Four Simple Ways To Live More Ethically

Besma Whayeb | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Besma Whayeb

So, you're interested in living more ethically. In a world full of media distrust, political scandals and alternative facts, it's no surprise really. I'm feeling the same - I want to know where my food comes from, who made my clothes, and treat people - and the planet - in a respectful way.

Can Tech Combat The Climate Crisis?

Andrew Moore | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andrew Moore

Unbelievably, there are those who still insist on denying the existence of the world's environmental crisis, and worryingly, some of these are in pivotal positions when it comes to what happens in the next 10 years. This by the way is the period in which many experts believe we still have a chance to mitigate the rise in global temperatures.

Eco Burials Are A Poignant Way Of Making Your Legacy A Sustainable One

Jo Carrigan | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s never going to be the hot topic at a dinner table, but death is inevitable and so too is preparing for it. According to Ecology Global Network,...

One Dress

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

How much power does one dress have? Image credit Justin Lambert The dress - a symbol of woman - oppression, femininity, frivolity.   In reality...

The Smog Free Project

Frontier | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK

We are all aware that air pollution is a serious problem. It may not be felt as much in the West where the air quality is moderate at worst but over i...

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?

Fashion, Art and Sustainability

Lucy Tammam | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Style
Lucy Tammam

With the end of Fair Fashion Month, our ethical fashion campaign with Fairphone came the judging for A Sustainable World 2016 - our annual Art competition which attracts applicants from across the world. I was honoured to be joined on the judging panel by my current collaborator from across the pond, renowned vegan artist Dana Ellyn, and London's King of conceptual art Duggie Fields.

The Women Taking Charge Of Their Lives

Sarah Kwong | Posted 23.10.2016 | UK
Sarah Kwong

Walking down the aisle of muddy-brown land, a trail of women flanked by energetic children clutch heaps of vegetables in their arms. It's the dry-season, but they still have enough food to feed their families; a way of life that just a few years ago, they could never have dreamed of...

Government Subsidies Make Biogas an Attractive Renewable Energy Option

Simon Thomas | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Thomas

The UK's Transmission System Operator, responsible for distributing and generating electricity, recently announced that biogas, a renewable energy, could be responsible for 10% of the nation's gas output by the year 2020. If targets are met, the National Grid hopes to have 45 new biogas power stations connected to the grid within the next two years.

Fun and Games on the Move - How to Encourage Eco Behavior Change at the Touch of a Smart Phone

Paula Owen | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Tech
Paula Owen

To celebrate Climate Week 2014 in the UK we are launching our first casual game App. We have taken the traditional, old-style top trump style game and given it a 21st century eco make-over, digitising it and adding some fun new features.

The Costa Del Sol - Not Far From Spain - Not Far Enough!

Davy Johnston | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Davy Johnston

Those Spaniards who live within Andalucia, not included in the figures, visit other parts of their own region some 20 million times. Why? Because Andalucia is amazing! If it was a country it would be the 25th most popular, to visit, in the world.

Not a Job You Would Want

Trewin Restorick | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Politics
Trewin Restorick

Is it right for the sixth largest economy in the world to know that around 24,000 excess deaths will be caused from cold homes this winter? Is it acceptable that there will be an estimated nine million households facing fuel poverty in 2016 - something which the government had committed to eradicate? Is it justifiable that over the last four years the amount of government spending on fuel poverty has dropped by 31%?

Fashion Isn't Rubbish: The New London Scene That Is Going Green

Paul Drury | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Drury

There's a new trend in London's fashion scene, and it's going green. Has re-using, re-cycling and customising clothes ever been cooler?

Five Eco-Friendly City Breaks

Andrew Matthews | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

I don't know about you but Earth Day has left me all inspired and green, and it feels like the right time to talk about eco-friendly travel. Can you enjoy a weekend in a new and exciting city and stay green? The answer is yes, especially if you choose from one of the five greenest cities in the world.

Why It's Time to Declare War on Plastic Bottle Waste

Fiona Hope | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK
Fiona Hope

In the UK, 15 million plastic bottles are used every day, and, despite increasingly improving waste disposal services, 80% of these are not recycled. Everyday approximately one billion bottles and cans are dumped in parks, rivers oceans and landfill sites - almost 400 million of those in America alone.

Ten Sustainable Business Priorities for 2013

Mike Barry | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK
Mike Barry

I believe that the 'flywheel' of business change is starting to spin faster. Why? Because the drivers for change are becoming starker and because the necessary business response is better understood.

Tackling the Biggest Challenge of All - Truly Sustainable Consumer Products

Mike Barry | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK
Mike Barry

When we launched our eco and ethical programme, Plan A, in 2007 we made some big bold product related commitments. For example, to get all our wood and fish from the most sustainable source possible. It wasn't the wrong thing to do but we were looking through the lens of 'issue' rather than 'product'.

Why Going Green in This Recession is a Business Imperative, Not a Brand Choice

Mike Barry | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK
Mike Barry

In the current climate, 'going green' might not be at the top of most company 'to do' lists. Times are tough and there are numerous economic headwinds keeping us busy. So, am I wasting my time writing a blog post calling on companies to build sustainability into their business plans? Definitely not and here's why. In 2007 we set aside a massive £200 million for a five year project called Plan A (because there is no Plan B for the one planet we have), a sustainability programme that pledged to transform M&S by changing the way it did business.

Enlightened Farming is the Key to the Future

Intelligence Squared | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Politics
Intelligence Squared

Above all, now and forever, we need farming that can supply everyone in the world with food of the highest standards, without wrecking the rest of the world.


Jo Rourke | Posted 23.09.2011 | UK
Jo Rourke

Us "eco-warriors" aren't out to get you, steal your money and brainwash innocent children and puppies - making the world a better place is a bit grand, but even so, it's not exactly a bad aspiration.