Changing our household consumption patterns is not going to solve the world’s problems. However, thinking about what we buy and how it affects the environment and our own health is an important first step and one that is easy to take….with a bit of help from this site.
My name is Diana Fox.
I am originally from the UK but am now based in Ottawa, Canada. I am a multi-tasking mother of four: I combine working on federal government policy issues with raising my children and running a busy household.
About 15 years ago, I made a conscious decision to switch to eco products whenever possible. Since then I have actively sought out organic, natural and resource-saving products (and tried to limit my overall consumption). Being a demanding consumer, I have tried to sort out the good from the mediocre. Product performance is a key consideration. But design and cost are also important.
I do not claim to be an eco-purist and my journey towards natural products has not always been smooth. But I do think I have made progress … let’s hope that you agree.
What I want to do
I want to simplify your purchasing decisions. I also want to persuade doubters that there are green products out there that do the job just as well (if not better). Lastly, I want to get and share your input about which products you like (and why you don’t like the ones I like!).
What I look for
The title says it all: I am looking for eco products that work. To me the best all-round products combine:
- a strong eco-profile
- excellent performance
- good design and function
Some things I like:
Saturday mornings, watching flowers grow, ceramics, cross-country skiing, biking around town, corn on the cob, felt, chocolate, modern dance, ironing, walking by the sea.
Some things I don’t like:
driving long distances, buckling kids into carseats, being late, waste, making school lunches, car washes.