World Bee Day – Thursday 20th May 2021

World Bee Day is upon us and aims to highlight the importance of bees in food production, sustainable farming, biodiversity and environmental protection. The date was chosen as 20 May coincides with the birthday of Anton Janša, who in the 18th century pioneered modern beekeeping techniques in his native Slovenia …

No Disposable Cup Day – Sunday 4th Oct 2020

No Disposable Cup Day (https://nodisposablecup.com/) was started in 2019 to raise international awareness of the fact 7 million disposable cups are used every day in the UK. 500,000 of these are discarded daily. The UK is one of the highest consumers of disposable cups, totaling 2.5 billion a year and …

Have a Sustainable Merry Christmas! Christmas dinner

Eating is the focal point of the day for most Christmas celebrations, but cutting carbon and waste out of a meal doesn’t have to have any impact on your enjoyment of the day.  The following are tips  on ways to reduce your environmental impact: Prepare the right amount of food …

Have a Sustainable Merry Christmas! Cards, Wrapping and Decorations

In the second post in our series about sustainability at Christmas, we will be focusing on cards, wrap and decorations. These are all standard elements of our Christmas experience but could they be greener? Cards  We are spoilt for choice when it comes to buying cards, here are a few …

Have a Sustainable Merry Christmas! Choosing The Tree

Christmas trees, along with the presents nestled beneath them, and the decorations around the home, are all a part of creating the festive spirit of the season.  But having high spirits doesn’t have to mean a high carbon footprint.  This is the first of a series of posts about how …