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Category: <span>Sustainability</span>

Training day – Pre NC500 challenge

When you’ve a big challenge coming up – preparation is key. Not just of the kit you are going to need – but the reality of mileage. We have done our chunky cycles before (see previous blogs) – often with trying inclines – always summiting with sweat and smiles. But …

NC500 Challenge – updates and blog posts to come!

    HELLO!   This October 2020 – Kirstie and I ( sadly Jenny could not start with us due to illness) –  began our NC500 Challenge. As our email on our return detailed – our challenge was sadly postponed after 2 days in – due to extreme adverse weather conditions …

Buy an eco-friendly Christmas tree and help tackle homelessness

Are you planning on buying a real Christmas tree this year?  For years now, I have bought my Christmas trees from Caring Christmas Trees, which is working to help end homelessness in Scotland.  All profits from Caring Christmas Trees go to Bethany Christian Trust’s winter work. Caring Christmas Trees are …

No Disposable Cup Day – Sunday 4th Oct 2020

No Disposable Cup Day ( was started in 2019 to raise international awareness of the fact 7 million disposable cups are used every day in the UK. 500,000 of these are discarded daily. The UK is one of the highest consumers of disposable cups, totaling 2.5 billion a year and …

Mountain biking in the Pentlands – Donating miles for the Tailor Ed Foundation

Hello! This weekend saw me hop on my bike and contribute my miles to the wonderful Tailor Ed Foundation, as part of their Lands End to John O Groats challenge! Thank you to those who joined me from afar and who donated 🙂 You can still donate on the page …

UoE Sustainability Awards

On 26 March, we should have been in the beautiful St Cecilia’s Hall to receive our shiny new Gold Award for offices for WTCRF.  Sadly, because of the Covid19 pandemic and social distancing, the celebration had to be cancelled.  However … the awards have been ‘presented’ online!  You can see …

‘Like sending bees to war’: The deadly truth behind your almond-milk obsession

A fascinating article in the Guardian on the challenges facing beekeepers providing bees to pollinate the commercial almond-growers in California, with a huge number of bees being lost every year due to the farming methods there.  Something to think about when you are choosing almond milk as a sustainable alternative …


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