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sustainability a-z part 2

Nature loves changing. The humble caterpillar transforms into a beautiful butterfly. A tiny acorn turns into a gigantic oak tree. And then there's the weather...

March - SNOW April - SUMMER A confused nation walks around in it's big coat and flip flops

Inspired by nature (and the clever lot at Do Nation) we've been thinking of some changes we could make to help look after it. We shared a few of them last month, and then left you on the edge of your seats, wondering just what might come after H. The wait is finally over, and it turns out it's I.

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insulate to accumulate

Your loft is the biggest culprit for poor insulation. Lagging your loft properly means your house can do a better job of staying warm in winter and cool in summer and not leak extra heat into the atmosphere.

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tweet your heroes

Recently we spent the morning handing out bottles of juice at Paddington Station.

We tweeted:

We were just wondering if our orange juice would go down well with a certain marmalade-loving someone when who should tweet us but the bear himself?

  Paddington bear (the paddington bear) tweeted us:

It’s not every day you get a tweet from someone with a train station named after them. Cue extreme giddiness and a good stiff walk to calm our nerves.

We said to padddington

We hired fourteen proof-readers to check that for spelling misteakes.

Paddington said

Fourteen proof-readers suddenly had their job roles changed to marmalade-stirrers-in-chief.

After a very stressful brainstorm about what to say back, we came up with

"Sure it's not spelt Peroo?" "Who said you could stop stirring?"

Paddington, bless his socks, said

They say never meet your heroes. We say don't tell us what to do.

different drinks, different limes

As anyone who’s ever drunk a mojito or dipped a Dorito in homemade guacamole knows, fresh lime juice can be a game changer. A couple of months back, Easton and Fernando from our Fruit Team travelled over to Mexico & Honduras in search of the best tasting limes for our drinks. We use limes to add a fresh, tasty citrus kick to quite a few of our recipes (11 to be exact).

We only source our limes from three different farms. At one of those farms, the limes are hand washed which means it takes about twelve days to produce one container of lime juice.

   

Limes from Honduras have a very different flavour to limes from Mexico. Limes from Honduras are sharp and sour, whereas limes from Mexico are less intense and easier to drink. Both have their time to shine when it comes to adding a kick to our drinks, though.

 

There are only two varieties of lime– Persian limes and Key limes. We only source Persian limes as they taste much better in our drinks. Key limes are more bitter. Sub-lime in pies, though. We’ll give them that.

sustainability a-z, part 1

The Earth is pretty great. That lovely sunset you posted on Instagram? That was The Earth, #NoFilter. Those ducklings you spotted, waddling along like fluffy little lemons? The Earth again. Mashed potato? That was The Earth, with a bit of help from your mashing muscles.

With so much wonder in the world, it's important we all look after it. We've signed up with Do Nation, to make pledges to help us live our lives on the green side. Inspired by this, we've made an a-z of little changes that add up to make a big difference. 

ants in your pants

Doing a bit of exercise is a great way to be more sustainable. Instead of driving you could walk, cycle, or invest in a fancy pair of rollers blades. Good for you, good for the planet.

boil under

Kettles are pretty inefficient. Cutting down the number of times you boil yours a day will reduce your energy consumption and give you an excuse to pull out the teapot more often.

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greg's shoebox

Greg ordered two pairs of shoes the other day. They came in a really small box – you might need a magnifying glass to spot it.

An unnecessarily big box, with four shoes taking up very little room. 

It only took 5 Danish Krone to be bursting at the seams.  A gigantic box with one tiny little coin in it.

Three calculators, as snug as a bug in a really, really, small shoebox. The three calculators actually have loads of room.

 The box was so small, we only managed to fit in half of Rich T- Rich is wearing the box on his head, not for the first time.

 -and most of Rochana.  Rochana fitted in the box.

Could only squeeze in a couple of smoothies though. There are so many smoothies in the box.