Freediver Katarina Linczenyiova helping rid ocean waste from deepest ocean floors

Freediver Katarina Linczenyiova is helping to rid ocean waste from some of the deepest ocean floors that have never before been reached. The 25-year-old Slovakianhas cleared one hectare of the seabed in Dahab, Egypt of almost 40 kilos of waste. And she has also been involved in clean up operations near the island of Hyrda in Greece and in the glacial lake Popradske Pleso, in Slovakia. … Continue reading Freediver Katarina Linczenyiova helping rid ocean waste from deepest ocean floors

DIY Christmas Wreath ideas

If your artificial Christmas tree is knackered, don’t throw it out – instead get craftsy and use its parts to create a DIY wreath. These videos from MadeByFate show you how to create a stunning wreaths from old Christmas decorations and items you can find around the house. The first video shows how you can make a wreath using an upcycled Christmas tree, silver foil … Continue reading DIY Christmas Wreath ideas

Xmas Gift Ideas: Wildflower seed paper doves

Want to encourage friends and families to plant wildflowers and to do their bit to help bees thrive and survive? Pop a cute seed paper dove in with their Christmas card. Cut from paper made from a combination of recycled paper and cotton, these novelty seed paper doves are embedded with various wildflower seeds which can be planted. The seed paper doves by Wildflower Papers are … Continue reading Xmas Gift Ideas: Wildflower seed paper doves

London’s First Zero Waste Christmas Market

Christmas need not be a time of waste which is why Zero Waste Goods is bringing together “the best UK ethical brands for stress-free shopping that don’t cost the Earth” at London’s First Zero Waste Christmas Market. Held this Saturday (8 December) at Hoxton Arches, between 2pm and 9pm, London’s First Zero Waste Christmas Market features products and produce from brands who are committed to zero plastic packaging … Continue reading London’s First Zero Waste Christmas Market

Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

When we think of things that pollute or harm the environment, what usually comes to mind are things like factories and cars. But did you know that your own home can be a cause for pollution? This infographic lists 17 ways you can save energy and reduce both your power bill and carbon footprint. via Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival celebrates sustainable living and the arts

Wonderfruit, Thailand’s pioneering celebration of the arts and sustainable living, returns for its fifth installment this month. The four-day festival, which takes place in Pattaya from 13 December to 17 December, features live music, DJs, talks, workshops, art installations, world cuisine, meditation and yoga. Wonderfruit was created as “a 4-day celebration of the arts to catalyze positive impact”. The Thai beach resort of Pattaya, not usually known … Continue reading Thailand’s Wonderfruit Festival celebrates sustainable living and the arts

Xmas Gift Ideas: Earl of East London Bath Salt Shinrin-Yoku

Multi-sensory lifestyle brand, Earl of East London, has channelled the ancient Japanese forest bathing ritual of Shinrin-Yoku, to create a luxurious bath salt in its honour. Shinrin-Yoku or “forest bathing” is a Japanese ritual that involves taking in the forest atmosphere to promote wellbeing. Its health benefits include lowering heart rate, reducing stress, boosting the immune system and improving overall wellbeing. Earl of East Bath Salt … Continue reading Xmas Gift Ideas: Earl of East London Bath Salt Shinrin-Yoku

Help save community-made cider, Local Fox

The Orchard Project – the people behind London’s community-made cider, Local Fox Cider – have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help keep this unique tipple alive. With less than a week to go, The Orchard Project is hoping to raise £17,500 by 10 December to keep the production of Local Fox Cider running, since its funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund is coming to an … Continue reading Help save community-made cider, Local Fox

Reviews: Root 7’s reusable water bottle, OneBottle

In my quest for a suitable vessel to hold water in, both to have at my desk and to travel around with, I’m happy to say that I’ve found that special something by way of Root7’s OneBottle. A double walled stainless steel bottle, with a copper coated layer inside the bottle, OneBottle is a stunning design classic of a reusable water bottle. With a black … Continue reading Reviews: Root 7’s reusable water bottle, OneBottle

Kate Bush announces London pop-up shop, with all proceeds going to help the homeless

Pop legend Kate Bush has launched a pop-up shop in London selling memorabilia, with all proceeds being donated to homeless people. The shop, which is located at Coals Drop Yard in Kings Cross, will sell the artist’s recently released lyric book How To Be Invisible, as well as the new remastered versions of her music catalogue on vinyl and CDs. Each book sold will include an … Continue reading Kate Bush announces London pop-up shop, with all proceeds going to help the homeless