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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

Buying from Charity Shops: How to Get What You Want!

Buying from Charity Shops: How to Get What You Want!

I love buying from charity shops – in fact, I haven’t bought clothes anywhere else in years. But charity shopping does have some differences compared to buying from high street stores. I thought I’d write a post with some tips for finding things you love second-hand. I’ve previously written about the reasons for buying second-hand, … Read More

“But Some Land Can’t be Used to Grow Crops!”

“But Some Land Can’t be Used to Grow Crops!”

As a vegan advocate, I hear many arguments against plant-based diets. One of these is that some land is unsuitable for growing crops, and so it must be used to produce animal foods instead. There are a few flaws with this argument which I would like to address. Firstly… Do we have to use this … Read More

Indoor Gardening: Your Complete Cheat Sheet For An Awesome Indoor Garden

Indoor Gardening: Your Complete Cheat Sheet For An Awesome Indoor Garden

Today’s guest post is from Emma Metson, who writes about home improvement and gardening on her site Fixtures and Flowers. She’s going to give us some tips for starting a successful indoor garden. Enjoy! *** Indoor gardening may or may not be an unconventional way of gardening for you. It may or may not be … Read More

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