I’ve gone for a slightly different theme this month, one that focuses more on us than on wildlife. But living eco is about that very relationship, how we view, use and enjoy the natural world. We humans aren’t separate from nature, as the modern world can often make us feel – if you want to go that far, then really we’re made out of the same basic stuff as beetroot and apples, and indeed the soil that they grow in. Living eco is about being more aware of the natural world we live in and our place in it. Its also about slowing down, consuming less, eating better, switching off the TV and enjoying the smaller things in life. Oh and a lot of the time, it can be cheaper too (though not always in an obvious way).
So throughout April I’ll be looking at how we can live more in tune with the natural world – this is something I want to do a lot more of, so a lot of the things I’m hoping to write about will be research and ideas I want to try myself. I certainly don’t profess to being an eco living expert! But with that in mind, one of my posts will be a ‘round the dinner table’ type chat with a household who do live more eco, to find out what they do and how living eco is an entire lifestyle, not just about the food they eat.
I’m not planning on any major product launches this month (there may be a few small things) but instead I’m going to focus on making Beetle Cherry more eco-friendly. I’m going to look at my packaging, where I source my materials and any other ways I can continue to improve.
Here’s an overview of what’s coming up:
Living eco friendly – what are we eating?
Living eco friendly – what we buy matters
Making Beetle Cherry more eco friendly
An introduction to Permaculture
10 ways to live a more eco-friendly life
What does living an eco friendly lifestyle mean to you?