Rule 3 of the Norwegian environmental code is to “Fix Everything, Always.” I have been trying to fix as much as possible of my things where possible before considering replacing them. It isn’t stated, but also should really apply to preventative maintenance too. Some things will be fixed by the producer (particularly those products made … More The great spare parts drought
For some strange reason, the most read post I have written on this blog is about Røros. Interestingly enough the post doesn’t even talk about what to do or see in Røros, but about my mistake in taking the train through here (on the way to Oslo) rather than the faster parallel route via Dombås. … More Getting to Røros, and what you can find there
I have been trying to be a conscious consumer in recent years. And part of that includes trying to buy things with the least amount of packaging per volume (within limits of what I actually want to consume). Here’s an example. The unit price of the item is the smaller number in the bottom left … More Mass (packaging) consumption culture?
My initial goal when writing this blog was two fold. It was to investigate: Sustainable transport through attempting to not fly or minimize flying distance. Sustainable food through supporting local producers of food and minimizing the food miles of consumer produce. As an element of coursework for my masters, I should probably try to wrap these up … More On flights, fridges and fishes.
At the top of my list of things to do this morning I had laundry. Doing the laundry is invariably a bit of a pain in my apartment because the laundry is in another building down two flights of stairs and the washing machine requires £1.40 in exact change, which I very rarely have. Hence … More The much awaited sequel to the food map is here!
Courtesy of Nils, I went along this evening to the Liberated Feast. It was not dissimilar from what I expected but pretty incredible considering the premise: that all the food used in the three course sit down dinner was from donations from organic farm producers, fruit & vegetable box distributors, supermarkets and local market sellers. … More The Liberated Feast
Whilst I get bogged down in the details of finding routes across the North Sea and Skaggerak, and simultaneously attempt to contact some friends who I can potentially stay with on the journey home, I will continue the food topic on low transport/sustainable foods. From my food map, there was quite a significant portion of … More Uncategorised foods