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What We Actually Need to Do to Stop Climate Change

What We Actually Need to Do to Stop Climate Change

There’s no longer any doubt about it – this is a climate emergency. We’ve left tackling it very late. And small solutions are really not going to be enough at this point. Listening to the advice of some organisations, we might be tempted to think that if we just drive a little less often and … Read More

The April/May Issue of Seedling – our free digital vegan magazine!

What would it be like to grow up in an all-vegan household? In this issue, Kenna Rose tells us about her vegan upbringing. Meanwhile, we learn how one amazing woman is providing blankets and shelter to the homeless in Tampa, Florida – and we find out how to minimise our impact on the planet whilst … 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

“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

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

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

What Humans Can Learn from Other Animals

What Humans Can Learn from Other Animals

We humans like to flaunt our superiority over other animals. But not only do I think this superiority is a myth, I also think there’s a lot we could learn from our fellow earthlings. Dolphins are a great example. As I mentioned in the post linked above, they have even more developed brains than we … 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