Step up, buy second-hand, recycle or reuse

The world is waking up: concern about the environmental and ethical costs of the consumer goods industry worldwide, the need to recycle and reuse, and the impact of dealing with waste are common threads across many conversations. Buying second-hand isn’t the same as protesting on the streets, but it’s a demonstration none the less. As … Read more

Saving the planet one small change at a time

Trees have a crucial role to play in removing CO2 from the atmosphere — so planting more of them on a mass scale can also help us reduce our emissions. With Treedom you finance farmers who want to plant trees, to realize sustainable ecosystems and allow thousands of farmers to support the initial costs of planting new … Read more

Let’s show the Planet Some Love this Valentines

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, most people are already starting to think about how they’re going to show that special someone some love. And whilst there’ll always be room for the traditional flowers and chocolates (and cuddly teddy bear), have you ever considered choosing a gift that shows the planet some love at … Read more

The small things that make the difference NOW!

Living consciously is a lifestyle is not something you do just once, but a habit that you can form for the rest of your life. Consider your impact on the world. How does what you do, what you consume, and how you live, impact the environment? How does it impact people in the Developing World? … Read more

How to be a Hero – what can you do to save the world?

Well, the good news is that you don’t need to wear your underpants on the outside! As we teeter on the edge of society as we know it, with COVID 19 causing chaos to our manmade world, the natural world has crept into the spotlight some more. We are all now aware of how our carbon … Read more

Recycling – teaching our children

Every UK household produces over 1 tonne of waste each year – in other terms the weight of a small car. It is said that in less than 2 hours the UK produces enough waste to fill the Albert Hall – I’m not sure I can even get my head round that! But to break … Read more

How big is your Environmental Footprint?

On Sunday, Sir David Attenborough’s new film, A Life on Our Planet, will be released on Netflix. This latest documentary about the stark reality of the climate emergency will be watched by thousands, many of which will be terrified or moved to tears by its content. But then what…? What can you do to reduce … Read more

Off-set your Carbon

In just a few minutes we can all make a difference to become carbon neutral. I started by calculating my carbon footprint some time ago. I do this often and make some changes every time – or remind myself why I am doing something the way I am.  www.wwf.org is an ideal place to start … Read more

The old used in new renovations

Over the last few years there has been an upsurge in making more of what you have rather than splashing cash and moving house. Lots of people are taking control of their own lives and starting businesses they can run from home, making best use of their talents and cutting costs of commuting. If you … Read more

Planet Friendly Products: Part Two – Laundry

Over the last 4 months in our house, two things have happened more than normal (and it’s not coffee consumption which we have already told you about!) The fridge keeps emptying at a rate worthy of Ron Weasley returning home, and the washing machine has gone into overdrive. Some days I am sure it turns … Read more