Green Living

Are Young People Apathetic and Disengaged?

Julia Stevens | Posted 21.03.2016 | 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 16.03.2016 | 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 18.02.2016 | 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.

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

Sarah Kelleway | Posted 10.12.2015 | 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!

The 12 Days of COPmas

Paula Owen | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK
Paula Owen

From the 30th November to 11th December 2015, the eyes of the world will be back on Paris, but for a much more positive, inspiring reason than the wee...

How to "Green" Your Life

Roger Keenan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roger Keenan

It's clear global warming is here, so the time has come for consumers to contribute to change, rather than assuming it's the job of multi-national corporations to bear the burden. With this in mind, below are my tips to help you become greener...

Five Ways to Fight for the Climate This Summer

Rachel Lees | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Lees

While we break for summer and while decisions makers don their decision-making hats, we need to do what we can, when we can, to make change wherever we can. It's time to show our leaders exactly why the world desperately needs a global solution big enough to solve the big climate problem. And that's where you come in.

Greening Grey Britain

Sue Biggs | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Biggs

At the RHS we believe a balance can be struck between the needs of motorists to pave and park, and the benefits front gardens bring, that's why we're providing advice, guidance and tips on the plants and paving that can be used in conjunction with the needs of motorists.

Can Understanding How We Evolved Solve Inequality?

Jonathan Young | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK
Jonathan Young

When we create this environment, the corporate machine will begin to meet the market need. Of course, none of this will happen possible without a government that endorses it. And government will only do what we tell it to. So let's take every opportunity we can to make sure our voice is heard.

1000 Days: Building the London Garden Bridge

David Saddington | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK
David Saddington

The garden spanning the Thames in central London will act as a unique pedestrian pathway which places nature at the heart of the city. The bridge, clad with copper-nickel, is designed to look as if growing out of the river in two fluted piers which support the planted promenade.

Can a greener school boost children's progress?

Julie Booth | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Parents
Julie Booth

Schools regularly hold assemblies to raise awareness of global environmental issues and plan lessons designed to teach children how we can all live gr...

What to Live Longer? Don't Ask a Mouse

Victoria Martindale | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Victoria Martindale

The leading causes of death have changed markedly over the years. A century ago, infections were the leading causes of death. Today, we will probably survive much longer than our ancestors but it is more likely we will die of age related diseases like mobility problems, arthritis and Alzheimer's or other chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer or stroke.

What Can Our Major Cultural Institutions Do to Get the Message Across on Climate Change?

Will Hine | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Will Hine

I know what you must be thinking...art, really? What good is that? But for centuries the arts have had the power to sway the hearts and minds more than cold facts and figures, so why not see whether a marriage of the arts and science might give birth to some novel and practical responses.

Why I'll Be Voting Green (and Not for Others)

Jonathan Young | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Politics
Jonathan Young

Perhaps I am wearing green-tinted spectacles but Natalie Bennett and Caroline Lucas present differently. They conduct themselves with integrity and respect. They are not fueled by negativity, nor are they obsessed with defending their records. We can argue they have nothing to defend, but maybe that's more of a reason to support them.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Our Refusal to Have Children Is One Argument Politicians Can't Ignore

Clare Finney | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Clare Finney

Women not having children historically bothers authority. And while they may do so for myriad reasons today, as more and more women follow suit and cite the environment as the cause, it will be interesting to see what happens: whether politicians, apparently deaf to the marches, petitions and scientists, will listen to prospect of our hollow wombs.

Is Christmas Killing the Planet?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 21.02.2015 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Academics at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research, University of Wollongong, have recently published an investigation into how Christmas uniquely threatens the environment.

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...

Meet The Designers Who Think There's No Such Thing As Waste

Protein UK | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Tech

How we think about and treat the environment is a growing concern in the modern world. Thankfully possible solutions to issues surrounding sustain...

Five Ways to Make Your Holiday Season More Meaningful

Payal Dalal | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Payal Dalal

This year, the holiday season is particular important. For much of the world, 2014 was trying a year. Words like "racism", "starvation", "radicalisation", "Ebola", "terrorism", "poverty", "rape", "unemployment" dominated global headlines. We witnessed a lot of pain, and many confronted unfathomable devastation. There was and is so much sadness.

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...

Why Electric Cars Have Come of Age

Intelligence Squared | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Tech
Intelligence Squared

Their days are numbered. Draconian EU legislation is demanding greater reductions in carbon dioxide emissions, a legislative challenge that can only be met by downsizing engines, compromising the purity of their responses by turbo-charging, and, worst of all, by hybridising them. On the face of it, these are tough times for old-school car 'enthusiasts'.

How To Pick The Right Office Plant

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If your desk looks as dreary as the current weather, it might be time to invest in a potted plant. A new study of European offices has found that p...

And The Best Place For Michelin Starred Pub Grub Is...

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you love tasty pub food then the following will definitely be of interest. The Michelin Eating Out In Pubs Guide has revealed the winning pub of...

Nature Connection Will Be the Next Big Human Trend

Daniel Crockett | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Crockett

The greatest fear of disconnection with nature, and the widest response thus far, seems to be for children. At some point, society separates our young people from the natural world, reinforcing a doctrine that has been evolving for hundreds of years.

Imagining a World Without War

Natalie Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

What we need to do now is go further... to imagine, and then create, a world without war. With the hideous death-toll in Gaza, the chaos in Syria and Ukraine, the turmoil in Libya, that might seem a long way from the reality of 2014. But the important first step is to say "this is possible", and then to start to plan the actions needed to bring a peaceful world into being.