On Living Without a Car

Any student reader will smirk at this post – and rightly so, because which student ever needed a car?

But the majority of you, I might guess, are non-students who probably own or have access to a car. The fact that you read this post means that you have probably thought about the environmental impact a car has. Or maybe contemplated how it would be to live without a car. Or even considered even selling yours, only to find that you need the mobility, speed, flexibility, and all those benefits that lets you keep hold of your car. Continue reading

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Spreading the word offline

Hello everyone! I do hope you haven’t missed my posts too much recently. Truth is, I’ve been busy doing all types of things (some uni work was involved), that I decided to exercise no rush when it comes to blogging. I just finished classes, which I will promptly use to update you on what’s happened in the meantime.

A few weeks ago, I have finally let myself convinced to give a talk about Zero Waste here at university. Continue reading

2015 Wrap Up! 2016, Here We Come!

It’s the end of the year: time to get all sentimental about what I’ve achieved and what I haven’t in one year. Then moving on to the feeling that there is so much I had hoped or even planned to do, and the realisation that no human will ever do all those glorious things we all dream about. All in all a fairly depressing time.

And also time for a recap. What happened on this blog, what happened in my life? How is this blog, which was supposed to run for one year at first, going to continue? And how is my life going to continue?

Well, let’s dive right into it, shall we? Continue reading

Week 30: Sharing is Caring No.5 – Bike Sharing!

This week I’d like to practice some sharing by sharing the idea of sharing with you (what!?).

In short, it’s time to look at all the lovely things the sharing economy has given birth to. One of them, as the title of this post implies, is the concept of bike sharing. It’s much like car sharing, just the bike belongs to a company and, well, it’s not as fast.
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Week 24: Hands down. Carity shopping is awesome!

Having such a limited amount of any unpackaged stores in the area, I tend to clutch at straws. Bulk nuts at Lidl? Need to get them. Unpackaged soap? I’m in heaven. Free produce from the garden? I’ll dig it up! But one thing I’m never tired of and would continue doing regardless of whether I am wealthy or poor, zero waste or not, student or professional: I’d still go charity shopping. Continue reading