Like many of us, I want to lead a more ethical and sustainable lifestyle. But this aspiration is often out of reach with a perceptively high price tag hindered by a limited salary and the high cost of living. But, with much research and a nagging in my gut, I have finally taken key steps … Continue reading Sustainable fashion choices – hunting for ‘green’ labels
The recent article released by the Guardian today [21 October 2017] shares the shocking truth that our insect ecosystems are collapsing due to human pressures. This could be a catastrophe. Insects are an integral part of life on Earth The shocking article titled 'A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe' … Continue reading Insect abundance drops 75% over 27 years
Whilst much focus lies on renewable energies, the long-term environmental impact of solar farms is still in relative infancy compared to wind turbines and hydropower. But with an appropriate land management plan, solar farms have incredible potential to support wildlife whilst contributing to national biodiversity targets - becoming undisturbed havens for wildlife across the UK. There … Continue reading Can ground mounted solar farms be wildlife havens?
There are many methods to improve biodiversity, retain and manage habitats and secure enough food and water for a growing global population. Farming is at the heart of all of this, albeit with often contradicting demands on the way we grow our produce. Here, I take a peek into the world of a highly favourable … Continue reading Can ‘Vertical Farming’ save the planet?
Food. Something we all take for granted, but our agricultural productions and market demands are huge contributors to habitat destruction and climate change, as well as affecting the livelihoods of many farmers across the UK. We’re spending more money than ever before to get what we want when we want it. We have become a nation … Continue reading The War On Waste – food, clothes and other recyclables #wastenot
I actually decided to create this website after being unbelievably inspired by a book written by Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers called 'What's Mine is YOURS'. The book is a real eye-opener to the vast world of consumption. They highlight how clever marketing has brainwashed us in to living far beyond our means, turning us into … Continue reading Book review – What’s Mine is Y-OURS
So a date has been set for the EU Referendum - Thursday 23rd June 2016 - and I feel nervous, very nervous. As a student, I learnt about the laws that govern Britain's environmental management, many of which are driven by Europe and our subsequent membership. Yet, my relative inexperience in applying these laws means … Continue reading What does the EU do for Britain and for Wildlife?
The roof has often only considered for two options when looking to implement 'eco' or sustainable solutions, these being either a green roof or photovoltaics i.e. solar panels. But in the very near future, developers will no longer have to choose between the two. The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna has … Continue reading Either Or? Solar Panels V Green Roofs