Category: Lifestyle

REfUSE pop-up cafe tackles food waste

REfUSE, a pop-up cafe in Durham, rescues surplus food and serves up delicious meals to the public rather than see it go to waste. Newcastle is celebrating its annual Restaurant Week...

Green Energy Cycles

I put an electric bicycle through its paces on the hills around Hexham, and consider the benefits of e-bikes. Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m a fair...

The Green Electricity Conundrum

What exactly is ‘green electricity’ and is it a low carbon energy source? When I bought my house 10 years ago, it came with an electric central heating system. It...

A Diary of Zero Waste Week

Taking part in this year’s Zero Waste Week, I report on just how hard it is to drastically reduce household waste. For thousands of years, prehistoric people discarded waste in...

A Greener Way to Go

I visit two green burial sites in the North East to discover what makes an environmentally friendly funeral. I was encouraged to consider my own funeral arrangements when making a...

Cycling in the City

Nearly 5,000 cyclists take to the traffic-free streets of Newcastle and Gateshead for the third annual Sky Ride. It was a relief to see the sun shining this morning. I’m...

Happy Organic!

Combining healthy seasonal and organic food with eco-friendly practices, Happy Organic in Cleadon is certified as one of the region’s most sustainable cafes. ‘Organic is the only way to go,’...

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