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    Ethical.net is a collaborative platform for discovering and sharing ethical alternatives, whether purchasing from a social enterprise, thrift shopping, or learning how to fix your old phone instead of buying a new one. They aim to make ethical the new normal.

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    Sustainable funerals: Part 2 – with Ethical.net

    Sarah Young 05-May-2021

    Are you planning for a green funeral? Our friends at Ethical.net continue to explore sustainable funeral options, including green burials, coffins, burial sites, wakes and more. Read more

    Sustainable funerals: Part 1 – with Ethical.net

    Sarah Young 30-Apr-2021

    With green funeral options on the rise, our friends at Ethical.net explore what to consider when it comes to sustainable funerals, focusing on more sustainable cremation options in this first instalment. Read more

    A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets: Part 3

    Sarah Young 01-Apr-2021

    Our friends at Ethical.net share what to look for in local food and drink in their guide to farmers’ market shopping, plus how else to access sustainable produce from local producers. Read more

    A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets: Part 2

    Sarah Young 18-Mar-2021

    In the second instalment of A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets, Elizabeth Waddington of Ethical.net explores how to find and what to expect at your local farmers’ market, as well as how to ensure your shop is as affordable as possible. Read more

    A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets: Part 1

    Sarah Young 10-Mar-2021

    Not sure how to make the most of your local farmers’ market? In the first part of A beginners’ guide to farmers’ markets, Elizabeth Waddington of Ethical.net sets out how and why shopping at your local farmers’ market can make a real and positive difference. Read more

    How to start a community garden: Part 3

    Sarah Young 25-Feb-2021

    In the final instalment of how to start a community garden with Ethical.net, it’s time to address the key issues of planning and design, as well as how to make sure it’s sustainable in every way. Read more

    How to start a community garden: Part 2

    Sarah Young 17-Feb-2021

    We explore the nuts and bolts of how to start a community garden with Ethical.net, this time tackling finding a site and first steps towards sourcing funding. Read more

    How to start a community garden: Part 1

    Sarah Young 10-Feb-2021

    With the UK lockdown ongoing, many of us will be dreaming of days when we can once again be out and about and active in our local community. With this in mind, we share a series from Ethical.net exploring how to start a community garden. Read more

    Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 3

    Sarah Young 06-Jan-2021

    Keen to plan ahead to make the most of seasonal produce this year? We share a season-by-season exploration of food preservation methods, in a last instalment from our friends at Ethical.net. Read more

    Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 2

    Sarah Young 17-Dec-2020

    From drying and canning to pickling, bottling and more, Ethical.net share a second instalment of food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce throughout the year. Read more

    Food preservation methods to make the most of seasonal produce: Part 1

    Sarah Young 02-Dec-2020

    Keen to make the most of seasonal produce? We learn about the what and why of traditional food preservation methods with Ethical.net, beginning with the humble larder and root cellar. Read more

    Great ways to reduce plastic use in your home: Part 3 – around the home

    Sarah Young 04-Nov-2020

    Explore how to reduce plastic use in the kitchen, living area, bedroom, bathroom and even the garden, with the help of our friends at Ethical.net. Read more

    Great ways to reduce plastic use in your home: Part 2 – cleaning products and toiletries

    Sarah Young 28-Oct-2020

    The second instalment on plastic reduction from Ethical.net takes us through cutting plastic use in our cleaning products and toiletries, with a focus on making your own using the simplest of recipes. Read more

    Great ways to reduce plastic use in your home: Part 1 – what and why

    Sarah Young 21-Oct-2020

    Are you struggling to reduce plastic use in your home? In this first instalment from Ethical.net, we learn why we should be aiming to reduce our plastic use, why recycling isn’t enough and how to get started reducing food-related plastic waste. Read more

    Sustainable alternatives to garden lawns: Part 2

    Sarah Young 07-Oct-2020

    In this second look at sustainable alternatives to garden lawns, we hear from our friends at Ethical.net about growing your own food, keeping the kids happy and more. Read more

    Sustainable alternatives to garden lawns: Part 1

    Sarah Young 30-Sep-2020

    From herbs to moss and more, we share a first instalment from our friends at Ethical.net about sustainable alternatives to garden lawns. Read more

    A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 4: foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi

    Sarah Young 15-Jul-2020

    From greengages to giant puffballs, in the final instalment of a beginner’s guide to foraging, our friends at Ethical.net tackle the task of foraging for fruits, nuts and fungi. Read more

    A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 3: foraging on the coast

    Sarah Young 08-Jul-2020

    Part 3 of the beginner’s guide to foraging introduces us to foraging on the coast, covering everything from marsh samphire to mussels and much more in between. Read more

    A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 2: common edible weeds and wild plants

    Sarah Young 01-Jul-2020

    In Part 2 of a beginner’s guide to foraging from our friends at Ethical.net, we learn which common edible weeds and wild plants can make their way to our plates. Read more

    A beginner’s guide to foraging – Part 1: the basics of foraging

    Sarah Young 24-Jun-2020

    We share a first instalment of a beginner’s guide to foraging from our friends at Ethical.net, starting with the basics of when and where, and the importance of safety and sustainability. Read more

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