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Anna Pitt

My top 10 tips for Zero Waste Champions

By Anna Pitt / September 12, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’ve worked for several years now as a “Love Food Hate Waste Champion” for Oxfordshire County Council. However, earlier this year I left Oxfordshire for pastures new and was very sorry not to be continuing with this role. I met up with Becky from the waste management team to share some of the issues I’ve…

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Anna’s ZWW – Day 5

By Anna Pitt / September 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

I’m really glad that this Zero Waste Week is showing the connection between reducing waste and the climate crisis. I think a lot of people would agree with me that life has got a bit manic. “I’m so busy”. Being busy is often cited as the reason people waste stuff. I have often thought that…

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Anna’s ZWW – Day 4

By Anna Pitt / September 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Climate change in your bathroom! This is the biggest struggle for me. I seam to accumulate packaging in the bathroom. The best thing I did in my efforts at greening up our home was to put a recycling container on my landing so that it saved me time sorting out the bathroom bin. Last year,…

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Anna’s ZWW – Day 3

By Anna Pitt / September 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

OMG I think I’m contributing to that 30bn of unused clothes with my wardrobe. I’ve really noticed lately that I wear very few of my clothes. So today I’m going to think about what to keep and what should go. I had a good long look at what was in there and I have three…

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Anna’s ZWW – Day 2

By Anna Pitt / September 3, 2019 / 0 Comments

Yay! Today is all about food and how to lower our impact by taking a look at our food choices. The great thing is… it is so easier to reduce your food waste. It saves money as well as saving on carbon footprint and it is a really enjoyable change to make. This was among…

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Anna’s ZWW – Day 1

By Anna Pitt / September 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

“Please don’t leave before we’ve had a chance to have a chat about something else. There’s a question, I’ve been longing to ask you.” I was at the opening night of an exhibition that I’d put together for our local history archive. (You see I don’t only talk rubbish!) I’d been answering questions all night…

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Sustainable fabrics and how to find them

By Anna Pitt / July 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

It ought to be a simple question. Is this fabric sustainable? But of course, as always, there’s more to it than just finding out what our clothes are made from. I co-hosted an RSA Sustainable Households subgroup workshop with Nicola Mansfield, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Fashion at the University of Westminster. During the workshop we…

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Sharing the love(ly food)

By Anna Pitt / May 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Olio Your bags are packed, and you are off on your long-awaited holiday. But wait! You realise you have half a lettuce, two tomatoes, half a packet of cheese and a bit of cucumber left in your fridge. Oh, and half a pint of milk too and half a loaf of bread. Years ago almost…

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About biodegradable plastic

By Anna Pitt / May 31, 2019 / 2 Comments

  Are you noticing a trend towards bio degradable packaging? Thinking about joining in? If so, read this first to make sure you are not just adding to a problem rather than finding a solution. You probably know that traditional plastic is made of oil. Plastic is a very versatile, durable and cheap material. It…

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how to host your own disco soup

How to host your own DISCO soup

By Anna Pitt / April 7, 2019 / 0 Comments

Want to hold your own DISCO SOUP event? Here are some links that will tell you all about it. We like this video from Feedback: Feedback have produced a toolkit to help you run your event. You can get that here.   And Slow Food has put together this instruction booklet of how to run…

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