Whenever I see someone successfully not producing trash I get a bit suspicious. My first encounter was with the blog “trash is for tossers”, where 3 years of trash fit into one Mason jar. I am not living along, am … Continue reading #ZeroWaste Month Week 1
February, has been a very mixed weather month (in the Netherlands weather is No.1 topic, of course), with rain, rain, frost, cold winds and some sunshine. The latter was my motivation to visit the allotment and get some work done. … Continue reading February Recap – Less stuff, less waste, less worries
Last night I found myself watching Japanology Plus on youtube, a guide to living in Japan for the advanced. Even though I don’t live in the country of the rising sun sushi it’s a fascinating culture I enjoy discovering. Recycling … Continue reading Zero Waste: a social goal in Japan
On Monday 9th of November the second and currently last episode of BBC one’s Hugh’s War on Waste aired, where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates how waste, and food waste in particular, can be reduced in the U.K. and what role large … Continue reading BBC one and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall declare the War on Waste
When looking at a possible sustainable future I do see solar cells, wind mills, organic and local food, public transport for everyone and electric cars. What I am not able to imagine is that all of us are going vegan. … Continue reading Milk, Yogurt and Cheese – Sustainable Dairy
Whenever I read about Veganism or other food trends like eating Raw, I wonder what the point is. As long as the food we eat comes from local and organic farms doesn’t it mean it is sustainable enough to ensure … Continue reading “Extreme” Food Trends or Sustainable Alternatives?
The former inhabitants of Chernobyl have returned home: A group of grandmas decided to occupy the land around Chernobyl, grow their own food and live in a like-minded community. The most striking thing I take away from this story is … Continue reading The “farm girls” from Chernobyl
Food is one of my few obsessions and thinking about it, it is probably the most important one. Without food none of us could live and not having enough food is one of humankind’s greatest fears. This month I want … Continue reading The Food Issue: Good and Local