What’s it Like to Buy and Own a Hybrid (Petrol/Electric) car? We Asked Owner, Wife and Mum Emma…

Married with two kids, Emma from south east England, gives us the low down on buying, owning, running and living with a Hybrid (Petrol/Electric) car… When did you first consider a hybrid car? I’ve known for a while that when our old, trusty car finally gave up that I couldn’t, in good conscience, buy another […]

12 of the Best Books to Read on Climate Change, the Plastic Problem and Other Environmental Issues

With a growing range of books on climate change, the plastic problem and other environmental issues (some good, some not so) hitting the shelves, here’s our helpful guide to a dozen of the best reads to get you started. 1. How to Give Up Plastic – A Guide to Changing the World, One Plastic Bottle at […]

The Important Role of Trees – An Interview With The Woodland Trust

If Trees are the Lungs of the Earth – Is Our Planet Out of Breath? We recently spoke to the Woodland Trust to remind ourselves about the importance of trees (often described as the Earth’s lungs) and their pivotal role in helping to handle our country’s (and indeed our planet’s) growing Carbon output, while providing […]

Bamboo Toilet Rolls – Why They Are a Better Option From the Co Founder of The Cheeky Panda

We recently caught up with Chris Forbes, Co-Founder of The Cheeky Panda®, the company behind loo rolls and tissues made from 100% responsibly sourced FSC bamboo. The brand was created by entrepreneurs Chris and Julie in January 2016, after a holiday trip to Southeast Asia where they were exposed to the fact that the vast […]

The Shift to Green Energy Has the Wind in its Sails

A month or two ago I read an article that suggested Europe’s energy sector has reached a “watershed moment” and predicted that more cost-effective, and of course environmentally friendly, green energy will spell the death of carbon driven energy production within the next decade. Another article that I read earlier this year celebrated the fact […]

Our Planet Needs (More Than) a Helping Hand – Welcome to Plastic Free Home

On 3 December last year Sir David Attenborough gave an arguably generation defining speech at the UN climate change summit in Katowice, Poland. At that summit, Sir David talked of “our greatest threat in thousands of years” and warned that “time is running out”. He said that “if we don’t take action, the collapse of […]