What a Difference a Month Makes – Climate Change and Lessons from Coronavirus

In 2018 Sir David Attenborough declared that we had “lost all touch with the natural world”. This year began with some of the worst wildfires in Australian history and record breaking river levels and flooding here in the UK. Throw in the worst pandemic in at least the last century, and it makes depressing reading. […]

The Science of Climate Change – Our Exclusive Interview With Professor Sir Brian Hoskins

“The continued success of our species and of many others on our planet is in doubt.” Professor Sir Brian Hoskins was the Founding Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London and has been a Professor in Meteorology at the University of Reading for 38 years. He has held national and international posts […]

20 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 […]

BBC TV Presenter Michaela Strachan on the Problems Facing Our Planet…

From nineties kids’ favourite The Really Wild Show through to the BBC’s Country File, Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes, TV presenter and nature lover Michaela Strachan has been on our screens for three decades. We spoke to Michaela to get her views on the problems facing our planet and to hear about her ongoing work with […]

My Council Has Declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ – What Does This Mean? A Look at Wokingham

Wherever you are in the UK (and increasingly, beyond), it’s likely that your council (or local authority) has declared a climate emergency or is in the process of planning to. Following Wokingham Borough Council’s recent climate emergency declaration and the related initiatives announced, we caught up with Councillor Gregor Murray, the Council’s Executive Member for […]

Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg – Two Inspirational Voices Separated by Nearly 80 Years

Their respective recent speeches, among the most poignant, eye opening and important we have heard, took place at the 2018 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice, Poland. The kind of generation defining speeches that our grandchildren may sadly watch back in the next century and wonder what went wrong and why […]

10 Must Watch Films, Documentaries and TV Series On Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and Other Environmental Issues

We recently shared our top 10 reads for both adults and children but if you’re not a big bookworm, or struggle to find the time, here are our must watch TV series, films and documentaries…. Blue Planet and Blue Planet II – If you haven’t seen either, where have you been? The ground breaking series presented […]

Thoughts on Running a Plastic Free and Zero Waste Shop in the UK – By Someone Doing Just That…

The growing awareness of the plastic problem and the issue of waste and pollution more widely has seen a slowly growing number of plastic free or zero waste shops opening across the UK. So what is it like to start and run a plastic free shop, what are the challenges and can we expect to […]

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 […]