Being outside the home is one of the most challenging situations to stay green. Driving your car, ordering coffee and living your day to day life has an impact on our planet. It’s easy to be swept up and forget that the little things we do add up and have a big impact on our planet. We’ve been doing the research into how we can reduce our impact on the environment. From changing your habits to which brands to try. Stick around to find out more!

  • Lifestyle

    5 ways to beat ‘Blue Monday’

    If you’re feeling a little blue this January, then you aren’t on your own. With the highs of Christmas and new year well and truly over, January can be a blue time for many of us. On top of this, returning to work and the gloomy winter weather can have a real impact on our mental health. Blue Monday was first coined in 2005 by Sky Travel, claiming that the day is ‘the most depressing day of the year’. Usually taking place on the third Monday in January,  Although there is no scientific research to suggest that it is, in fact, the gloomiest day of the year, January as a whole can…

  • Lifestyle

    5 reasons to get outdoors this winter

    January is notorious for making you feel a bit down in the dumps. The excitement of the festive season has worn off and your wallet has likely taken a hit from the festivities in December. If this sounds like you, then January is the perfect time to go out and explore the outdoors. From leisurely walks, to free activities with the kids, there are so many fun things to enjoy in the great outdoors. 1. Helps alleviate stress Walking has been proven to help increase your productivity and alleviate stress. At this time of year, it can be easy to get bogged down with work or home life. Becoming stressed can happen…

  • Lifestyle

    7 eco-friendly New Year’s resolutions

    If you’re one of the many people making New Year’s resolutions, you may find that you’re struggling to stick to them. Many of us choose this time of year to make personal changes, whether it’s to be a bit healthier or take up a new hobby. However, starting the new year being more eco-friendly is an easy and achievable change you can make! Here are 10 eco-friendly resolutions you can try and hopefully, stick to! Upcycle Many of us know that reducing, reusing and recycling are some of the main ways we can be more eco-friendly. To help you get started, try starting the new year with a new hobby. Upcycling is…

  • Lifestyle,  Christmas

    4 gift ideas to give to the planet this festive season

    With Christmas just around the corner, we have some last minute ideas of gifts you can give that are not only thoughtful, but are gifts for the environment. Christmas can put a lot of pressure on us to get the perfect gift for our loved ones. If you know someone that is taking action to be more eco-friendly and live a more sustainable life, we have just the thing for you. Donate to their favourite non-profit Possibly the simplest and easiest gift to give. There are so many good causes out there that are working hard to halt and even reverse the devastating impacts climate change is having on our environment. Before…

  • Lifestyle

    6 ways to reduce your food waste this festive season

    Christmas can be a time of over indulging. When it comes to food, an astounding 7 million tonnes of food goes to waste at Christmas alone. Those 7 million tonnes come from, 2 million turkeys, 5 million Christmas puddings, and 74 million mince pies all going to waste, causing almost 270,000 tons of food waste in total during this widely celebrated holiday. Why is food waste a problem? Food waste is a huge contributor to climate change. In fact, 36 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions could be prevented if UK homes saved their food from the bins, according to Love Food Hate Waste. At Christmas, food waste is an especially big…

  • Lifestyle

    5 sustainable gift wrapping ideas

    At this time of year, many of us will be buying presents for our loved ones. But with lots of presents, comes lots of gift wrapping and lots of waste. Having a unique and beautifully wrapped Christmas gift is important to many, but being eco-friendly and sustainable is just as important to us. On top of this, many types of wrapping paper can’t be recycled, or end up in your recycling bin anyway. This can sometimes mean that the rest of your paper and cardboard waste can’t be recycled properly as the waste is contaminated with non-recyclable materials. But gift wrapping can be eco-friendly. If, like us, you’d like to be more…