To explore the world of occasioning we enter a world of claim and counter-claim, fact and a great deal of fiction. Some arguments are laid out below as we try to minimise the ecological impact of our food consumption habits in the Allertons.
Food miles for determining environmental impact is increasingly questioned as misleading, and certainly difficult to calculate.
Two commonly used examples:
Low energy light bulbs are here to stay and switching is easy and relatively cheap.
A way of getting rid of items which other people may value.
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of almost 5000 groups with over 6 million members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and thus keeping good stuff out of landfills.