October is Fairtrade Month, a time for all of us to look at our buying habits and see how we can improve them. There’s a lot of talk about global supply chains at the moment, but the truth is that outside of shortages in our… Read More »October Eco Challenge: Try Fairtrade
Eco Monthly Challenges
Upcycling is a great way of reusing what you already having and giving it a second lease of life. All that upcycling means is taking something that is old and/or no longer wanted and altering it to make something new. It can cover a range… Read More »August Eco Challenge: Upcycle Something!
In the spirit of Plastic Free July, we’re challenging you to reduce your plastic consumption this July. Whilst being completely zero-waste and plastic free sounds nice, it’s unrealistic. This is why we’re asking you instead to reduce where you can. The Plastic Problem We don’t… Read More »July Eco Challenge: Reduce Plastic
The fashion industry was responsible for at least 4% of global greenhouse-gas emissions in 2018 – more than the carbon output of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom combined. Moreover, research shows that without drastic action the industry will fail to meet the Paris Agreement’s… Read More »June Eco Challenge: Say No to Fast Fashion
Now that the weather is improving it’s a great time to start swapping car journeys for walking! Whether it’s walking to the train station instead of getting a taxi or strolling to the local shops instead of driving, walking is a really simple way to… Read More »May Eco Challenge: Walk More!
With Spring in full swing it’s time to get out into your gardens and get planting! Whether you’re going to grow some sun-flowers or start a vegetable patch, we’re challenging you to plant something this month! We love the idea of starting a vegetable patch.… Read More »April Eco Challenge: Get Gardening!
Eating your country’s seasonal produce can reduce your carbon footprint by negating the need for food grown in greenhouses, and reducing the amount of miles food has to travel to your plate. Focusing on seasonal vegetables can also give you great inspiration for meals! So… Read More »March Eco Challenge: Eat Seasonally!
500 billion plastic bottles are used every year. Meaning there are 66 times as many bottles as there are humans on the planet. These bottles can last for 450 years if they are not recycled and it is estimated that only half of used plastic… Read More »February Eco Challenge: Don’t Bottle It!
Today, most people don’t consider a meal a ‘proper meal’ without meat on the plate. Animal agriculture is responsible for 13–18% of human-caused global greenhouse gases. Not to mention the space taken up by animal farming which could be used to plant trees. On top… Read More »January Eco Challenge: Eat more Veggie or Vegan