Monday, 3 December 2018

Going Green #22 - Dec 2018

Welcome to Going Green.  This is the place to promote all your green, sustainable, environmental, seasonal, local, organic, fair trade, ethical etc posts ... basically any post that helps or inspires readers to preserve and improve our beautiful world.  If you are not sure what subjects would be good or need some ideas have a look here where you'll find all the details about the linky >>> Going Green Linky.

Green Christmas

2018 has seen somewhat of a shift in the awareness of issues such as plastic pollution and deforestation for products such as palm oil.  People are slowly beginning to make the connection between their lifestyles and Climate Change and, critically, that Climate Change will affect us all, not just someone else far away.

But then along comes Christmas and big businesses go all out with their expensive adverts and shops and online websites packed to the rafters with STUFF, all there with the message that buying more will bring us all so much festive happiness.

Sorry, but I don't buy it (literally) and I hope you don't either.  Let's take Christmas back from big businesses who care nothing for the planet and only to further their profits and let's have a simpler Christmas.  Buy some presents but from small, local and family businesses, buy experiences not more clutter and overall spend less money on your loved ones but more time with them.  Or try your hand at making things.

Are you with me? Please do share these images if you are.

Dare to be different this Christmas

Support small businesses

My picks from Going Green Nov 2018

Thank you to everyone who linked up last month and what a great range of posts you gave us.  An A-Z of everything from Airbnb hosts upcycling their decor to zero waste ideas and lots in between.  It never makes it easy for me to choose favourites to feature here but here goes!

  • Cider vinegar is a really useful product and Carol from Comfort Spring shows us how we can make it at home.

  • Lacey from Home and Harrow also showed us how to make something, this time dusting spray for cleaning. That is certainly not something I had previously thought of making.

Please do head over and read these if you missed them last link up - they are all great posts.

Going Green is a subject I believe in with a passion I hope, that with your help, this little linky will go from strength to strength.  Please link up to 3 posts, old or new and let's work together to spread the word that Going Green is both important but also easy.  Please promote the linky on all your social media channels and amongst all your friends. Thank you 💚.

Before you link up may I just remind you of 3 of the "rules":

  • Link up a maximum of THREE posts - any more will be deleted (sorry)
  • Please can you include my badge (preferably) or a link back to A Green and Rosie Life.
  • This is a blog link so in order for us all to benefit please comment on a minimum of three other blogs in the link up, ideally including the one in front of you, one my host posts and at least one other ... the more you comment the more others are likely to visit your blog.

If you share your posts using the hashtag #GoingGreen and I will RT you etc.  I will also add posts with suitable vertical pins to my Going Green Linky board on Pinterest.

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Thanks for visiting and I look forward to reading all your linked up green posts.


  1. Thank you for hosting this wonderful party! Merry Christmas! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. thanks for featuring my apple cider vinegar - a geat way to start the week!

  3. Hi Rosie,
    Thanks so much for featuring article on Creative Ways to Recycle in your home and for hosting the wonderful and informative blog hop every month.
    Have a healthy happy & blessed Christmas and holiday season.

  4. This is a great hop! Thanks for hosting and featuring my post!

  5. This is such an awesome idea!! And thanks for linking everyone else as well :)