 23, 2014 at 1:16 pm

        Bit late to the party (only signed up today) but yes! Can’t be missing out when waste is involved! : p

        • Reply Jen September 24, 2014 at 6:49 am


  • Reply sooz - September 18, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, I’ve not heard of it before but I will try to join in!

    • Reply Jen September 19, 2014 at 7:56 pm


  • Reply silverbells2012 September 18, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Sounds great! I would like to be involved in the week – and it just so happens I am on annual leave as well, which will obviously mean more time and head space…

    For some reason WordPress seems not to want me to follow your blog but I hope I will be able to read what you do.

    • Reply Jen September 18, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Great news-do join in!
      Not so great re WP-how weird 🙁

  • Reply lindaswildlifegarden September 18, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Thank you for sharing

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