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Where to shop?

As a Christian I really want the way I live to have consistency, no Sunday only behaviour for me, well that’s the theory. So right now I’m considering the whole issue of where I buy my food and household items and so that puts supermarkets

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Can't beat em join em

Well I’m off to hug a tree. You wait for ages for supermarkets to do something responsible then two come along at once. If Marks & Spencer’s green announcement wasn’t enough then Tesco have followed suit with this package of green measures. The only thing

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Blogger problems

Sorry for the lack of posts but getting this message constantly “Could not connect to Blogger.com. Saving and publishing may fail. Test connection now.” Grrr. Will try and resolve it so I can post more regularly. If anyone knows why it happens…pleeeease tell me

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At last a responsible supermarket?

Sometimes life can be a bit confusing can’t it? I’m reading ‘Shopped’ by Joanna Blythman which is a pretty damning (let me revise that), utterly damning report on the damage the control of supermarkets is having on our nations health, economy and culture. M and

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What else to do?

Had a conversation with a friend of mine, Dave, today and we wandered into ethical living territory and it seems him and his wife Esther have made huge strides in making their lifestyle more sustainable. I wondered aloud about the options available to me –

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Does buying anti-consumerism books count?

I’ve just come back from a weekend with my wife’s family (her dad died a year ago) and on the way home we stopped at Booktown (aka Hay-on-Wye) for my annual pilgrimage. On a wet, windy January day on the Wales-England border browsing the shelves

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Losing the art of living together

I was reading Grand Designs in bed this morning (it was their ‘save the planet in style’ issue) and came across a piece about eco-development BedZED in London. Right at the end Pooran Desai one of the developers who lives there said, “Probably the best

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HSBC open minded on Consumerism

Consumerism is the defining word of our times but we’re mostly ambivalent about it and those with vested interests are taking note. How do I know all this, well the notion is appearing in adverts of all places and that is counter-subversive to say the