Eco Friendly

Low Impact Lifestyle - What Is It And How Can You Become Part Of It?

Edvinas Cinga | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Edvinas Cinga

Now it's becoming more important than ever before to take steps towards a low impact lifestyle. It's beneficial for the environment but also for your community and society as a whole. Making some changes could result in a happier and healthier future.

Seven Delicious Ways To Reduce Food Waste

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Food waste costs the average person in the UK £200 every year. We throw away a whopping 19% of food we buy, which adds up to 7 million tonnes per annum according to campaigners Love Food Hate Waste

How To Stop Wasting Food And Start Saving Money

Zoe Morrison | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Morrison

Have you ever thrown away half a loaf of bread because you didn't manage to eat it all in time, poured lumpy milk down the sink or discovered a squashed piece of fruit like a satsuma or a banana at the bottom of a bag? If you have, you aren't alone, I'm guilty of all three of those things too! Wasting food is all too easy because you bought too much, or forgot about it or didn't store it right.

LFW: Let's Talk About Ethics Baby

Alicia Taylor | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Style
Alicia Taylor

The fashion industry needs to be more vocal and more proud of doing things the right way - ethical production should be something we are shouting about from the roof tops, not shying away from. Perhaps it is about perception. Perhaps it is to do with a lack of clarity on what is classed as sustainable fashion (a term that doesn't sit well with many in the industry).

How To Build A Tiny Home And Live A More Simple Life

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

Creating her own environment and giving up living in the rat race has given her a new lease of energy and a completely different take on life. It sounds almost too good to be true. "I feel more free, and every morning I wake up and I am surrounded by nature, seasons, skies, plants, sounds, animals. It's beautiful and it feels like how it was always meant to be."

Four Tips on How to Find an Eco-Friendly Hotel (For Real)

Annina Claesson | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Annina Claesson

We've all seen the reminders on the hotel bathroom mirror to hang up our towels if we're alright with using them again, in the green interests of water conservation. Sometimes these signs are accompanied by a little picture of a smiling planet or solemn oaths that this is part of the establishment's commitment to environmentalist policies.

Veja: It's All in the Looking

Eleanor O'Neill | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Style
Eleanor O'Neill

In a nutshell, 'greenwashing' is essentially when you pretend to be, or pretend to be doing something that you're not. More specifically, from an environmental standpoint.

Are Our Renewable Energy Methods Effective?

Frontier | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Tech
Frontier

So much weight is put on us needing to be greener and more efficient with how we produce our power. Fossil fuels are depleting, the world is changing and the focus now needs to be on living sustainably. In steps solar, wind, hydro and a whole host of other renewable sources, but how effective are they?

Is Sharing Your Stuff Scary or Savvy?

Zoe Morrison | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Zoe Morrison

How do you feel about sharing your stuff? Do you break out in a cold sweat at the thought of a stranger driving your car, using your bathroom or borrowing your guitar? Would it make a difference if they were using it in exchange for cash?

Why I've Not Bought Toilet Paper for a Year

Hazel Newhouse | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Hazel Newhouse

That's right, you heard me. I have not bought toilet paper for one whole year. But why? Let me start from the very beginning... I know using cloth toilet paper won't be everyone's first step to frugality, but I urge you all to at least think about what you are buying and throwing away.

The Fashionable Student: How to Do Eco Fashion on a Budget

Natalie Turco-Williams | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Natalie Turco-Williams

As Kermit the Frog once said 'it's not easy being green' and this is especially true when it comes to fashion. We always assume going green involves wearing a hemp sack and not washing your hair for weeks on end but this just isn't true.

So Have Yourself an Eco-Friendly Christmas Now...

Sarah Kelleway | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kelleway

It's great to give and receive cards at Christmas, but all the card and paper that gets generated is not great for the environment. Luckily, there are a few ways to keep your seasonal greetings green!

I'm Having Myself a Merry Eco Christmas, You Can Too

Jemma Moran | Posted 03.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jemma Moran

Unlike most people, I'm not dreaming of a white Christmas. No, I want my festive season to be green. At this time of year, I like to spare a thought for our long-suffering planet. The environmental impact of Christmas is needlessly huge, but with just a few quick and easy changes to the celebrations I've found you can make a big difference and save money too.

Saving the Environment Is a Big Task, but Student Campaigns are a Good Place to Start

Louis Sherman | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Louis Sherman

Student campaigning is becoming ever more vital and it should give us all a little bit of hope. It appears to be happening nationwide with a variety of universities, so we can hope this current success extends into the future and the environmental issues we face now may begin to get tackled.

This Is The World's First Carbon Neutral Shampoo

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Style

We all know that eco-friendly fashion and organic beauty are having a moment, with hundreds of brands claiming the earth (without any real proof)... b...

Confessions of an Eco-Villain

Anna Gillespie | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Gillespie

I did a lot of things at university that weren't very green. And not just with food excess. My lights were left on all day and night, I had a mountain of plastic bags hidden in wardrobes, under beds, in cupboards and in drawers ... I'm quite sure I had some in the bathroom at one point.

Eco-home design

Alissa Ugolini | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alissa Ugolini

What really constitutes a green home and how can we employ this into the design of our own properties? Let's take a look at some of the latest and greatest design principles and features to help you toward a greener future.

Is It January Yet? In My Head, Yes...

Suzi Dixon | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Dixon

New Year's Resolutions seem to revolve around abstinence. Don't do this. Don't drink that. Don't you DARE eat that, else you will be this... It's actually a very negative concept if you approach it in that manner. The words 'don't' and 'shouldn't' aren't very helpful to anyone, let alone an anxious girl. I've learnt lately how powerful language can be.

Hundertwasserhaus: Taking 'Green Living' to a Whole New Level

Emma Louise Thompson | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Louise Thompson

Today it's safe to say that as far as towns and cities go, for the most part when we think of vast metropolitan areas, the images that immediately spr...

Helping The Environment Will Make You Feel Warm (Quite Literally), Say Psychologists

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you need a cheap way of warming up during the colder months, then we might have a solution. According to psychologists, doing an environmentall...

Three Cleaning Products You Don't Need to Buy

Sian Breslin | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Before you reach for the corrosive, expensive, potentially health damaging chemical cleaners, why not have a look in your store cupboard to see what natural cleaning products you have lying around?

Saving the World in Heels When Disaster Strikes

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

Why is it always those friends whose wardrobes are creaking under the weight of idle purchases, who are desperate to borrow something to wear? Enter T and a third date with a banker as fickle as her taste in Nicholas Kirkwood shoes: A scenario prompting a 'WARDROBE CRISIS!!!!'

10 Easy and Unusual Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Brian Smithers | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Brian Smithers

We are moving to an Energy 3.0 future where technological innovations in the digital age will allow consumers to become masters of their own energy. However, in the mean time to help achieve the UK targets there are a number of easy and unusual ways consumers can reduce their carbon footprint...

Home Automation: A Necessity?

Shannon Kendall | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Shannon Kendall

What is home automation? Visualize controlling your entire home from anywhere in the world, at any time, from one device. Imagine going abroad and being able to have access to a live stream of CCTV from your home.

Green Consumerism? I Don't Buy It

Zion Lights | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zion Lights

It's a similar scenario with most products that are sold as 'green' or 'sustainable' alternatives. Virtually everything we buy new leaves a hole in the ground somewhere, because raw materials are required to make any new product. Energy is required too, and that has likely been generated by coal, gas or nuclear power. That doesn't sound very green now, does it?