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Do you love having long baths? Can’t stand the thought of buying clothes from charity shops? Do you feel queasy at the thought of using washable nappies?
Which of the eco-tips are a step too far for you?
Unfortunately for me it’s giving up meat. However, I try to source organic or free-range meat, and am looking to switch to locally reared meat as soon as possible.
I am loathed to admit but I do like to read new books – it is something about the experience rather than worrying about the grim of secondhand books. So this will probably remain an exception for me.
I agree with Nick – it’s difficult to give up meat (I’m with you on the free-range and organic too). WHat I’ve tried to do (reasonably successfully) is to cut right down – to once or twice a week.
It started after I gave it up for Lent, whcih was a real test. The good side is that I look forward to and savour meat/fish more now.
I try to only buy organic meat and recently I’ve extended this to MSC fish after my great experience with MSC salmon. As it’s quite pricey (some would say it’s the right price) it forces me to ration the amount I buy and appreciate it more.
That sounds all very well and good and virtuous, but there are just some times when you really need to buy a ready meal or a pepperoni pizza. Or a pork pie. Or a post-pub burger.
Shame on you guys! It’s not that difficult to give up the meat, I’ve been vegan for a while now and am rarely ever tempted to eat meat or dairy products. I know that if I was to eat that sort of food, I would feel so guilty!
I live only a 20 minute cycle ride from work…but i still go by car. I feel really guilty but I just treasure those 20 minute in bed so much! Well at least i share the ride with my partner.
I put down ‘not for me’ on a few things, TV for one because I don’t have one, its Radio all the way. If you eat meat then try not eating as much of it, after all good quality organic meat is great tasting and provides the fertilizer required for organic veg.
I want to stop eating meat 2-3 days a week, but my parents and brother won’t compromise!
oh and also eating seasonably for me. I love tropical fruits and i wouldn’t want to give that up :)
Unfortunately one thing I can’t easily give up is my car. The public transport where we live is not great, sparse bus services only and my working life demands the use of a car for visiting people in their homes – but at least I only work three days per week now so that’s a bit less. I try to offset that by recycling just about everything I can, and by growing my own veg & composting everything. Barely any food waste goes in our bins, ever.
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