June 25, 2012

sustainable thinking – quotes

“The kids probably won’t remember that you gave them a fire engine one time for their birthday. But they will remember the time you spent with them to go see a fire engine.” “There’s only one way to take a four year old on vacation. You have to take her when she’s four years old.“
May 17, 2012

Be less stuff centered

A while ago I read an article by Annie Leonard, author of the book ‘the story of stuff’. She writes that she gets accused of being against stuff. That accusation/question is often raised when prospective customers ring me. They are afraid that we will make them throw out everything. We don’t and we won’t and you shouldn’t let us. What we do is asking lots of (sometimes confronting) questions and raising awareness about what’s needed and what’s just wanted. With […]
May 7, 2011

Sort your fridge

Did you know it takes just 7 min to sort and clean one shelf in the fridge? So don’t be scared of your fridge. It helps when you have some categories going on in the fridge; label your shelves so everyone in the family knows. For example, Top shelf: mine is the meat chiller – and I store chocolates there in a separate container First shelf: all condiments, opened food, leftovers Second shelf: breakfast and sandwich ingredients Third shelf: bottles […]
May 4, 2010

Free the dinner table

Over the last week I have been following Jamie Oliver on Twitter and his mission to educate people so they can feed their kids sustainable food. One commentator on a blog wrote at length about Jamie’s astonishment when he found out, that there are a lot of kids in America growing up not using knives and forks to eat. For them food is always finger food. I found this quiet shocking too and I don’t think that we here in […]