About Moral Fibres
Hello, my name’s Wendy and welcome to Moral Fibres! I started writing this green living blog early in 2013, to help show how easy, affordable and stylish it can be to live a greener life.
I’ve worked in the sustainability sector since graduating from university. Since then I have heard just about every conceivable misconception that joe public has of environment lovers. Some of them repeatable, some of them not. ‘Lentil-eating sandal-wearers’ is perhaps one of the least inoffensive offerings I’ve heard!
With these common misconceptions at the front of my mind, I wanted Moral Fibres to show that sustainable living can be part of everyone’s daily life, whether you wear sandals or prefer a more substantial footwear, without compromising on style. I promise you won’t find any tie-dye or catch a whiff of patchouli oil here!
Covering all aspects of sustainable living, Moral Fibres is never preachy nor judgmental.
It can be quite intimidating knowing where to start living a greener life, so I’ve divided the blog into six main categories so you can dip into whatever section takes your fancy. Use the menu bar above to start exploring! Enjoy!
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I’m in my mid-30’s and live near Edinburgh with my partner and our two daughters aged 6 and 2.
I wouldn’t describe myself as super green – just someone who tries their best. I’m a long term vegetarian that has struggled with veganism. I don’t live in a self-built eco house – just a creaky old house that we’re slowly trying to make as energy efficient as we can. I don’t have a fancy hybrid or electric car, although it’s the goal one day. We simply live on a modest budget and try to make the most economical and ethical choices we can within our budget. I’m down to earth and hope the blog reflects this too!
I’ve always been interested in sustainability from a young age. I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a BSc in Environmental Geography in 2003, and followed this up with a MSc in Environmental Sustainability, graduating in 2005 from the University of Edinburgh. Since then I’ve worked continuously in the sustainable transport sector. Right now I work part time for a cycling charity and work part time on Moral Fibres. I have also written a book on natural cleaning, called Fresh Clean Home, which publishes on 1st February 2018 by Pavilion Press.
If you have any suggestions for things you would like covered on the blog, or any queries you would like Moral Fibres readers to answer, then do let me know!