April 24, 2019

As Extinction Rebellion is reminding us, it is time to rebel, to stand up and to take the job of protecting ourselves, our planet and our future upon ourselves, and where better to start than at home?! 

There are so many ways to make better, healthier, happier...

January 24, 2019

It makes sense to start with doable actions on an individual scale.

I had the pleasure of hosting workshops/talks with a wonderful group of university students. The following is inspired by and is a follow up with links as promised for the students of Sustainability Dev...

January 8, 2019

The cost of 25 kuruş per plastic bag ruling that came into effect as of January the 1st 2019 here in Turkey is a start towards sustainability. One that is just the tip of the iceberg but none the less a step towards transformation in the habits of consumers, stores and...

October 24, 2018

Hatchimals are some seriously f*cked up stuff!

Now I'm not going to dwell on this except to ask: Why do we need to create fake nature and fake nurturing opportunities for kids to feel connected and loving?

OK so we've been doing it for some time... there has been al...

August 29, 2018

UPDATED April 2019

New Recipes: Toothpaste, Deodorant, Soap, Shampoo & Conditioner, Laundry Powder & more...

Note: I have added links to a few trusted local (to Turkey) makers and suppliers of good quality ecological products. I am not affiliated with them and I'm no...

June 7, 2018

A movement of multiple acts of cleaning to prompt NOT LITTERING in the first place and to instigate that as consumers we avoid single use plastic.

On May the 5th we had a Clean up on the local beaches of Şile, for those who missed my post about the event this...

June 7, 2018

The CCCC: Community Crockery and Cutlery Collection.

Many of us dread having to use plastic plates and cutlery, I have made a real effort to create 'zero waste' at recent home gatherings (see my post about this) and have accumulated a fair amount of crockery a...

May 3, 2018

Your Invitation to our Clean Up Event - Şile. 5 May 2018

So far Turkey has been slow to pick up on the international improvement regarding single use plastic and how litter is recycled or disposed. Some municipalities have local success and some, like Şile are strugglin...

February 13, 2018

Make Valentine's day special without the trash and the crass!

OMG, it's Valentine's day tomorrow, I almost missed it! In our house we do 'romantic' everyday so Valentine's is redundant ... well... ok.. so maybe it's not exactly romance that we do, but it works for us, h...

February 9, 2018

Some of our most fundamental daily habits need changing is we want the world to be able to sustain us..

Those who know me can testify that there's not much that can get between me and my tea. It's a 5 mugs a day addiction, I won't leave the house before having one...

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