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by islanz
Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: When is your birthday
Replies: 261
Views: 81815

January 9th - Ina February 1st - AnnetteR 4th - Nick (Renee) 8th - Lou8 (Lou) 14th- Martin March 2nd - Daisygirl (Julia) 22nd - the.fee.fairy (Fee) April 16th - Timberframer (David) 20th- Manxminx (kerry) 21st - Polly (Mancblue's better half) May 8th - Milims - Helen 23rd - Millymollymandy (Mandy) 2...
by islanz
Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Save cash and save the planet
Replies: 4
Views: 3618

Lots of good tips, I have read parts of it over and over. There was a box about one of my friends too, about eco building, which was pretty cool. I did however find it very british!
by islanz
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Envelopes and stuff
Replies: 16
Views: 6389

Rubbish is such an interesting topic! I am really keen on ways to cut down on what we throw out too. I know I am doing better than some, but could be doing heaps better! We keep all our bottles and containers and eventually most of them are used a few times before they make it to the recycling bin o...
by islanz
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:19 am
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: whatever happened to milk bottles
Replies: 18
Views: 7884

The south island (NZ) only stopped having milk in glass bottles last year. Despite campaigning by the Green Party. They were so much better (and cheaper) than the plastic or card/plastic we can only get now. In Northland I remember buying milk in soft plastic bag type things but they don't seem to h...
by islanz
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: suggestions for the council
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

Good suggestions. Things like this definitly need to be made easier for the general public and more incentives need to be provided whether they be monetary or something else. People should be encouraged to make less rubbish rather than made to feel they are subsidising the people who make a lot of w...
by islanz
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: But what can I do?
Topic: Don't buy flowers from supermarkets
Replies: 14
Views: 5084

I don't understand why people buy flowers at all. Personally picked flowers are so much nicer - whether they be from your garden, the wild (or stolen from someone elses garden). Buying flowers is such a huge waste of money, and it is the gesture of them that count, not the price tag. Flowers in the ...
by islanz
Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello to other self sufficientishers
Replies: 14
Views: 3734

Thanks for all the warm welcomes. Finally put the rubbish out this week! will try to last more than two months this time! We don't accumulate all that many cartons (did you mean plastic or cardboard??) Hardly any card ones and they all go on the fire or the compost bin, or get written on or somethin...
by islanz
Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hello to other self sufficientishers
Replies: 14
Views: 3734

Hello to other self sufficientishers

I’ve been reading this site for a couple of weeks now after stumbling across it. Lots of really interesting stuff! It is good to hear about so many like minded people and ideas. Too bad you are mostly all on the other side of the world! I grew up on a small organic farm aiming to be reasonabl...