Rudha Glas Blog

A journey to living a greener life

We are an eco-friendly B&B operating on the following principles:

  • offering food which is organic, fair trade and cruelty-free
  • striving to produce our energy from renewable sources
  • encouraging connection with nature and with the self.

This blog shows some of the things we do, or have done, to live a more eco-friendly life.

What Planet Are We On?

15 October 2020 by Helen No, this is not a trick question. It’s the name of a new podcast launched just last week on BBC Radio 5, hosted by environmental broadcaster Liz Bonnin. It was the strapline that caught my attention – this promises

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Our greenhouse

30 September 2020 Part of our journey in becoming self-sufficient is to be able to grow our own fruit and vegetables. In choosing to live in the Outer Hebrides, however, we haven’t exactly picked the ideal location to do this. The growing season is

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Vegan paté

15 September 2020 by Helen The last recipe I posted was for a delicious egg and dairy-free quiche, a recipe I picked up while living in Germany. Another recipe I learned about in the Land of Leberwurst is for a liver paté alternative, which

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Waste not, want not

31 August 2020 Image credit: US Department of Agriculture, CC BY We have been fans of the broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough for a long time and we love watching his nature documentaries. Sir David has, however, received criticism for giving too

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Eco-finance

15 August 2020 Image credit: 401kcalculator.org, CC BY-SA 2.0 Imagine these scenarios: Someone who doesn’t agree with war invests in the arms industry. Someone who understands the dangers of smoking invests in tobacco. Someone who is an ethical vegan invests in industrial meat manufacture . Someone who

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6Fs of Eco-living

31 July 2020 by Helen What are you doing to lead an eco-friendly life? How do you measure the impact of the steps you’re taking to reduce carbon emissions? Are you somewhat overwhelmed by the immensity of the climate crisis? We’re bombarded nowadays with

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