Thursday, April 19, 2018

Free Zero Waste Talk

Starting my Zero waste journey was one of the best decisions that I have made. I learned about Zero Waste a few years ago and I remember that something about it really hit home. I was inspired when I watched badass ladies like Bea Johnson and Lauren Singer living purposefully and doing game changing things, mainly living to the max whilst producing a jam jar’s worth of rubbish in a year. They talked about the benefits of simplifying and living their values. I was hooked. But I wasn’t sure if it was possible. It seemed like a really daunting task and a huge mountain to climb. But if I have learned anything through being a climber, it is that you don’t climb a mountain in one. You climb it step by step , move by move until you finally suddenly find yourself at the top.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

How to shop Zero Waste and a few essentials to help you along the way

The biggest part of plastic rubbish when I started my Zero Waste journey came from my food shopping. Literally, everything is wrapped in plastic if your standard shop happens to be in one of the UK’s supermarkets. Meat, cheese, vegetables, fruit, seeds and nuts- whatever you buy on a weekly basis, chances are that it will come wrapped in plastic which is unrecyclable and goes straight into landfill. I have noticed a huge reduction in my trash when I swapped to Zero Waste shopping. How did I do it? With a few trusty essentials and the help of local shops, I can now buy most of my food completely package free or in recyclable packaging in those rare cases where I can’t get my hands on bulk produce.  

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Best places to climb in North Wales for beginners

I have spent quite a bit of time in North Wales recently even though I have only come for the first time last August. Before that, I was always keen to explore Scotland or other places as Wales didn't sound that exciting. (I am very much ashamed of that now!). I guess you could say that I was stuck in an adventure rut a little bit. It is easier to do things and go somewhere you know, right? But after spending some time learning to trad climb last summer in North Wales, it didn’t take me long to get utterly and completely hooked. Because no matter if your chosen climbing discipline is sport, trad or bouldering- there is just so much of it. And if you strive to be a Jack of All Trades like I do and have a go at all three, well, there is a lifetime of quality climbing just in North Wales alone.