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: …

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 …

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 …

The Importance of Avoiding Waste and Why We’re Angry At Sainsbury’s

We first wrote to Sir David Attenborough at the end of 2018, following his landmark words at the United Nations, to thank him for inspiring us and many others, and to tell him that we had established a small online community called Plastic Free Home in a small attempt to ‘do our bit’. As you …

“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 …

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” …

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 Amazon Rainforest Fires – Have We Lost Touch with the Natural World?

The past few weeks have offered a saddening reminder of how much, as Sir David Attenborough said in his UN speech last year, we have lost touch with the natural world. NASA has confirmed that 2019 has seen the highest number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon in nearly a decade, with a year on …