How to Reduce Your Plastic Use While on Holiday

In 2018, UK residents spent £45.4 billion on oversea visits, while oversea residents spent £22.9 billion on visits to the UK. When there is that much money being spent, it’s clear that people love to travel. But not every aspect of traveling is positive.  One of the biggest problems with travel is the increased plastic waste it... Continue Reading →

Holiday carbon handprint

Last year we travelled by Euro Tunnel to the north of France and camped in the sweltering heat with a toddler, it was hard work even though amazing. This year we've decided to come to Thailand for our holiday, but we also still want to try and enhance our Carbon Handprint and reduce our environmental... Continue Reading →

My carbon offset

In a few days my family and I will be going on holiday. Our destination - Thailand. I have very mixed feelings about our trip, on one hand I'm so excited that we're going to such a beautiful and welcoming country, on the other I feel absolutely rubbish about the fact that we will be... Continue Reading →

I will be heard!

In a previous blog I explained that before deciding to stop using a certain company/bank/product because you don’t agree with their environmental or ethical policies, you must let them know why you will no longer be using their products, otherwise they may think that you've found a cheaper alternative or it's due to poor service.... Continue Reading →

Overwhelmed by the climate crisis

The climate crisis is scary, the more I read and learn about it, the more depressed I sometimes feel. I can even feel overwhelmed and useless, that it's too late to change, and I don't think I'm the only one. BUT IT'S NOT TOO LATE! There is so much we can do, and you don't... Continue Reading →

Washing with Castile Soap

Around half the people in the UK don’t recycle bathroom waste such as shampoo, conditioner and shower gel bottles. Therefore buying products with less packaging or no packaging at all makes a big difference. I thought it would be a good idea to make my own, so bought some liquid Castile Soap as it can... Continue Reading →

Trumps attack on Climate Science

After two years dismantling the environmental policies and regulations set out by Obama to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, Trump and his political appointees are launching a new attack. Trump now will try to undermine the very science on which climate change policy rests. Which is dangerous considering 40% of people live in coastal counties. In the next... Continue Reading →

Quarterly Review

It's been nearly 3 months since I decided to reduce my families carbon footprint, and I thought I'd write a little review on how we're getting on, and what I've learnt. In the UK, 275,000 tonnes of plastic are used each year, which includes 13 billion plastic bottles. Unfortunately only 7.5 billion are recycled, the remaining 5.5 billion... Continue Reading →

Global electricity access goals not being met

A report released this week by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO) explains that despite significant progress in recent years, the global energy targets set in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030... Continue Reading →

How green is your bank?

The Banking on Climate Change report released in March this year has calculated the lending and underwriting from 33 global banks to the fossil fuel industry. The report found that Canadian, Chinese, European, Japanese, and U.S. banks have provided the fossil fuel industry with $1.9 trillion since the Paris Agreement was adopted. In the last... Continue Reading →

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