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Clean Vegan Energy: the Ecotricity Story

Clean Vegan Energy: the Ecotricity Story

I’m absolutely thrilled to have Ecotricity as a sponsor of the April/May issue of Seedling! My flatmates and I use them as our energy supplier, and I really believe in what they do. So I thought I’d write a piece introducing them and explaining why they’re so awesome. Here goes! *** When you transition to … Read More

Working the Planet to Death

Working the Planet to Death

I recently went to a discussion with an intriguing topic – the intersection between workers’ rights and climate change. On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much of a connection. But dig a little deeper and it starts to make sense. Climate change is happening because we’re consuming too many resources – … Read More

The Aeroplane in the Room

The Aeroplane in the Room

I have never been on an aeroplane. No, never. It didn’t start out as an ethical decision. I just grew up in a low-income family, and my parents didn’t want the stress and expense of travelling abroad. My first trip out of the UK was a school trip to France aged 17, where we took … Read More

Encouraging Your Partner To Go Vegan

Encouraging Your Partner To Go Vegan

by Katy Malkin of Learner Vegan Living in a mixed-diet household can be tricky to navigate. Indeed, we have what I like to call a ‘tri-diet’ in our household – with an omnivorous husband, vegetarian daughter, and a vegan (myself). I’m now an expert at cooking multiple dishes at once and writing strategic shopping lists. … Read More

Why I Stopped Identifying as an Introvert

Why I Stopped Identifying as an Introvert

An introvert is often defined as someone who is inward-turning – energised by being alone and drained by being around other people. When I first learnt about introversion, it was a lightbulb moment. Was this why I never quite felt as though I fitted in? It seemed possible. Whilst my schoolfriends went to Girl Guides, … Read More

Embracing Spirituality Transformed My Life

Embracing Spirituality Transformed My Life

Life is full of ups and downs, and crises of varying degrees. That was something I used to cope very badly with. I still remember feeling that everything was out of my control, that I was a victim of my circumstances. And I remember burying my emotions so deep I couldn’t find them, struggling to … Read More

Why is Homelessness Still a Problem in the UK?

Why is Homelessness Still a Problem in the UK?

Growing up, I got used to being ushered past homeless people and Big Issue sellers. “Don’t make eye contact,” people would say. And so I didn’t. A few years back, not long after I met my boyfriend, we were walking down the street and there was a homeless man sitting in a doorway. I think … Read More

The Feb | March issue of Seedling (our free online vegan magazine) is here!

Hey everyone! I can’t believe we’re on issue #3 already. Time has flown by! This one was so fun to put together, and you’re in for a real treat thanks to our amazing contributors. In our cover story, we find out how one family is ‘homeschooling’ their children whilst travelling the world. We have some … Read More

Making Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

Making Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

You know what I love? Sourdough bread. To me, that’s what real bread is. I love the tangy taste, and I find the texture is also nicer than that of ordinary bread. There’s even some evidence that those with gluten sensitivity may be able to eat it without issue, as the fermentation process degrades the … Read More