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 …

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 …