Van Life - Trend, or Necessity? The Ugly Truth 2020 1

Van Life In search of a freer, more affordable and adventurous life with fewer monetary stresses and strains, Save the Earth blog contributor Gina Harrison decided to bite the bullet and live full-time in a van. This was a decision that was to change her life beyond recognition. Read on to discover how Gina escaped the…

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Reforestum - An App to Help You Offset Your Carbon Footprint 19

Reforestum: Here at Save the Earth Co-operative, we’re stupendously excited about our brand new Ethical Business Network. It’s a place where businesses with green sensibilities can trade products and services, as well as share ideas and inspiration, with both our ever-growing ethically-minded audience and each other. Of course, without our valued Creator Member Companies, there would be…

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Green Bear - Natural Health, Beauty and Cleaning Solutions 22

Becoming a green consumer has irrefutable benefits and appeal, but for many of us, it’s not always straightforward or cost-effective. Family-run e-commerce company Green Bear UK are striving to change this, manufacturing and distributing natural and eco-friendly products that are kind to the planet, your body AND your pocket. Their website offers a broad range of health and…

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When It’s Broken, Don’t Despair – Visit Your Community Repair! 30

                                                                           Repair Cafes  : Repair and Reuse Projects There’s a rapidly growing movement bucking against the so-called ‘throw-away society’ – community repair or re-use projects like Repair Café / , The Restart Project, Freecycle Network and Freegle. For community repair groups, the idea is that household items like laptops, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, clothing, gardening equipment,…

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Narrowboat

Love or loathe DIY, if you want to turn your husk of a boat (Narrowboat) into a home and you’re on a tight budget, there’s no way of avoiding it. In the third of a series of features chartering aspiring narrowboaters Emma and Saxon’s dream to pursue a more flexible, freer life on the UK’s…

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Narrowboat Dreams-Crunching the Costs 34

In the second of a series of features exploring Emma and Saxon’s journey to live a freer, more eco-friendly lifestyle on a narrowboat, they get to grips with the costs of their proposed new venture, experience their first taste of life on the UK’s canals and commit to a decision which will change their lives…

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Narrowboat

In the first of a series of features following UK couple Emma and Saxon’s quest to live on a narrowboat, they share their experience of the crippling rental market and their compelling motivations as freelancers to break free and live a simpler, greener life- save the earth.   It’s Life, But Not As You Know…

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