Who Gives A Crap Review and 10 tips to reduce plastic waste in your bathroom

Reducing plastic is hot news.  Plastic is literally suffocating our planet, killing animals and is even toxic to us coming back in the food chain to those who eat fish from the sea.  Kind of like karma really.  Even if it wasn't poisonous to us, we should still be doing something about it.  Littering our … Continue reading Who Gives A Crap Review and 10 tips to reduce plastic waste in your bathroom

The importance of sustainably sourced wood

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Understanding where wood comes from should be an important part of any person’s woodworking  journey, whether it’s for a professional job, a DIY project or home improvement, it’s important to ensure it’s from a sustainable source.  In this blog post I will explore what sustainable wood is, which wood should be avoided and why choosing sustainable wood is important.

When I first started out in woodworking I was mainly using reclaimed materials, but for those materials I need to buy, I put little or no thought into where they were coming from.  It was too easy to go and buy wood from a local retailer without any understanding or thought of the journey that wood had taken to get there.

As a family we are quite environmentally conscious.  We buy mostly organic food, buy 100% renewable energy from Bulb, have solar panels on our roof and recycle /…

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Apps to help make you more green

Check out today’s blog post I wrote for the Wood-Create blog.

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There’s an app for everything, or so we might believe in today’s culture! Today I have a different post for you, but I’m sure Ben won’t mind as he loves tech and eco-friendly topics and this covers both!

With green living and sustainability being a hot topic this year and interest only set to keep growing, and rightly so, I wanted to explore if there were apps that helped people live more sustainable lives.  Although there are many not so eco-friendly apps that make us addicted to using more energy by playing games or checking social media, or even hiring vehicles, there are a rising number of apps that do have green living in mind and can even help us make greener choices.  In this blog post I am going to look at some of the green apps that are available to download for your smartphone.

Here are a few apps…

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Save money and the environment.  Get £50 discount by switching to renewable energy company Bulb!

Earlier this year we made the switch to a 100% renewable electricity energy company (10% green gas) and I’m so pleased we did.  It aligns more with our beliefs and our own journey of trying to lead more natural and eco-friendly lives.  Read on to discover the benefits of joining Bulb and how to get … Continue reading Save money and the environment.  Get £50 discount by switching to renewable energy company Bulb!