Green Living

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 28.07.2016 | 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 01.07.2016 | 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 09.06.2016 | 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 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 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.

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!

The 12 Days of COPmas

Paula Owen | Posted 24.11.2016 | 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 22.10.2016 | 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 30.07.2016 | 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 05.07.2016 | 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 14.06.2016 | 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 02.06.2016 | 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 21.05.2016 | 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.