DIY Bees Wax ‘Cling Film’ 

For a plastic-free lunch.  You’re in the mountains so you need a packed-lunch. A sandwich is easiest to make and you want to wrap it up in something lightweight. Your lunchbox is a little bulky and excessively heavy. What do you wrap it in ? Cling Film ? Foil ? NO ! Here is a better option: a bees wax wrap — water-resistant & zero-waste … Continue reading DIY Bees Wax ‘Cling Film’ 

Spices of Sri Lanka 

We’ve arrived in Sri Lanka – a tropical paradise 🏝. There are great waves, beautiful beaches, awesome fruit trees and delicious S P I C Y food ! 🌶 In fact, Sri Lanka is known for its high quality spices, including clove, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, curry leaves and much more ! We’re in Midigama, located on the Southern tip of the island. We’re staying in … Continue reading Spices of Sri Lanka 

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Preface to The Zero Waste Voyage 

Check out my new website The ‘Zero Waste’ Lifestyle is all about limiting trash, and in particular single-use plastic. This holds true for a wide array of things we consume in our every day lives— food in our kitchens, products in our bathrooms, clothes in our wardrobe, office supplies at work … Unless we were to become hunter-gatherers living in tree houses with boar skin … Continue reading Preface to The Zero Waste Voyage 

Cheap, lean, sustainable meat from Hawaii to Europe

Last December while on the Big Island of Hawai’i I got the opportunity to do something rather special. Here is the story: At 8 am sharp my friend Ann called me from Puna, a district about 40 minutes away from the centre of town  –  one of the hippiest towns in the world. “I have a 200 pound boar in the cage, do you and … Continue reading Cheap, lean, sustainable meat from Hawaii to Europe

Sustainability at University

I entered a survey for a chance to win 500£, I got carried away with the last question: Do you have any suggestions on what actions you would like to see your university / college take to improve its performance on sustainable development? Universities should require a mandatory undergraduate level: Outdoor ‘meet and greet course’ over a week-long backpacking expedition, one where young adults get … Continue reading Sustainability at University

Hawaii month 3!

Week-end  highlights.  One of the best week-ends yet was an invitation hike some of the prettiest waterfalls on the Big Island: Rainbow falls. We hiked along the lava rock, dropped our bags off and then meandered up the waterfalls, climbing, jumping in the water, climbing and jumping back into these beautiful pools . On the way back we got poured on, just like one would … Continue reading Hawaii month 3!

Hawaii Month 2- Food Forest visit

Unfortunately my research got very busy, and I haven’t had time to write my weekly blog posts, but these are some pictures of a memorable week-end at my friend Geoff and Lyn’s agroforestry farm in Puna. Over the years, they have developed the most incredible food forest. And with their hard work, although weeding is still a tedious weekly chore, they have significantly suppressed the weeds … Continue reading Hawaii Month 2- Food Forest visit

Hawaii Week 4!

The end of week four was a little frightening as I realised that I have already been here for a month. My research is moving along slowly and I still haven’t sent out my research proposal to my advisors for review. I’m working on the methodologies, and finding it extremely hard to explain how I am going to project the research site in the future … Continue reading Hawaii Week 4!