weekend links

weekend links

Weekend Links

Hello!  It’s the weekend – pour yourself and nice glass of wine and put your feet up!  Got much planned?  My partner and I have a babysitter lined up, and are going out on the town this weekend (we don’t get out too much these days with a toddler in tow!), so I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one for us!

I’ve been beavering away behind the scenes on the blog this week – I realised it was a bit hard to find all of my food waste tips and energy saving tips, so I’ve added them to the menu bar at the top!  Under ‘Home & Garden’ you’ll now find a section devoted completely to energy saving, and under ‘Food & Drink’ you’ll now find a section devoted entirely to food waste tips!  If you ever think of anything that will make your life easier on here then do let me know – I love a good tinker!

Read this post on the need for ethical labelling, then sign the petition which hopes to enforce mandatory labelling of clothing, stating the work conditions of the people of make them.

The first refugees of climate change were forced to move from their island home for good back in 2009.  I did not know about this at the time – not sure why it wasn’t a bigger story?

I’m not a knitter (despite the best efforts of my mum to teach me!), but if you are a knitter then you’ll love One Sheepish Girl’s blog.

I’d never in a million years thought of an eco flower carrier, but Shruti Barton has!  Better than those single use carrier bags!

If you’re looking to cut down on the amount of meat and fish you eat, you might want to consider taking part in Meat Free May.

Loving Scottish artist Cheryl Smith’s sculptures made from reclaimed materials.

Apparently ladies’ legs are damaging the environment.

Have you stocked up on the £13 ethical jeans?  Mine arrived yesterday and I love them (although they are a little long for me!).

From the Moral Fibres archive: if you’re spring cleaning then here are some tips to declutter sustainably; also how to make your own chemical free cleaning products.  And my first ever Moral Fibres post – some inspiring allotments!

Enjoy your weekend!


Photo by jimmedia.

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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