Category: Lifestyle

No Time to Waste

Newcastle’s Waste Commission publishes final recommendations and the City Council sets to work implementing ambitious waste strategy. Last year, Newcastle City Council set up a task force to consider how...

E-bike Diary – Summer

It’s nearly a year since I bought my e-bike. My partner skeptically assumed it was just an expensive toy, but I’ve surprised her, and myself! Regular readers will already know...

Wise on Waste

Newcastle City Council’s waste task force considers how to reduce rubbish and improve recycling rates. Christmas is a reminder of just how capable we all are of generating waste. Lots...

Minimalism and Peak Stuff

Could a rise in enthusiasm for minimalist living signal that western society is nearing ‘Peak Stuff’? I’ve been intrigued by the rise of references to minimalism in the media over...

Freewheeling in Newcastle

Cycle training is a key ingredient in promoting sustainable travel, as I discovered on two cycle courses for adults. Readers will know I’m a big fan of utility cycling, and...

Transform your commute with an e-bike

Can electric bikes make sustainable commuting more attractive? After a week’s trial of an e-bike I’ve found that cycling to work can be both easy and enjoyable. Wednesday is ‘Cycle to...

OLIO : The Food Sharing Revolution

OLIO, the food sharing smartphone app, launches in Newcastle to help reduce food waste. Yesterday was our village summer fete and as usual I helped out with the tombola stand. The...

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