Sharing tips on a sustainable life

To Be or Not To Be Vegan: Is that the right question?

About 3 and 1/2 years ago. My husband had a very concerning blood test in which we discovered that his cholesterol was surprisingly and frighteningly high. My husband decided to go strictly vegan for 6 weeks.

Carbon Footprint: The Food We Eat

You've probably seen this statement if you read sustainability news: going fully vegan could reduce the carbon footprint associated with the food you consume by up to 73%. However, many sources misquote this statistic, and state that going vegan could reduce your overall carbon footprint by up to 70 or 80%. This is not true.

Sustainable Eating: the Food Choice Decision Tree

Food choice is becoming a divisive issue. Fad diets, social media influence, and the general narrative around plant-based dieting is responsible for a lot of misinformation and greenwashing aimed at selling food products. We look at what is really good, better, and best for the environment and share tips on how to make more sustainable food choices without adopting a strict diet.

Making Sure it Doesn’t all Come out in the Wash: Preventing Microplastic Pollution in the Laundry

Clothing and textiles are responsible for 35% of microplastic pollution. Approximately 50% of our clothing is made from plastic: polyester, acrylic and nylon, primarily. On average, 700,000 fibers can be shed from our synthetic clothes in any typical wash. These fibers are less than 5 mm long and flow, with our waste water, into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. Water treatment facilities cannot capture the majority of these fibers, as they are too small.

An Idiot’s Guide to Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are more expensive to install than gas boilers, even with help from the boiler upgrade scheme. But, with gas prices rising, they can offer cost savings on your annual energy bills of roughly 25%, or £350 based on average usage at today's prices.

The importance of pollinators

The scientific community has previously underestimated, or, at a minimum, failed to document the interconnectedness of plant and pollinator systems. ... The importance of pollinators

Ecodove is a shared knowledge portal outlining experiences, tips, and lessons learned on how to live more sustainably.

The aim is to stay positive and open minded and share independent, science-based research to help all of us be better informed. We recognise that we’re all on a journey. Along the way we all get some things right and some things wrong so we’re not here to judge anyone. We live in the real world, and at times, other priorities get in the way.

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