Global warming means that heatwaves are ten times more likely to occur. This year, record-breaking temperatures have been recorded all over the globe – even in the Arctic and Antarctic. In the UK, we have reached – and even exceeded – an unprecedented 40°C.
Every day in the UK, we waste 20 million slices of bread, 280 tonnes of poultry and 4.4 million tonnes of potatoes. And that’s just for starters. Each year, we bin 6.5 million tonnes of food – of which 4.5 million tonnes is still edible.
The UK has over 23 million gardens, accounting for around 4,440km2 of land. That’s more than a fifth of the size of Wales. If we all did our best to green our gardens, we could really do something to help all the British wildlife vulnerable to extinction – as well as lower our carbon emissions.
The UK is a nation of chocolate lovers, with the average Brit estimated to consume 7560 chocolate bars in their lifetime! But did you know that choosing the right chocolate bars can help protect the environment and be guilt free?
Fashion is one of the most polluting industries out there. It creates up to 10% of all global greenhouse gas emissions.
That’s significantly more than all aviation and shipping emissions combined.
Go green for the Queen! The nation’s gearing up for the Platinum Jubilee festivities on the special Bank Holiday weekend. Set to be a right royal knees-up, street parties will take place the length and breadth of the UK.
It’s Father’s Day on Sunday the 19th of June. Spoil your dad with a sustainable gift and make a positive choice for the planet. If he’s a foodie, tech-lover or fitness fanatic, there are so many options when it comes to green gifting. It’ll make you feel good and put a smile on his face. Plus, it could save you money!
Veganism is on the rise. Over a half a million people signed up to Veganuary last year and even more are expected to do so this year. Many people cite the environment as a key motivation for cutting animal products. But is eating plant-based really all it’s cracked up to be when it comes to the planet?
Greening up your Easter celebrations is easy. You’ll have just as much fun – and save money! It’s all about making considered decisions when it comes to buying chocolate eggs, feeding your family and planning how you spend time together over the long weekend.
You can spoil your mum without driving up your carbon emissions. Mother Earth will thank you for it! Here are some ideas:
Here are the best apps and websites for measuring your carbon footprint.
We all want to be taking steps to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle, but sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start or know what can you do that will make the most impact?
Here’s how to make Santa’s treats a more eco-friendly part of their Christmas haul
Make your Insta feed a little more eco-friendly
Get your kids ready for school in a greener way.
Join the refill revolution with an easy sustainable swap.
Easy changes for maximum positive impact.
The government has made the shock decision to slash two popular green initiatives.
How to enjoy your outside space while respecting the environment.
Do One Thing is a regular series where we bring you a simple idea for reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the planet. The latest instalment: why now’s the perfect time to donate your unused bike to someone who needs it.
Showing the planet you care helps to mitigate some major public health challenges.
Is your favourite festive selection box on Santa’s naughty list?
Because no-one wants to give up chocolate.
Your loved ones will never be able to tell that their gifts aren’t brand new!
Because a biscuit variety tin won’t cut it for the office this year.
A big initiative pushing for big climate action.
Every week we bring you a simple idea for reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the planet. This week: how to enjoy nature while observing social distancing guidelines.
Get some fresh air, exercise and a garden ready for the sunshine.
From Japan’s plastic addiction to seed bomb-deploying drones, these fantastic long reads paint a fascinating picture of our changing climate.
How to make a difference without making an effort.
Every week we bring you a simple idea for reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the planet. This week: creating a delicious meal from leftovers and scraps you might otherwise throw in the bin.
Have a breather while they’re busy learning about the environment.
Every week we bring you a simple idea for reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the planet. This week: get to grips with your local public transport system.
Every week we bring you a simple idea for reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the planet. This week: make the switch to a more eco-friendly sanitary brand with plastic-free products, organic tampons and reusable pads.
Every week we bring you a simple idea for reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the planet. This week: how switching to cloth nappies can save money and waste.
Green cooking tips and tricks that make meal prep more sustainable and energy efficient.
Because no-one really wants to give up chocolate.
Every week we bring you a simple idea for reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the planet. This week: how making a few changes to the way you use your appliances can reduce your carbon footprint.
Because not everyone has time to make gifts from scratch.
Every week we bring you a simple idea for reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the planet. This week: how turning appliances off at the wall socket saves energy and money.
Every week we bring you a simple idea for reducing your carbon footprint and protecting the planet. This week: how to start a compost pile (and what to do if you don’t have a garden).
There’s strength in numbers when it comes to protecting the planet.
Enjoy the great outdoors without leaving a footprint.
Eat well for the planet – and your health.
You’ve heard of low-carb diets, but what about a low carbon diet? Thanks to intensive agriculture, crop farming, livestock management, packaging and logistics, the food system is responsible for a third of all global greenhouse emissions.
Plastic Free July is a challenge that started in Australia but is now spreading all over the world as we struggle to contain our containers and banish our overwhelming plastic waste. So it’s a great time to pledge against plastic - and what better place to start than with the humble drinking bottle?
The High Street and sustainability are not always the most obvious pairing. But while searching out the niche sustainable companies is great, it can be time consuming. Fortunately there are companies on the high street working to bring down their carbon footprint, sort out their supply chains, and work towards making every garment ‘green’.
Father’s Day is on 16 June - time to let Dad know he’s loved and appreciated. But this year, why not spoil Dad without spoiling the planet? Here’s our rundown of the best eco gifts for Dads in 2019.
With the UK government declaring a climate emergency, more of us than ever are looking for ways to cut down our greenhouse gas emissions. So, why not give some plant-based alternatives a try this week?
When David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2 showed us the harm plastic pollution was causing our oceans, more than two thirds of us said we’d reduce our plastic waste. But how do we go about making real changes?
Sustainable fashion aims to help solve the many ways the fashion industry is damaging the environment. From the pesticides and toxins from producing fibres, to greenhouse gases caused by clothing in landfill, the one thing we can all agree on is that it’s time to change.
Top ten tips on how to have a green home and reduce your impact on the planet.
If you want to put the planet at the heart of your Resolutions this year, and go green in 2019, here are 10 lifestyle actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint.
With all the news that energy companies are having to increase their prices to cover increasing wholesale costs, are there easy ways that we can all reduce our energy costs and create a sustainable future?
As record breaking summer weather continues, reduced rainfall and unprecedented demand for water means that water shortages and hose pipe bans are occurring across the UK.
Here are nine key benefits of buying local, seasonal and sustainable food.