The end of My Year of Eco Challenges!!!

My Year of Eco Challenges has come to an end!!!  It’s been an amazing year, full of adventures, changed habits and money saved. I’ve pushed myself to the limits in some ways and still have so much more to do in others. My year would not have been what it was without the support of
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Slow fashionistas!

Last months challenge to myself and to anyone else who wanted to join me was to slow down fashion! Some brilliant people joined me in this and I want to say a big thank you to all of them and to tell you how they helped to slow down fashion this month!   My Zero
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Peaking too soon and going in the wrong direction

Plastic Free July is just around the corner and right now I’m feeling particularly unenthusiastic about the whole thing (don’t worry though, I’m writing this blog post to cheer myself up about it, as I will feel better once I’ve written about it 🙂 ) A few weeks ago I was in a totally different
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My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 9 and an update

I have already announced my 9th challenge and this time it doesn’t start until the beginning of June.  Just to recap, in case you missed it, the next challenge is to slow down fashion!  I plan to try and create an outfit which is ‘in fashion’, but I don’t plan to buy anything. I am
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Broken buttons and ripped seams…

I promised to share some of my mends from my recent mendathon (read more here)  and the brown raincoat one is first on the list.   It had come apart at the seams under both arms (as you can kind of see from my mirror selfie…), had one broken button and one missing button. I
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Introducing Catchbox!

I have recently signed up to a great local scheme called Catchbox (see their site here). Catchbox is a ‘not for profit, community run co-op’ which connects local fisherman with the people who want to buy the fish they have caught.  You have to pay in advance for a season (which lasts 12 weeks) and can
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My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 8

I haven’t used shampoo on my hair since last September (read more here). I haven’t visited a supermarket since last October (read more here). I haven’t bought anything new or secondhand for myself since last November (with some exceptions allowed – read more here), I have been trying to give something away each day since
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My Year of Eco Challenges – Challenge 7 – starting a food sharing revolution in my local area!

My 7th challenge on My Year of Eco Challenges is to do something to help tackle the issues of food waste and food poverty in my local area by encouraging people to share food! According to Love Food Hate Waste ‘almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from
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The I Quit Blog Fiesta no.12 – oops I nearly forgot!

This month I am running a little late with my I Quit Blog Fiesta, but here it is – better late than never! Two inspirational ladies are taking on two challenges this month and I had to write about both of them. Westywrites is just about to embark on going Supermarket Free for Lent and
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