The Best Ways to Naturally Clean Your Car

When we read tips on keeping the environment free from toxic chemicals, we are often told about the products we use to clean our home, or that we use on our bodies. But have you realised how much damage keeping our cars clean can do? Especially when they are often washed directly into the drains…

Mindful Tea Drinking

Are you always in a rush? Running around, from one task to the next, resentful of your daily routines and chores. Doing things on auto-pilot. We’re all guilty of it. We don’t even take the time to enjoy preparing the things that give us pleasure. We even hurry over making that cup of tea. That…

Reduce your Paper use with Paperless Post…

This week is Recycle Week and we are being encouraged to be more aware about what can and can’t be recycled, and making sure we recycle everything that we can. Switching to recyclable products is being encouraged. But how about completely reducing a huge area of waste… paper! In the UK alone, it is estimated…

Clean Up Coffee

Did you know that 7 million disposable coffee cups are thrown away every day? Of this staggering figure, less than 1% are actually recycled. Ethical coffee brand Percol have started a petition to request that the government makes all disposable cups recyclable. Percol offer fairtrade coffee, with an organic range, and a carbon neutral supply…

A healthier way to eat Chocolate…

Happy International Chocolate Day! Most of us love chocolate, yet we’re often made to believe there’s not a healthier way to enjoy it. The good news is, raw chocolate really is good for you. Instead of blitzing cacao beans, the raw chocolate process uses lower temperatures, which preserves all of the lovely nutrients. Cacao is…

Zero Waste Week & Food Packaging

Zero Waste Week is here again and I’m still not 100% zero waste. In this modern world, where plastic packaging is everywhere, I’m not sure it’s just so easy to be completely zero waste. But we can all do our bit. I’ve written several articles on different zero waste items I use, and these can…

Ethical Wedding Choices… MADE Diamond Rings

Man-made products vs. Natural Products. It’s such an easy distinction to choose natural every time. But, what if the natural option causes more harm than the man-made process? In the case of mining diamonds, it causes huge environmental destruction, and the violation of human rights. MADE Diamonds was therefore founded to give people a more…

Orange Sunburst Ice Pops

The weather has been most delightful, and it’s the perfect excuse for a refreshing ice pop. I love homemade ones, as you can really control exactly what goes into them, especially in terms of sugar content. And I’ve put together a lovely blend of fruit juices and herbal tea, with a lovely health kick of…

Burberry Commits Fashion Sin

Whilst the world of fashion and ethical consumerism rarely go hand in hand, I am still shocked to hear of Burberry burning £28m worth of clothes and accessories, all to protect its brand image. Burning clothes, while the ethically and environmentally conscious among us are trying to re-use, recycle and never throw clothes into landfill….

Is Your Energy Supply Animal Free?

Britain’s greenest energy company Ecotricity have blown us all away with the revelation that over half of Britain’s homes are (sometimes unknowingly) using electricity and gas generated from animal parts. Ecotricity have always promoted sustainable living in all forms, and has a long standing history of refusing to buy electricity or gas from animal related…