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SUSTAINABILITY

What is Sustainability?

  • able to be maintained at a certain rate or level.
  • a societal goal that broadly aims for humans to safely co-exist on planet Earth over a long time.
  • Development that meets the needs of the present without jeopardising the needs of those in the future.

Sustainability: The use of the ecosystem and ecosystem services in such a way as to allow a community or society to operate indefinitely resilient to external changes / shocks.

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Food Waste Revolution

We are optimising the collection and compliance of your food waste recycling. If you are a small- to medium-sized enterprise that generates food waste, or you are responsible for collecting or processing the food waste, then we want to support you. 

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How to reduce household waste

Simpler

  • Buy less stuff that creates waste in the first place. 
  • Buy cheap, buy twice.
  • Glass is reusable and washable.
  • Care of disposable items.
  • Some brands use less / no packaging.
  • Buy local / markets etc. You can actually talk to people.
  • Buy bulk.
  • Take your canvas bag to the supermarket 
  • Take your container of eggs with you.
  • Delivery food has a lot of packaging. 
  • Local farmer box or something.
  • Think before hitting that “Buy” button on Amazon.

Smarter

  • Purchase with recycling in mind.
  • Re-fill things. Surface area to volume area scaling.
  • Ask your car supplier what will happen at the end of life.
  • Where can you recycle batteries locally?
  • How repairable is what you are about to buy?

Sustainable

  • Recycle stuff yourself, if not then recycle locally.
  • One person’s trash is another’s treasure.
  • Give stuff away, but only consumables
  • Have a well organized storage system at home- then you can store, not hoard.
  • Compost to a warm or cold compost bin.
  • Buy food and nutritional supplements from companies who design sustainable packaging https://linktr.ee/revivemyhealt 
  • Yoghurt pots cut-up for plant labels, or to plant seedlings
  • Cook just enough for those eating.
  • Cardboard-Re-use for returns, eBay, etc., If plain and simple compost it, Give it kids to play with.
  • Know what you can recycle locally.
  • Perhaps creating Biochar from plastic is an option.
  • Styrofoam cup recycling:  Liquify it with acetone. Mould something cool with what’s left.
  • Lobby to ban single use plastics, maybe through Citizens’ Climate Lobby.
  • Electronics-Is there a small appliance recycling bin somewhere?
  • Look for someone local to fix your electronic stuff.
  • Be brave, try and fix it yourself. Ask here.
  • Buy durable appliances, maybe https://www.miele.com or https://numatic.co.uk
  •  Do recycle batteries properly, they can be quite toxic. 
ecovillage
ecovillages

An ecovillage is a consciously planned, community-based settlement that is designed to promote sustainable living, social cohesion, and a harmonious relationship with the environment. These communities typically prioritize ecological and social sustainability, incorporating eco-friendly practices, self-sufficiency, and a strong sense of community while striving to minimize their impact on the planet.


A model ecovillage not only promotes climate resiliency but also acts as a beacon of hope and a living example of how individuals and communities can make a positive impact on our planet’s future.

Below you will find seven essential qualities of a model ecovillage.

Self-Sufficiency: A model ecovillage should aim for self-sufficiency in terms of energy, water, and food production. This includes renewable energy sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines, efficient water harvesting and recycling systems, and organic farming practices.

Low Carbon Footprint: The ecovillage should prioritize low-impact, eco-friendly construction materials and techniques. Residents should have access to electric vehicles and public transportation, reducing the need for individual cars and minimizing carbon emissions.

Resilient Infrastructure: The infrastructure of the ecovillage should be designed to withstand the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events and rising sea levels. This may involve elevated housing, flood-resistant construction, and stormwater management systems.

Biodiversity Conservation: Model ecovillages should work to protect and enhance local biodiversity. This may include the preservation of natural habitats, reforestation efforts, and the creation of green spaces for both recreational and ecological purposes.

Community Engagement: Building a strong sense of community is crucial. Residents should be actively involved in decision-making, and there should be regular community meetings to address concerns and set goals for the village’s future. Inclusivity, diversity, and equity should be emphasized.

Education and Training: The ecovillage should serve as an educational hub for sustainable living. Workshops and training programs should be available to residents and visitors to teach them about sustainable farming, renewable energy, waste reduction, and climate resiliency strategies.

Demonstration and Advocacy: The model ecovillage should actively engage with neighboring communities and governments to advocate for sustainable policies and practices. It should be a source of inspiration and a demonstration of the benefits of a low-carbon, resilient lifestyle.