Do Beekeeping: Book penned by teen encourages people and communities to take up the craft

A vast quantity of food that people consume daily is present due to bee pollination – you can thank bees for everything from vegetables through to grains. This is an awareness that Orren Fox has had his whole life. The author of Do Beekeeping – The Secret to Happy Honeybees, published in 2015 and penned when Orren Fox was 18, has always had a strong affinity for … Continue reading Do Beekeeping: Book penned by teen encourages people and communities to take up the craft

Valentine’s Day Gifts: Zero-Waste Starter Kits

What do you give as a gift for Valentine’s Day to your eco-conscious other half? How about a zero-waste starter kit? Whether your other half is taking their first steps in to living more sustainably or is in the process of going plastic-free, zero-waste starter kits are a practical and thoughtful gift on all accounts. Wearth, an online marketplace which partners with independent UK brands making … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gifts: Zero-Waste Starter Kits

Voice of Nature: Art installation lets a tree do the talking to warn about climate change

Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker is using real time data that indicates the wellbeing of a tree to warn “about the urgency of climate change in a way that’s undeniable”, in his latest installation, Voice of Nature. Voice of Nature uses the “voice” of a tree to communicate the effects of climate change on the natural world. The artwork is based on a Japanese cinnamon tree in Chengdu, a city … Continue reading Voice of Nature: Art installation lets a tree do the talking to warn about climate change

Rare plant brought back from the brink after unusual conservation effort to run a tractor over it

Marsh clubmoss, an endangered plant found on damp heathlands in the UK, has been brought back from the brink thanks to an unusual conservation technique involving running a 5-tonne tractor over it. Marsh clubmoss is an ancient but highly threatened species which has declined by 85% in recent decades as its habitat has been largely wiped out, leaving only a few sites in Dorset and Hampshire. … Continue reading Rare plant brought back from the brink after unusual conservation effort to run a tractor over it

Star Count 2019: Cosmic census encouraging England dwellers to help map the dark skies

Star Count 2019 – a new initiative launched by the countryside charity Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) – is inviting England dwellers to take part in a cosmic census that will help to map the dark skies. The nationwide Star Count, which is also supported by the British Astronomical Association, will be running from now until Saturday 23 February. Stargazers, whether in town or countryside, will … Continue reading Star Count 2019: Cosmic census encouraging England dwellers to help map the dark skies

Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Botanical dyes are earth-friendly, biodegradable renewable resources. Crafters are also drawn to them because natural plant dyes produce hues that are much more complex than their synthetic counterparts. Color doesn’t stop at flower petals. Depending on the species, it can also be found in other parts of the plant, such as leaves, stems, roots, and fruits. via Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Make Your Own Deodorant

Deodorant is one of those hygiene products that you may try out many before finding the one that’s right for you. There are a number of issues to consider when buying a deodorant. Deodorants and antiperspirants on the market today are laden with chemicals. The main active ingredient in antiperspirant is aluminium, which temporarily blocks sweat ducts at the skin’s surface until it’s washed away or wears … Continue reading Make Your Own Deodorant

The Flipflopi: Boat made from recycled plastic and flip-flops sets sail on awareness-raising mission

The Flipflopi – a Kenyan community-built boat constructed from recycled marine plastic and flip-flops – has set sail on its first overseas mission to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution. Departing from Lamu on the Kenyan coast on 24 January, the FlipFlopi will sail south along the coasts of Kenya stopping in Watamu, Kilifi, Mombasa and Diani, before crossing into northern Tanzania with planned stops … Continue reading The Flipflopi: Boat made from recycled plastic and flip-flops sets sail on awareness-raising mission

Birdgirl: Young conservationist Mya-Rose Craig improving access to nature for minority ethnic teens

It is a fact that nature sustains life, yet many people, for whatever reason, are disconnected from it, disengaged from it, and unaware of its important function in keeping them alive. That’s where young nature guardian Mya-Rose Craig aka Birdgirl is aiming to increase access to nature to young people, particularly black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups. The 16-year-old British Bangladeshi, who lives near Bristol in … Continue reading Birdgirl: Young conservationist Mya-Rose Craig improving access to nature for minority ethnic teens

Save A Crust: Free cookery workshops demonstrate how to avoid bread waste and save money

Bread is a staple food in many households, yet up to 24 million slices of bread are wasted every day in the UK. In order to help households avoid bread waste and save money, North London Waste Authority has commissioned Keep Britain Tidy to hold some free cookery workshops to show residents how they can get creative with leftover bread. Seven free cookery workshops will be held, one in each north … Continue reading Save A Crust: Free cookery workshops demonstrate how to avoid bread waste and save money