A few weeks in with my Zero-Trash adventure I realised a much bigger problem. And with bigger I mean several things at the same time.
Last week I took a break from the weekly Twitter roundup but looking at the news of the last week, I realise that there a lot of battles going on all around the world. The reasons are various but they all have the same source. Irresponsible behaviour caused by putting profits before anything else for… Read More Monday Twitter Highlights #4
After the peak of summer, the time when the plants take over and you just feel helpless, came the fall down, when the pests are having their feast, and the decline of my small garden.
Solar power is probably the most important power source we have in the universe. Without our sun and our perfect position in our solar system, the earth wouldn’t host any life as we know it. Scientists believe that the size, the position of the planet in the solar system and the size of the star it… Read More Friday Wishlist: Solar Power
It’s been three weeks since the first trash talk here on Your Green City and after a fast start reducing my plastic waste and composting for the gold medal, things have slowed down a bit. I am beginning to realise that I am ready to climb to the next peak, but first let’s have a… Read More Mid-week trash talk #4
Do you have things you cannot get rid of? I have them and more than just a few. Some of them are quite old but not necessarily used, while others are used but so much loved that throwing them away is like giving up a part of my past. I want to introduce a new… Read More My very old, very small cotton bag
I never thought that having 12 hours of direct sunlight would make such a difference to a plants growth. On our terrace we get sun (when the sun shines) from 6 am till 2 pm, if we are lucky. Sometimes the sun comes out from behind the clouds just after 3 pm and we and… Read More End of July Harvest @ The Allotment
One of the important steps I had to take, and if you are going down the zero trash road you probably too, is refusing unnecessary packaging, containers and materials that are meant for one time use. Most of my trash consists of them and getting them out of the system means less for the bin.
It’s this time of the week and we are having our trash talk again. Instead of showing you my weekly bags of trash that go into recycling, this week I want to sum up all the alternatives that help me keep my trash at a minimum. Next week we are going back to trash bags,… Read More Mid-Week Trash Talk #3
It’s Monday again and time for the best of the last week from Twitter. The past week was all about divesting from fossil fuels, renewable energies and young activists having their voices heard. Watch this 15-year-old climate activist deliver a bold message to the UN General Assembly. Fantastic! Kenya’s new wind farm will provide nearly… Read More Monday Twitter Highlights 3/2015
It’s mid July and the second week of my summer harvest. This week we got some rain and colder weather (under 30˚C) which was both a relief (no need for watering) and a pain (my tomatoes got cold feet). The temperature reached 28˚C again and everything went back to normal (watering, sunshine, shorts and sandals).… Read More Sweet Peas and Courgettes
It’s summer at its best right now in the Netherlands. The extreme heat has passed, it has rained and everything looks fresh and green again and this weekends weather should be perfectly sunny with temperatures rising to 28˚C. For those who had to postpone their outdoor plans due to hot weather predictions (Nordic people tend… Read More Friday Wishlist: Picnic absolut
Welcome back to a bit of trash talk. As promised I reduced it to once a week and except for Wednesdays, when everybody is hard at work or sunbathing somewhere else (July, I love you) we will talk about different things. The past week I made some improvements and there have been some developments in… Read More Mid-week trash talk #2
It’s been a week full of interesting news, environmental wins but also losses and important information on our planets health. Here are some of my Twitter highlights of the past week ordered by good, bad news and good reads. The not so good news: Más de 100 ECOLOGISTAS asesinados en 2014, según Global Witness 2014… Read More Monday Twitter Highlights #2/2015
July has arrived and with it a heat wave that makes me water my plants on a daily basis, tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes and strawberries at least. Salads, peas and beans have to do with water every two days. It’s hot, the sun shines from 5am till 11pm (we are facing south-east so more like 3pm)… Read More Summer Harvest – The Beginning
I am always on the lookout for new and smart ways to recycle. No not the traditional way to throw the plastic, metal, Tetra Paks and paper into a different bin, more like reusing what we have too much of. This week let’s talk about food waste, no not the big 40% of what we… Read More Let’s recycle 3 steps at a time #1