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    Ways to reduce outgoings (and be healthier and happier). Please send us more ideas.

    Give up (or cut down on):

    Take up (or do more):

    cigarettes exercise
    paying to watch sport playing sport
    commuting by car walking or cycling to work; working from home
    branded clothes shopping second-hand shopping; knitting; sewing; making clothes
    buying booze making beer, wine or cider
    supermarket food shopping growing veg; planting fruit trees & bushes; keeping chickens or bees; growing herbs; join or start a food co-op
    buying jewellery making jewellery
    employing tradespeople DIY
    buying furniture making furniture
    air conditioning opening the window
    buying cleaning products making cleaning products
    bottled water tap water
    sunbeds and spray tans sunbathing
    leisure time in shopping centres leisure time in nature
    gambling baking bread (or just anything but gambling)
    buying soaps & skincare products making soaps & skincare products
    buying art making art
    buying music making music
    X-factor singing
    reality TV reality
    TV reading & socialising
    theme park or package overseas holidays camping holidays in real nature, or WWOOFing
    hotels couchsurfing
    electric toothbrushes toothbrushes
    golf walking
    ready meals & processed food cooking & juicing or raw food
    gadgets energy saving
    driving cycling
    flying not flying
    computer games sports
    credit card credit union
    tumble dryers hanging washing out
    buying xmas & birthday presents making xmas & birthday presents
    ironing not ironing
    proprietary software free / open source software
    bank charges mutual credit

    There’s a crash coming – a slap from Mother Nature. This isn’t pessimistic; it’s realistic.

    The human impact on nature and on each other is accelerating and needs systemic change to reverse.

    We’re not advocating poverty, or a hair-shirt existence. We advocate changes that will mean better lives for almost everyone.

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