I think I first heard of Reel gardening in 2010. It is such a genius idea that I found myself half wishing I’d come up with of that it had been invented in my 20s. Most you know that I tried several times to start a garden when I was living in the city but failed each time. That often I couldn’t even tend well to my herb pots that lived on my first flat’s window seal. If you have little space in your come (hello flat/city dwellers) ot that yu want to start small then I have just the thing for you.
Posts Tagged ‘Doing your bit’
April 29, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
March 25, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
Saturday, as we all know, was Earth Hour day. The lovely Pop Princess penned a little post on that with a few ideas on what people could do between 8:30PM and 9:30PM while their lights were off. Not only did I enjoy the post but I also found it quite useful, which got me thinking about environment conservation and green efforts in general.
March 22, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
It’s that time again for Earth Hour! Tomorrow night at exactly 8:30PM we are all urged to turn off our lights for an hour in aid of the WWF’s campaign against climate change. I wasn’t all that excited (would have turned the lights of and played with my niece and nephew by candlelight) until I saw the Earth hour campaign. It’s filled with great Ideas and suggestion on what one can do during the hour (or more) with the lights off.
February 25, 2013 by the Sleep Walker
Life has become one fast-paced roller coaster; for some reason we’ve all come to interpret living as constantly moving. Life means getting the next thing and our default setting being “Go.” There is very little appreciation for the small things like waking up in the morning, listening to the rain as it hits the window or the sun on your face. I remember being constantly tired when I was still a mover in the corporate circles. A constant lingering tiredness that I carried a “part of life.”
September 3, 2012 by the Sleep Walker
Today marks the beginning of National Book Week — a week long event that’s put together by the Department of Arts and Culture in association with the SA Book Development Council. This event takes place every first week of September and coincides with International Literacy week on the 8th of September.
August 13, 2012 by the Sleep Walker
“Greenpeace Africa is the direct offshoot of a movement that began in 1971 with a group of people outraged by the US government’s intention to do nuclear testing at Amchitka, a tiny island off Alaska.
Today, that outrage is focussed on the cradle of humankind: Africa. We are actively working in South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal; the countries with the most urgent environmental issues – climate change, over-fishing and the destruction of the all-important rainforests- issues that affect the entire continent”
July 30, 2012 by the Sleep Walker
Glass is one of the easiest items to recycle. It also takes a considerably less time to that most waste to break down. I advocate recycling above everything but reusing is a big part of the three Rs. It also takes much less energy that the process of recycling. I think the hip and the young (er) also call it upcycling.
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April 23, 2012 by the Sleep Walker
I hope you had a wonderful Earth day yesterday and that you participated in an act of Earth appreciation. If you did I’d be delighted to see your pictures and to read about your events, please do send me links.
This coming Wednesday is going to be World Malaria Day and I find myself asking “what can I do?” “What can I contribute to the fight?”
April 16, 2012 by the Sleep Walker
This coming Sunday, the 22nd of April, is going to be Earth day. You are forgiven if you didn’t know about it until now, as it’s not well publicised here at home. I personally think it should have been a made a mainstream media priority because that’s what people respond to. Though I believe that the pro-Earth fight should be a daily undertaking, I will not argue the effectiveness of annual events, but it doesn’t mean much when people don’t know about the day.
March 19, 2012 by the Sleep Walker
Happy Human Rights week!
When your child asks you “mum, where does milk come from” I expect that you say it comes from cows, right? Your older child who is more aware might jokingly dispute that and say your milk comes from the local supermarket. I suppose you’d both be right. But there is a greater picture of how products are made and how they make their way to you — it’s a long way from a cow to your local supermarket. That’s what I want to discuss this week.