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Catch my guest eco chat with Laura Baker from Draw the Line Illustration. You can watch the full interview through the video and find all the ways to contact Laura below. Laura and I chat about why she started her business, where Laura is on her own eco journey and what makes her cards eco-friendly. Join us to learn some interesting facts on how cards are printed and the waste that they can produce if they’re not made and recycled properly. You can follow Draw the Line Illustration on Facebook, Instagram and Etsy.

An Eco Chat episode on food waste. Why we need to reduce it, how you can take steps towards reducing waste in your household and what to do with any scraps you do have. Watch the full video below or scroll down for a rough transcript. This chat is about Food Waste. I see a lot of people on different Facebook groups and Instagram, asking about food waste and composting and how to stop it ending up in landfill. We want to stop food going to landfill as it produces so much methane (more than cows) and that is really bad for the environment. Also, food waste in general signifies there are other issues further up the food chain – too much food being produced AND too much food being bought by us, the consumers. So, how can you do your part to reduce food waste and make sure that…

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Join me as I chat to Nikki from The Natural Crayon Company as we talk about eco craft products for kids and all the things Nikki has learnt on her business journey. You can find The Natural Crayon Company on Facebook or shop via their Etsy page.

I thought that with Easter coming up we should probably have a quick chat about chocolate and the difference between what is and isn’t eco! Have a watch of my chat here, or read a rough transcript below. If you want to shop for ethical chocolate I have a great range available on the website now. I know Easter isn’t all about Chocolate and I am very keen for my girls to know why we celebrate Easter, but there is no denying that we all love a bit of chocolate as well, so we should try to make that as eco as possible. What is Eco chocolate I hear you ask!? Well, it is chocolate products that are made ethically, sustainably, without exploiting farmers, without using palm oil and that isn’t wrapped in plastic. It sounds pretty straightforward when laid out like that, but fair trade chocolate companies go to…

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The focus for this week’s eco chat is Carbon Footprint. I wanted to give you some information on where to go to check your personal carbon footprint, some ideas on how to reduce it and some comparisons of every day products. Watch the full video here or check out a rough transcript below. The focus for the evening is carbon footprint. It will be a short one from me but I will be posting some links below so you can follow up on this throughout the week. I’d be really interested to hear from you in the comments once you have done your carbon footprint test to see if you are going to implement any changes. First things first, what is a carbon footprint? The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as a result of the activities of a particular individual, organization, or community. One of the most…

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Join me as I chat with Lei Hang from The Thrifty Island Girl about her own eco journey. What she has enjoyed, found difficult and her advice to others starting their own eco journey. You can connect with Lei on Instagram or Facebook. If you would like to watch other episodes of my Monday night Eco Chat, please join my Facebook Group – Eco Living Community

Join me as I chat with Laura from Trendy Thrift Shop for Kids and find out how decluttering and shopping second hand can save you money and have a positive impact on the environment! You can catch the next Eco Chat Episode Live on my Eco Living Community Group. You can find Trendy Thrift Shop for Kids here: Facebook Group Facebook Page Instagram Website

This week I talked about how, at various stages of an eco-journey, there can be a whole load of overwhelm and questions that can be tricky to answer. During this chat I discuss where that overwhelm can come from, how you can overcome it and how you can help other people. Video link below or you can scroll down for a rough transcript. Why becoming eco-friendly can feel overwhelming There are various stages throughout a journey to make your lifestyle become eco-friendly, and I think each one comes with it’s own challenges. At the start there is a lot of enthusiasm, you want to change as much as you can as fast as you can as you suddenly become aware of the “error of your ways”. But, this can seem really daunting as actually, as you notice one thing (plastic packaging for example), it suddenly becomes the ONLY thing you…

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This weeks Eco Chat episode on the Eco Living Community Group was all about Eco Bricks. What they are, how to make them and what to do with them afterwards. Only a short video this week, or you can read a rough transcript below. What is an Eco Brick An eco brick is a plastic bottle, typically a water, fizzy pop or squash bottle which is packed tightly with non-recyclable plastics. These bottles originated in poorer countries and were used as building blocks for various different structures. They took plastic waste that was destroying their environment and made it in to something useful. Now they are made all over the world and people use them for school or community projects or to make things in their own homes and gardens. How to make an Eco Brick Making a brick can take time and patience but they definitely become easier with…

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If you are wanting to catch up on Episode 2 of the Eco Chat series from my Eco Living Community Group on Facebook, you can find it here. The chat covers: Some facts and figures What impact being vegan can have Easy switches if you don’t want to be vegan Some great food alternatives I’ve found Q&A session Video below and a rough transcript further down the page. It would be great to hear your thoughts on the sunject. Transcript: Hello! My name is Jen and I am the owner and founder of Eco Living Ideas. My mission is to create a community and platform which allows my customers and followers to begin or continue on their eco journey with ease. By providing useful information, facts and beautiful products, I take all of the guess work out of being eco-friendly. So, let’s get started. Vegan definition – “Veganism is a…

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