Category Archives: Sustainability

Spend Pennies, Save Pounds – Energy saving tips


There are certain things you can do that cost little or nothing, but which can save energy, and therefore money. Fuel use is the main domestic expense for most people in the UK, so it is worth adjusting our habits … Continue reading

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Volunteer – What’s in a Name?


At a recent training session, one of the participants asked if there were any alternatives to the name ‘volunteer’? He asked because he felt it had negative associations, akin to being labelled a ‘mug’. No doubt he based it on his own experience. … Continue reading

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A Personal Choice


I was listening in to a conversation the other day between Meera and Claire. Meera was asking how much Claire spent on buying ‘ecologically sound/sustainable’ food and domestic products. Her point was that she couldn’t afford to buy the ‘good’ … Continue reading

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Rosehip-hip hooray!


The foraged food taster at the MVMNT cafe in November entailed preparation of food and drink on a grand scale, far more than most people would ever undertake at home. Fortunately, we had access to the kitchens at GCDA with … Continue reading

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Hawthorn Jelly, easy to make


Food is a perennial topic of interest – there are always plenty of people floating about calling themselves ‘food writers’ at any food-themed gathering – and now healthy food and foraging are bang on trend. On a recent walk around Ide … Continue reading

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Your Home for Life – Look after it!


It is very noticeable that the Nepalese who have recently settled in Plumstead are in the habit of exercising, whatever their age. In an ideal world, we would all be encouraged by our parents to find and enjoy the best … Continue reading

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The Fresher the Better


A while back, I attended the introductory training session for Growing Leaders from Capital Growth. As part of the proceedings, we were served a vegetarian lunch made from locally grown ingredients sourced from London farms. This might sound a bit fanciful, … Continue reading

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