Zero-waste, planet friendly hair care with Soul & Soap’s Shine On Conditioner Bar

Shampoo bars have become more readily available now and so taking hair care needs to the next zero-waste level is Soul & Soap with its conditioner bar. Soul & Soap’s Shine On Conditioner Bar is a conditioner bar made from hair nourishing and moisturising ingredients including shea butter and olive oil. The conditioner bar also has the added ingredient of Abyssinian oil, which is an … Continue reading Zero-waste, planet friendly hair care with Soul & Soap’s Shine On Conditioner Bar

Science Moms: Campaign demystifies climate science and provides resources to help mothers to take action

Female scientists in the US have teamed up to create a campaign, Science Moms, aimed at empowering mothers to take action to protect the planet while also helping them to demystify climate science. Science Moms was set up to help mothers who are concerned about climate change, but aren’t confident in their knowledge about climate change or how they can help. The campaign launched earlier … Continue reading Science Moms: Campaign demystifies climate science and provides resources to help mothers to take action

Natural Branding: Eliminating plastic packaging with permanent marks on fruit and veg

Permanent marks placed on the skins of fruit and vegetables are eliminating plastic packaging and labels from supermarket produce in Europe. Nature & More, a Netherlands-based distributor of organic fruits and vegetables, have created Natural Branding, a permanent marking system whereby a high definition laser removes part of the pigment from the outer layer of the peel of the fruit or vegetable leaving a permanent … Continue reading Natural Branding: Eliminating plastic packaging with permanent marks on fruit and veg

Hope Reef: World’s largest coral restoration programme announced

Hope Reef, the start of the world’s largest coral reef restoration programme, has been unveiled off the coast of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The coral reef, which can be seen on Google Earth, has been regrown to spell the word HOPE to drive awareness of the importance of marine conservation and show how positive change can happen within our lifetime. Providing a simple but effective solution, Hope Reef uses innovative ‘Reef Star’ … Continue reading Hope Reef: World’s largest coral restoration programme announced

Bangor becomes first city in Wales to be granted “Plastic Free Community” status

Bangor has become the first city in Wales to be granted “Plastic Free Community” status by marine conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage. The city in northwest Wales has been recognised for its work to reduce the environmental impact of single-use plastics, and now joins a network of communities across the UK who are tackling throwaway culture and single-use plastic. Harry Riley, a former student at Bangor … Continue reading Bangor becomes first city in Wales to be granted “Plastic Free Community” status

Blossm: Plant swapping app connecting people to plants

Blossm, an app dedicated to plant swapping, is helping plant enthusiasts in the San Diego area to find plants, locally and further out, through swapping and buying.  The “plant-dedicated platform”, which is for everyone from budding enthusiasts to seasoned green-thumbs, encourages users to upload photos and descriptions of plants they want to swap, which are featured as thumbnail photos on the app’s home page. Though … Continue reading Blossm: Plant swapping app connecting people to plants

5 DIY Ways to Upcycle Candle Jars — The TerraCycle Blog

Candles are hot items for many households: they smell great, offer atmosphere and ambiance, and lend inviting warmth to your space with colors, scents, and vibes for every personality. Thing is, they all run out, and quickly if you’re a fan of putting on the flame.  The good news is: there are loads of things… 5 DIY Ways to Upcycle Candle Jars — The TerraCycle Blog Continue reading 5 DIY Ways to Upcycle Candle Jars — The TerraCycle Blog

New native woodland in Belfast Hills set to restore wildlife habitats

A new native woodland is planned for Northern Ireland in a move that will conserve the land in the Belfast Hills and restore important wildlife habitats. Conservation charity The Woodland Trust has acquired 98 hectares of land next to Cave Hill Country Park in Belfast, with plans to conserve and restore the site. Two thirds of the land is suitable for native woodland, the rest … Continue reading New native woodland in Belfast Hills set to restore wildlife habitats

International Dawn Chorus Day: Celebrate birdsong this Sunday early morning

International Dawn Chorus Day, which celebrates “nature’s greatest symphony” otherwise known as birdsong, takes place tomorrow [Sunday 2 May 2021]. Whether you get up early or go to bed later in the morning, people around the world will be revelling in the sweet sound of birdsong – from the cooing of pigeons, the serenade of robins and blackbirds, the chatter of house sparrows through to … Continue reading International Dawn Chorus Day: Celebrate birdsong this Sunday early morning