Ethical Christmas Guide 2020

Would you like to make your Christmas more ethical?  There are great resources in Ethical Consumer Magazine’s Christmas Guide.  Find out about the best alternatives to Amazon for online shopping, the most ethical High Street shops, low impact presents, alternative gift ideas, having a plastic-free Christmas, avoiding palm oil, and vegan Christmas food! My own […]

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Rebellion Resolutions

How about setting yourself some ethical and sustainable goals for 2019, using the form at Rebellion Resolutions?   I’ve done it, and although I could tick a lot of the boxes as ‘already doing that’, there are some  goals that I’ve chosen for this year – e.g. reducing my use of supermarkets.  Most of our household […]

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Supporting shelterbox.org

The £5 donations for our last half-dozen new customers have been given to the great charity Shelterbox, which helps provide emergency shelter for refugees and those made homeless by natural disasters.   I heard about Shelterbox via last week’s Radio 4 Appeal!

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Ethical Christmas Guide

Those helpful souls at Ethical Consumer Magazine have put together a really useful online guide to having an ethical Christmas. The guide covers the best highstreet shops to choose (would you have guessed that WH Smith was a good ethical choice?), online shopping (especially alternatives to Amazon), and non-shopping ideas, such as homemade gifts, giving […]

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Top five companies to avoid

Here’s the latest from Ethical Consumer magazine. A new assessment of the top five companies to avoid: Amazon, Asda, Nestle, Coca Cola and Tesco. The first three score 0/20 in Ethical Consumer magazine’s ethical rating system, and the last two get a score of 1.5/20. To read more about why these companies are considered so […]

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Easy to Use WordPress Redirection Plugin

Here’s a really useful WordPress plugin that you might want to use if moving your website to WordPress from some other system.    When you move from another website publishing system (e.g. plain html or some other CMS) your URLs will probably change, e.g. from http://mysite.com/index.cfm?pageid=care-of-lamas to http://mysite.com/care-of-lamas/ The redirection tool in Cpanel is very […]

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