What have you done today to lower your impact?

We are washing away the foundations of our existence on every front. It is high time we move from crashing about on the planet like a bull in china shop and find a way to go forward with intent. We must find systems of living based on sustainability. The systems and tools exist, it is up to each of us to adopt them.

Sunday, 15 September 2013


traveling by train is the bees knees!
Due to family obligations Jacqui and I are moving back to the UK. We are sad to put the Hickory phase of our investigations into living more sustainably on hold but there are new opportunities presented for us to explore. We will be living as renters with very little garden space so we are planning on exploring foraging and container gardening. The city of St.Ives, where we hope to settle, has an active local food movement, a thriving farmers market, http://www.stivesfarmersmarket.co.uk/, plenty of fresh local seafood, and the country side is rich with berry filled  hedgerows.
trail side salad of berries and nettles...yummm!

We are both overjoyed that we will once again be car free, trains and buses and our own two feet are more than adequate in most of Britain. We are also happy that we will no longer need health insurance, after all a good chunk of living sustainably is about keeping unnecessary expenses to a minimum.

I am personally quite chuffed about the chance to live by the sea again, I'll be in the market for a used surfboard and a winter wetsuit cause St. Ives gets good waves!

I'll keep you posted about how we get on.