Ok so I've skipped a Happy Planet Challenge. No crazy excuses. As you know life gets pretty busy from time to time, work, our friends and family need us more at times than others. Sometimes an extra challenge in our lives may not be the best place to focus our energy. I try when I can and I'm always making little efforts towards a happier planet with or without my challenges! Recycle, reuse and reduce where possible.
The last challenge, if you remember was 'No Meat Mondays and Wednesdays'. I did it! Not as hard as I thought. I did almost slip up a couple of times remembering at the last minute. Good timing from Holly over at Vegan and Vintage, she posted these yummy vegan recipes. And I also helped myself through with Becka's yummy hommus I have mentioned before. What I didn't realise before now was how much tuna I eat. A lot! I missed tuna the most on the days with no meat. Although I think it was a bit to do with my mind wanting what it couldn't have! A no meat day once a week is something I will try to keep up. And I'm cutting back on tuna.
For Happy Planet - Challenge 5 I will be creating (and trialing) a Happy Planet Cleaning Kit for around our home. I have found some SUPER information on different products to make over here and here. Currently I buy some eco cleaning products but know I should be stepping up my efforts in this area. If you can make your own products that work, save money and are good for the environment what could be better! I'm looking forward to this (as much as one can look forward to cleaning) and hoping to have lots of success. What have you tried and what works for you? I would love to know.