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 …

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 …

Nature Photography at Home – a Relaxing Revelation

As William Shakespeare once said: “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” While we’ve been staying home and doing our bit, we’ve realised, more than ever, that you don’t even need to leave the house to enjoy and marvel at nature. We’ve always been keen amateur photographers but during this current lockdown we …

Garden Birds – Give Your Visitors a Helping Hand This Winter

At the end of January, temperatures plummeted and the white stuff even made a brief appearance. But, when the snowmen have long since melted and the snowball fights are over, spare a thought for the wildlife in and around your garden this winter. Firstly, garden birds need a high fat, high energy diet at this …

Litter Picking – A New Way to Give Back

As a family of four, we’ve lost track of how far we have walked this year, but it’s a fair distance. Through some beautiful (and often remote) parts of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey (as we live pretty close to all three). Throughout a very challenging 2020, nature has provided us with a sanctuary; a safe …

Why Do We Need Trees? Our Interview With The Woodland Trust

If Trees are the Lungs of the Earth – Is Our Planet Out of Breath? The photo above was taken on a woodland walk with our family during lockdown. We are sure that all of us have benefited from, enjoyed and hopefully learned to appreciate even more so nature in 2020. Sir David Attenborough, the …

“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 …

COVID-19 and Climate Change – What Can We Learn?

“There has never been a time when more people are out of touch with the natural world than now,” said Sir David Attenborough in January 2019. Just 18 months later, look where we are. In the midst of a global pandemic that many experts have attributed in part to our “lack of respect for nature” …

Why Leading Lip Balm Brands are Licking Their Lips and an Environmentally Friendly Eco Lip Balm Brand Has Got Its Founder Buzzing…

When you learn that the annual UK lip balm market is worth £60 million* pounds or that in the USA it’s worth around seven times that at over $400 million*, you realise why those brands leading the way in terms of sales are licking their balm-coated lips. We spoke to Julie Macken, ‘Deputy Queen Bee’ …