Since having my daughter I've been even more eco-friendly than I was before. I like to think that any little bit I can do is protecting the planet for her lifetime, not just my own. I had a great week this week, in that, both my pepper [capsicum] plant and strawberry plant grew their first fruit/vegetable!! I imagined that these two plants sitting on my kitchen windowsill would be brown and dried by now but I've been very good in keeping them watered, particularly recently when there has been a bit of a heatwave, and cleared of dead leaves.
The Kitchen Gardeners have a great website to help turn your kitchen [balcony, small garden... whatever area you're working with!] into an Eco-Friendly Goddess' dream! Their challenge is to "Feed more people healthier food while preserving and enhancing the health of the planet". They're non-profit and have loads of information to help you on your way as well as forums, groups and blogs to tell you everything you needed to know! They don't stop there, when you have grown your own produce they also have a myriad of recipes so you know what to do with them!
I also want to draw your attention to the fact that it's Recycle Week [21st - 27th June] and it's the perfect opportunity to clear out your cupboard, the shed or attic and give any old, broken or unwanted small electricals the chance to be useful again.
Three out of every four of us have at least one old or unused electrical item in our home which could be recycled to help save precious resources. Many of these items contain important plastics and metals that can be recycled to make new products. For example, just one toaster can provide enough steel to make 25 new cans.