30 of Greta Thunberg’s Best Quotes on Climate Change and the Climate Emergency

Who is Greta Thunberg? If you don’t know the answer, where have you been? 18 year old Greta Thunberg is a climate change activist from Sweden. Greta is now so well known globally that simply "Greta" is enough to know who is being talked about. As a young child, she was diagnosed with Asperger's (a …

20 Facts About Plastic Bottles and Their Environmental Impact

With many of us (hopefully) in the UK having ditched plastic bottled drinks and moved towards using refillable and reusable drinks bottles, here is a reminder of why... 1. In the UK, we use 7.7bn plastic bottles annually (Gov.uk) 2. The average UK household uses 480 plastic bottles a year (Refill, 2020) 3. 45% of …

We’re Looking Forward to Speaking to…

Thank you to Plastic Free Chesterfield, for inviting us to speak at their virtual event at 7.00pm on Monday 27 September, alongside Plastics Rebellion, winners of a Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free Heroes award in 2021. For more information or to register to join this free virtual event (taking place via Zoom), please click here. …

Keeping Your Laundry Clean and Green

Doing the laundry may not seem like a household chore laden with environmental issues but think again. Caught in a cycle Let’s begin with the simplest change of all. We have long been conditioned to constantly wash everything we wear and use. For example, according to Good Housekeeping, you should be washing your hand towels …

Rethinking Travel in a Post-Pandemic World

Last week, I read a piece in The Telegraph by TV personality and writer Victoria Coren Mitchell, on “the joy of proper British holidays,” and it got me thinking. In the same way that last year it felt so good to watch more and more people rediscovering and embracing nature, this year it has been …

Octopus Energy Referral Code

At home, our current energy supplier is Octopus Energy. When making a choice, we felt that Octopus Energy offered the best balance of green credentials, including directly investing in renewables infrastructure, and affordability. In 2019, Octopus Energy was named the Renewable Energy Association's (REA) energy company of the year, and in 2020, it was named …

Climate Change is Turning up the Heat

We recently read a BBC News article with the headline: ‘Met Office Issues First UK Extreme Heat Warning’. For a moment, it felt a little like one of those turning points in a Hollywood disaster movie, shortly before everything hits the fan. Unfortunately, that is a feeling we have been having more and more often …

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 …

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 …