Patagonia opens pop-up climate activist café in London’s Broadway Market

Patagonia has opened a pop-up café in London’s Broadway Market offering visitors climate activist training, ideas for effective campaigning, and free to borrow books for inspiration. The Patagonia Action Works Café, which will be open until 9 October, will host training sessions around activism, workshops on topics such as carbon literacy, habitat conservation and non-violent direct action – with the expert guidance of UK environmental … Continue reading Patagonia opens pop-up climate activist café in London’s Broadway Market

Anglesey’s Melin Llynnon windmill falls in the trusty hands of native and top pastry chef Richard Holt’s masterplan

There’s no place like home, so when an advert to take on Melin Llynnon windmill on the island of Anglesey came up, top patisserie chef Richard Holt gave it his all and is now the proud owner of the last working flour mill in Wales. The 26-year-old Anglesey-native – who has worked as head pastry chef at Marcus Wareing’s 2 Michelin Star The Gilbert Scott … Continue reading Anglesey’s Melin Llynnon windmill falls in the trusty hands of native and top pastry chef Richard Holt’s masterplan

Clean Beach Coffee: Surfer and writer Camille Pilar heads up beachside cafe raising awareness of the environment

The beaches of La Union province in the Philippines are famed for their surfing and snorkeling. It too has also made headlines in recent times due to the trash spotted on the beaches, documented by writer and surfer, Camille Pilar. Two years ago, Camille Pilar created an Instagram account, Banned From The Beach, where she shared some of the photos of the trash left behind … Continue reading Clean Beach Coffee: Surfer and writer Camille Pilar heads up beachside cafe raising awareness of the environment

Milan’s Library of Trees returning an area of the city to nature

Milan’s Porta Nuova district is fast-gaining a reputation for innovation, sustainable living and plantlife it appears. Not only is the area home to the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) botanical-themed residential tower blocks, it also recently welcomed the opening of the Biblioteca degli Alberi (Library of Trees). Sitting at the foot of the Bosco Verticale, Biblioteca degli Alberi contains a diverse library of plant and tree … Continue reading Milan’s Library of Trees returning an area of the city to nature

Wild swimming lake and new wet woodlands opening in south London’s Beckenham Place Park

A natural swimming spot in south-east London, once a Georgian lake, has been brought back to its wilderness days offering visitors a chance to cool off. The wild swimming lake, which opens at Beckenham Place Park on 20 July, is around 285 metres long by 48 metres wide and is 3.5 metres at its deepest level. Aside from swimming, the lake will also offer boating, … Continue reading Wild swimming lake and new wet woodlands opening in south London’s Beckenham Place Park

Aroboretum: New London members club aims to connect planet-friendly people

Arboretum, an independent members’ club and coworking space for planetary changemakers, is to open in London later this month. A place for people who “care about the planet to convene, create and collaborate” near London’s Trafalgar Square, Arboretum is the brainchild of hospitality entrepreneur Ronald Ndoro, responsible for the Library members’ club in Covent Garden. Breaking away from mainstream members’ clubs, Arboretum aims to attract socially … Continue reading Aroboretum: New London members club aims to connect planet-friendly people

BlueCity: Former waterslide park and swimming pool becomes a hub for sustainable entrepreneurs

A former waterslide park and swimming pool in Rotterdam has become a sustainability hub where  entrepreneurs are sharing their knowledge, expertise, and recycled materials – creating a world in which waste is valuable. The hub, BlueCity, has been described as a “playground for circular companies”. Located in the building which once housed Tropicana, a subtropical swimming pool and waterslide park along the Maas river, a range … Continue reading BlueCity: Former waterslide park and swimming pool becomes a hub for sustainable entrepreneurs

Fabrications: An upcylist and clothesmaker’s dream in Broadway Market

For fashion to be truly unique, it doesn’t get more “fashionable” then making your own clothes. If you live in London and want to take that first step towards manifesting those creations that you’ve devised in your head or sketched on paper, check out Fabrications on Broadway Market – an independent store dedicated to DIY, upcycling, refashioning, thrifting, knitting, sewing, and sustainable ethical crafts. The … Continue reading Fabrications: An upcylist and clothesmaker’s dream in Broadway Market

CopenHill: Waste plant to become a Copenhagen tourist spot with rooftop entertainment park

An artificial ski slope and recreational hiking area built on top of a new waste management centre is due to open this Autumn in Copenhagen. With a 278-foot-high artificial climbing wall, a 600-meter ski slope full-service restaurant, and an après-ski bar surrounded by tree-lined hiking trails, Amager Bakke, otherwise known as CopenHill, is set to be both an entertainment space as well as a waste-to-energy plant. The new power … Continue reading CopenHill: Waste plant to become a Copenhagen tourist spot with rooftop entertainment park

Village Underground creatively creating creative spaces from recycled tube trains and shipping containers

Shoreditch maybe a shadow of its former self as the “City of London” presses up against and on its turf, but one venue that remains and is certainly in it for the long haul is Village Underground. A part creative community, part arts venue, Village Underground includes a renovated warehouse which is used for everything from concerts and club nights to exhibitions, theatre, live art and other … Continue reading Village Underground creatively creating creative spaces from recycled tube trains and shipping containers