2009 might seem like a long time ago now for many, but at the time it marked a sea change in rethinking about thrifty living, as the UK Labour boom years were followed by the economic collapse and eco crises of 2008-2010. Wartime spirit is now upon us, in the last couple of years reusable bags are adorning shopping trolleys and 'Keep Calm and Carry On' has been adapted for every possible scenario. As such many people are sick of being lectured to. Some are self-proclaimed hippies who have lived thriftily all their lives while others look on with a 'I'm-not-drinking-that-hemp-smoothie' look in their eyes. Whilst it's true that living like this would save a lot of energy, it is also unrealisitic for many. Which is where Anna Shepard, self-proclaimed 'eco-worrier'. Giving tips on saving energy at home, in the office, and at Christmas and parties, Shepard's tips appear easy to put into practice. I wonder if many people aren't already putting these ideas into practice. An informative read and a Mrs-Beeton-style household Bible for the green age!
How Green Are My Wellies?: Small Steps And Giant Leaps To Green Living With Style (Anna Shepard), Pub. 2009, is available from Amazon for £5.99
Carpe Diem xx