Green Living

Stamp Duty Could Be Cut For Green Homes - Climate Minister

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.10.2017 | UK Politics

Stamp duty could be slashed on sales of energy-efficient homes in a bid to persuade more people to go green, the Government’s climate change ministe...

Sustainable Buildings Are Key To Ensuring A Greener Future

Andreas Schierenbeck | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Tech
Andreas Schierenbeck

With current efforts around the Paris Climate Agreement, sustainability goals are at the top of most governments' agendas. The growth of Earth's population - expected to reach 11 billion people by the end of the century - will also present numerous challenges for natural resources, space and energy, especially when we consider the majority of the population (70%) will live in cities.

Schools Are Going Green And Here Is How

Phillip Othen | Posted 12.09.2017 | UK Tech

If you want to encourage ecological awareness in children, it makes a profound difference if the school they attend practices what it preaches. For th...

Our Moral Duty To Prepare Children For Climate Change

Zion Lights | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK
Zion Lights

My sister was right - it is too late to prevent what's coming - but it's never too late to face change head-on, and to lend a hand where it's sorely needed. Indeed, we created this mess, and we have a moral obligation to help clean it up.

Sustainable Avocado Alternatives For Eco-Friendly Eating

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

You may have given up bacon baps in favour of avocados to make your breakfast more eco-friendly. But, while the carbon created from the creamy green i...

Home Is Where The Smart Is...

James Dearsley | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Tech
James Dearsley

With so much out there, and so many devices, what can you actually do to start making your home smarter? Which devices are actually useful and which are overcomplicated or faddy? To try and help, here are five easy ways to start building your smart home:

World's Largest Coal Company Closes 37 Of Its Mines Thanks To Green Energy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Tech

The biggest coal mining company in the world has announced that it will close 37 coal mines in India, because they are no longer financially viable. ...

A Greener Tomorrow

Julia Burness | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK
Julia Burness

We recently watched 'Tomorrow', an inspiring, uplifting film made by a French couple (Cyril Dion and Melanie Laurent), travelling the world looking fo...

Four Campaigns To Change Our Environment

Bruce Bratley | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK
Bruce Bratley

The last few months have seen some interesting campaigns kick off advocating a future of sustainability. In these times of change these policies are important to help the UK pave the way towards being a leader in environmental issues post-Brexit.

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.

On The Verge Of Extinction

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Vibrant verges are an oasis of colour in an increasingly grey landscape and they can contribute to our health and wellbeing. For many of the 23 million people who commute to work by road the verge is their only daily contact with nature. The procession of colour from bluebells to betony through the year brightens our days, keep us in touch with the changing seasons and provide us with a real sense of place.

How One Of The Smallest Countries Became A Eco Leader

Phillip Othen | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech

From its age-old traditions advancing into the modern era alongside magical mountains and monasteries, Bhutan is nothing short of enchanting. With a p...

This London Fashion Week, Vivienne Westwood Challenges Us To SWITCH!

Alice Wilby | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Style
Alice Wilby

'What's good for the planet is good for the economy', rang the message at SWITCH! Vivienne Westwood's Climate Revolution event on Monday evening at Fabric in London.

In Just Five Years New York Has Grown Its Solar Power By Almost 800%

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech

We may have found seven new planets capable of hosting life, but it is still pretty important that we focus on saving the one we already have here. So...

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.

The Three Most Unique Eco Resorts In Fiji

Selene Nelson | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

But with over 330 islands and thousands of hotels and resorts, deciding where to stay in Fiji can be difficult. Rather than spend my time kicking back on the beach in just one resort, I wanted to travel around and see which places stuck out to me. Fiji

The Eco Homes That'll Change The Way You Think About Sustainability

Jen Barton | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Nowadays, the mark of a successful home isn’t determined by whether or not you used Carrera marble in your kitchen or have a 3D gallery feature wall...

This Is The Greenest Place On Earth...

Jen Barton | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Costa Rica is the Central American country known for its extraordinary biodiversity (over half a million different species of plants and animals call ...

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,...

An Environmentalists' Guide to Living Off Grid

Frontier | Posted 29.07.2017 | UK
Frontier

Not having to buy electricity from 'The Man' has always been an enticing thought; to live free with clean, self-generated energy. Off-grid living hark...

Village Green Communities Transform Glastonbury

Kylie Barton | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kylie Barton

A panoramic image showing the positive impact around the greens as festival goers leave, taken by Kylie Barton This year's Glastonbury may have been ...

How To Make Your Lifestyle More Eco-Friendly

Frontier | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK
Frontier

Being eco-friendly isn't about drastic change and massive overhaul. It's not about spending loads of extra money in the hope of making it back someday. It's not about sacrificing how you live your life. It really can be done with just a few small changes that you'll barely notice.

Are Young People Apathetic and Disengaged?

Julia Stevens | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Julia Stevens

I have such a vivid memory of sitting in a geography lesson at school when I was 14 or 15, exasperated by boredom as the teacher systematically made us memorize information about soil that seemed to have little, if any, relevance to my everyday life...

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 Wild Is In Your Heart

Daniel Crockett | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

At the moment, 'wild' is on trend. The marketing and advertising industries have turned their eye to the romantic escape fantasies we all covet. 'Find your wild,' the advert insists, click to buy.