Category | Shopping

Thrift-ya-aways! Too good to miss

Posted on 07 February 2009

As you know from my previous posts I’m a big fan of charity and thrift shopping. For me its the greenest option, buying pre-loved things means they have an intriguing history as well as low, low energy consumption. So if you’re not familiar with the joy charity or thrift shopping check out this great giveaway [...]

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How To Be A Greener Consumer – Live Call On Sunday at 2pm

Posted on 02 September 2008

Whether you’re a die-hard green consumer or just dipping your toe in the water the check the temperature, we’ve got a treat for you on Sunday. Ever wanted to figure out whether muddy carrots are worth the bother? Can a natural deodorant survive a salsa class? Will clothes swapping ever beat clothes shopping? Two years [...]

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Fuzzy Logic for Green Rewards?

Posted on 27 July 2008

Yesterday I popped to our local supermarket to stock up. Usually I would avoid shopping on a Saturday at any cost but after a really busy week I realised that I wouldn’t be able to make much of the carrots, apricots and butter which was all we had in our fridge. So off I went [...]

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Book review: Big Green Purse by Diane MacEachern

Posted on 03 April 2008

From the age of 12 when I decided to become a vegetarian I understood and felt very strongly about the power of the consumer. Back then it was more about boycotting things (well asking my mum not to put meat in my dinner) rather than using my pocket money to protest because, really, how much [...]

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Girls Buy Cars Too!

Posted on 04 December 2007

Ladies if you have never been to a car show then may I suggest you high tail it to the next one that comes to town.  It’s pretty amazing to see what’s up and coming in the automotive world and not to mention fun (plus the place is just swirling with men!). I was lucky [...]

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Buying green groceries on-line

Posted on 10 August 2007

“Today, online groceries are legitimate businesses fulfilling about 1 percent of the nation’s $570 billion grocery bill. That may sound like a drop in the bucket, but business is expected to triple by 2008, according to Jupiter Research. Meanwhile, a report from the Food Marketing Institute reports that 5 percent of consumers — 3.7 million [...]

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Is it safe to go back to the supermarket?

Posted on 20 June 2007

The Ethical Company Organisation (who produce the Good Shopping Guide and the Gooshing website) have recently completed research on the ethical status of major UK supermarkets in a study which looks at 12 areas of concern. Some of these areas are animal welfare, environmental impact and human rights. Probably not that surprisingly Sainsburys, Marks and Spencer and Waitrose scored [...]

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A fantastic find in Glasgow

Posted on 27 May 2007

The other week I was at a conference in Glasgow and took the opportunity to go and visit Entrading, a new green/eco/ethical/fairtrade/organic/generally very nice shop.  I had read about it the week before, so I had to go! What a fabulous place, it’s not massive but packs in a lot of great products – and [...]

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Thought and (action) for the day

Posted on 10 May 2007

For those of you who buy your milk in plastic cartons for convenience or in the belief that organic milk only comes in that form think again ! I moved house about 6 weeks ago and was determined to start having milk delivered. I rang the dairy and made my order and just as I [...]

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a good green reference for car purchasing

Posted on 27 March 2007

I am literaly jumping up and down here – I found a reference to purchase a green car on Clean Green Cars So if you’re thinking about a new purchase – take a look at this guide first… wonderful

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