What YOU can do about the climate crisis

How can we act on the continuing bad news on the climate crisis? Ideally, to keep within a 1.5 degree rise in global temperature, climate gas emissions should start to go down in the next year or two and be cut globally by 45% by 2030. Even this is not safe, as we are...

Re-thinking personal hygiene STUFF

Personally speaking… Christmas is coming and the toiletries manufacturers are gearing up for mass sales of soaps, creams and other personal lotions and potions.  Most will have expensive packaging and be made with a cornucopia of chemicals. A few TTL friends...
A guide to electric cars

A guide to electric cars

Types of electric cars   Fully electric cars (EV) These are cars that run entirely on electricity.  Instead of an engine, they have an electric motor that gets its power from on-board batteries, which you charge by plugging the car into a power source.  Extra...
Let your garden go!

Let your garden go!

Julia Waterlow discovers that doing less in the garden can reap greater rewards for everyone. For some years now I have been leaving a large part of my small lawn un-mown.  The result has been a really lovely patch of long grasses and wildflowers that appear without...