Sustainable Transport: What We Can Learn from Europe

Sustainable Transport: What We Can Learn from Europe

In my opinion, the best thing about travel is seeing how other cultures do things differently. And so in many respects, visiting mainland Europe was an eye-opener. It may only be separated from the UK by a small body of water, but in many ways, western and central Europe are far more progressive than we … Read More

How Does Plastic Pollution Affect Marine Life?

How Does Plastic Pollution Affect Marine Life?

This week’s guest post comes courtesy of Anna Kurcircova, who is extremely knowledgeable about the impact of plastic pollution on the oceans. I am very passionate about this topic, and it makes for a fascinating read. Enjoy! *** When you gaze out onto the ocean, you probably think of glorious marine life, vast depths, and … Read More

What’s New in the World of Eco-Friendly Period Products?

What’s New in the World of Eco-Friendly Period Products?

This week, I’m delighted to be publishing a guest post by the lovely Jackie Bolen of ReusableMenstrualCup.com, who is an expert on all things related to eco-friendly periods. I wrote a post a few weeks back on how to use a menstrual cup; this week, Jackie will follow that up by discussing the most recent … Read More

The Great Shampoo Hoax: Why Go No-Poo?

The Great Shampoo Hoax: Why Go No-Poo?

I’ve lost track of how long it’s been since I last used shampoo, but I think it’s going on three years now. So what possessed me to stop using shampoo, or to go ‘no-poo’ as they say? Quite simply, shampoo just isn’t necessary, though we’ve all been conned into thinking we need it. Clever marketing … Read More

How to Use a Menstrual Cup: a Comprehensive Guide

How to Use a Menstrual Cup: a Comprehensive Guide

By now, you’ve probably heard of menstrual cups, but you may be unconvinced by the idea. If that’s you, today I’d like to answer some questions that many people have about menstrual cups, and hopefully convince you to take the plunge and try one out! For those who are unfamiliar with menstrual cups, I’m going … Read More

Introducing the Compassion Chronicles!

Introducing the Compassion Chronicles!

Hello everyone, I don’t usually post at this time of week, but there’s something I’m really excited to share with you all. I’ve had a mailing list for a while now, but I’ve suffered from writers’ block when it comes to figuring out what to email you about. It felt daunting to commit to a … Read More

How to Stop Wasting Food: Solutions to Food Waste

How to Stop Wasting Food: Solutions to Food Waste

The UK has a problem with food waste. Here are some statistics I found on the government website: We waste around seven million tons of food every year The average household throws away £470 worth of food per year Bread, fruit and vegetables are the most wasted foods Businesses are guilty too – the manufacturing … Read More

Why We Should Be Buying Second-Hand

Why We Should Be Buying Second-Hand

Many of us are uncomfortable about buying second-hand. We fear that used items will be in poor condition, or are squeamish about using someone else’s castoffs. Often, we only buy second-hand when we need to save money. But I think buying second-hand is very important for a variety of reasons – so much so that … Read More

Country or City Living: What’s Greener?

Country or City Living: What’s Greener?

I’ve always thought of living in the countryside as being more eco-friendly than city living. Given my rural childhood, the thought of country living evokes memories of collecting firewood, breathing fresh air and going blackberry-picking. But living in the countryside doesn’t necessarily equate to an eco-friendly lifestyle. With the number of people now on the … Read More

Biodegradable Plastic: The Solution to Pollution?

Biodegradable Plastic: The Solution to Pollution?

Plastic products are ubiquitous in today’s world. But what happens to these products when they are discarded? It’s common knowledge that ordinary plastic either doesn’t biodegrade or takes a very long time to do so. This has made plastic pollution an increasingly troubling problem. It looks ugly and kills animals which mistakenly ingest it – … Read More