weekend links

weekend links

Weekend Links

green blog

green blog

Some exciting news to kick off this week’s weekend links: thanks to all of your  help Moral Fibres was voted Best Eco Blog in the Prime Location blog awards!  Thank you all so so much for all of your votes, and shares, and for putting up with me going on and on about it! Let it be said that Moral Fibres has the best readers on the whole internet!

Now, onwards with this weekend’s links:

This week saw the updated IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report being published, making for grim reading.  I didn’t bother reading the comments – these things often make me angry.

There was some encouraging news this week though: Ecover made a bold and extremely positive environmental move to cut their palm oil usage by switching to algae instead of palm oil.

Listening to this right now on iPlayer as I write this post – The Great Global Warming Goldrush (only available until 9:32pm on Monday 7th April), about the entrepreneurs who believe there is serious money to be made from climate change.

Were you caught out by any April Fool’s jokes?  Treehugger’s story was, for want of another phrase, a bike banana hammock.

One family’s inventive solution to living without toilet paper.  I can’t imagine doing this, but would you forgo toilet paper?!

Loving this ethical top from Nancy Dee (ps: I notice you get 20% off your first order if you sign up to their mailing list!)

50% off in the Oxfam* Spring Sale – pick up some amazing secondhand and vintage bargains!

From the Moral Fibres archive – what seeds to sow in April, and search engine alternatives to Google.

Finally, don’t forget to enter the £100 ethical fashion giveaway and to take part in my 2 minute reader survey!

Have a lovely weekend, see you all next week!

ps: experimenting with posting weekend links on a Friday.  What do you prefer – Friday, Saturday, or Sunday?


Amazing image of the night sky from I Love Greenland.

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weekend links

Weekend Links

Hello, and happy weekend!  We’ve had sunshine most of this week and what a difference it makes!  Everyone seems to be walking around with a little spring in their step!  So, with a spring in my step, I’ve got some weekend links for you:

It’s been fantastic to see that Moral Fibres has had a few new readers lately – thanks for visiting!  Do have a look at the about page to find out more about the blog, and explore the archives using the drop-down category menus.  There are lots of ways to follow along too – such as TwitterFacebook and via e-mail – a free service where posts will be delivered straight to your inbox (you only get one email on a day when there is a new post  and I don’t share your details with anyone).

This gorgeous table (above) is made from an old door by Kim Werker.  You can see the full DIY on Kim’s blog – I’m now wishing I had an old door to hand!

My internet friend Mel is taking part in a Wear Your Wardrobe Challenge, whereby she’s not buying anything new (or secondhand).  It’s a great way to great re-acquainted with those clothes languishing in the back of your wardrobe and drawers.

The chickens transforming schools around the country.  I think this is such a great idea!

Jen from My Make Do and Mend Year shows you how to save energy when making your favourite hot beverage.  Note to self: invest in a good flask!

Foodcycle are an amazing UK charity who have the impressively use food waste to feed vulnerable people, provide training for the long term unemployed, and in the process help to build stronger communities.  I’m in awe!

From the Moral Fibres archive: how to stop junk mail and how to grow your own snow pea shoots (very tasty in stir-frys and salads!) for only a few pence.

It’s Earth Hour tonight – are you switching off at 8:30pm?

A staggering 1.4 million bananas are thrown away a day in the UK, so I enjoyed Save A Banana Day on the Guardian this week.  I learned some new banana recipes, such as this crazy but intriguing sounding cauliflower banana bundt cake!  And somewhat related to this learning experience –  apparently I’ve been peeling bananas all wrong my whole life.  Here’s how to peel a banana like a monkey!

Remember, if you’re in the UK then the clocks go forward tonight!

Finally, it’s the last chance to vote for Moral Fibres in the best eco blog category of the Prime Location blog awards!  Please vote here if you haven’t already done so – at the time of writing I’m in second place and the margins are so tight, so your vote really does matter! It does take only seconds.  Voting closes at midnight on Monday 31st March and then I promise I’ll be quiet about it! ;)