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The A-Z of Our Top Eco-Friendly Companies and Brands

It's easy as A, B, C - right? Not quite. We think that it's worth taking the time to ensure that any eco-conscious swaps you are considering are actually "better" than the current brand and products you're using. It's too easy to make a "wrong turn" otherwise, or perhaps resolve one problem but get caught …

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Living More Sustainably – Where Do I Start?

Back in the tail end of 2018, which currently feels like a lifetime ago, climate change was rightly dominating the headlines. From the emergence of Greta Thunberg to the wise words and warning to us all shared so powerfully by Sir David Attenborough, it felt like a turning point. It certainly was for our family. …

Peat Free Compost – Why Monty Don and Nature and Wildlife Charities are Leading the Call To Go Peat Free

On a recent trip to a garden centre to buy ericaceous compost (the more acidic variety, which we have found harder to make ourselves), we were once again reminded of the lack of available peat free options. When asking a member of staff for help, they appeared oblivious as to the reason for the question …

25 of Greta Thunberg’s Best Quotes – Climate Change

Who is Greta Thunberg? If you don’t know the answer, where have you been? 16 year old Greta Thunberg is a climate change activist from Sweden. As a young child, she was diagnosed with Aspergers (a form of Autism) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Overcoming several challenges and her growing concerns over climate change, Greta …

15 Must Watch Films and TV Documentaries on Climate Change and Sustainability

If you fancy taking a break from binge-watching the latest series on Netflix (other streaming services are available - it's arguably just the best one), here's our simple list of 15 films and TV documentaries on climate change and sustainability that are well worth a watch. You might just learn something... (you will, guaranteed). 2. …

For Peat’s Sake… Help Us to Encourage Garden Centres and Retailers to Go Peat Free

You may have seen some of our many posts on the use of Peat in compost over the past couple of years and perhaps read our blog on '7 Reasons to Avoid Peat and Why it is Bad for the Environment'. If you are as passionate about the subject as we are, we urge you …

Why We’ve Not Yet Lost Faith in Faith In Nature – We Put Your Questions to Them…

We recently shared a post from the lovely Scottish-based zero waste shop Grain & Sustain about their experience of working with Faith in Nature and the direction they felt the brand was taking going forward. It led to a lively and engaging debate, with other zero waste businesses sharing their own thoughts and experiences, alongside …

20 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 20 of the best reads to get you started. And, if you're after suggestions for children, check out our blog here. A Life on Our Planet: …

What Things Can You Do at Home to Live More Sustainably? 10 Ideas to Get You Started…

You may already have read out blog 'Living More Sustainably – Where Do I Start?' (do take a look if not...) and be in search of further ideas on practical, everyday changes you can make in order to work towards living more sustainably. Below is a list of ten great places to start... 1. Aim to …

Over the Rainbow Lies a New Campaign with An Equally Important Message – to ‘#lovenature’

#lovenature Last year, Crystal Stanley, from Ipswich, created the inspirational ‘Rainbow Trail’ campaign with her daughter Ariana, encouraging people across the UK to decorate their windows with rainbows in support of frontline NHS workers. The campaign attracted the support of millions of families nationwide and significant press coverage, while Crystal received a Point of Light …

20 Children’s Books on Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and Other Environmental Issues

Having recently shared our list of must read books on climate change, plastic pollution and other environmental issues (for grown-ups), we are back with our rundown of 20 books for children. If your children (or indeed grandchildren) are anything like ours, they will be already be learning about and regularly engaging with the subject at …

Prince Philip Should be Remembered as “A Champion for the Environment” Says the WWF

Following the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, on 9 April 2021, I thought we would take a brief look back at his longstanding passion for the natural world. Yes, we know what some of you are thinking… “But he enjoyed hunting…”, “How many large residences does one family need?” and “He regularly …