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 …

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 …

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. …

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: …

The Wisest of Words – 15 of Sir David Attenborough’s Most Memorable Moments

With a career spanning an incredible 70 years and at the ripe old age of 94, Sir David Attenborough has dedicated his life to furthering our understanding of the natural world and helped all of us to fall in love with our wondrous planet many times over. It would be impossible to surmise his life’s …

“What happens next is up to every one of us,” Warns Attenborough

It’s been a busy week or two in the world of Plastic Free Home. Last week we co-hosted a live Q&A session with zero waste business founder Kate Cottrell, who runs the fantastic Scoop in nearby Fleet. Well worth a visit if and when you get time. We weren’t sure how long it would last or whether …

“2020 Vision” A Poem About Climate Change, Plastic Pollution and Living More Sustainably

2020, the strangest of years. One of many challenges and more than a few tears. We stayed at home, placed our lives on pause. Took to the streets to share our applause. But the world, it keeps spinning, and the fight for our future isn’t one that we’re winning. All the while it’s turning, Mother …

Climate Change is Here. Now.

Back in 2006, we remember watching former United States’ Vice President Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, about what we then commonly referred to as “global warming”. At the time he said, “What we take for granted might not be here for our children,” a sobering thought and a message that the likes of Sir …

Climate Change – A Golden Opportunity Missed?

At times like this it’s less difficult to believe that humans still share around 60% of their DNA with a banana. On a good day, witnessing some peoples’ behaviours and observing their apparent priorities, often unbelievably short-termist, can lead to despair for others. But never more so than in recent weeks, which have offered a …