The Road to Plastic-Free: Small Changes you can make at Home — ecogreenlove

We’ve all seen the extent of the effect single-use plastics are having on the environment. Not only do they pollute the environment and introduce highly toxic chemicals into the food chain, they pose a direct threat to marine wildlife. If you want to reduce your plastic waste, here are some small changes you can make at home to help do your bit. via The Road to … Continue reading The Road to Plastic-Free: Small Changes you can make at Home — ecogreenlove

Bonfire Night: How to have an eco-friendly fireworks display and bonfire

Every 5 November, the night skies across England are lit up in spectacular firework displays to herald in Bonfire Night. Bonfire Night has been celebrated for centuries ever since Guy Fawkes’ plot to blow up the House of Lords was foiled. The night of decadent fireworks has come under much criticism due to the detrimental impact that it has on the environment. According to the Environmental Protection UK, “a … Continue reading Bonfire Night: How to have an eco-friendly fireworks display and bonfire

How does Clutter affect your Health? [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

There are several detrimental health effects that have been associated with the amount of clutter in your home. Clutter’s impact on our senses makes it difficult to focus on important or difficult tasks, invading both our physical and mental space, stopping us from thinking creatively and productively. Read more here. via How does Clutter affect your Health? [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading How does Clutter affect your Health? [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

What is Samhain, otherwise known as Halloween — ravenhawks’ magazine

Samhain is pronounced sowen, soween, saw-win, saw-vane or sahven, but not sam-hayne. Other names for Samhain include Samhuin, Samain, Saman, Oidhche Shamhna, Hallowe’en, Halloween, Hallows, Hallowtide, Shadow Fest, Allantide, Third Harvest, Harvest Home, Geimredh, Day of the Dead (Feile na Marbh), Feast of the Dead, Spirit Night, Candle Night, November Eve, Nutcrack Night, Ancestor Night […] via Samhain — ravenhawks’ magazine Continue reading What is Samhain, otherwise known as Halloween — ravenhawks’ magazine

The Street Store: Pop-up clothing store for homeless people with outlets worldwide

The Street Store is a free pop-up clothing store for homeless people, aiming to “provide the homeless with the same dignity afforded to paying customers”. Originally launched in South Africa, the rent-free temporary store sees groups of volunteers gather donations from their local community and display them in an outdoor shop, making items of clothing and accessories available for free to homeless people in poor neighborhoods. Premises-free, … Continue reading The Street Store: Pop-up clothing store for homeless people with outlets worldwide

The Green Passage: Rotterdam’s sustainable shopping centre paving the way for more like it

Rotterdam’s green and fair trade shopping centre, The Green Passage (de Groene Passage), is somewhat of a gem – the only sustainable shopping centre in Europe, The Green Passage is a one-stop shop for conscious consumers. While “sustainable shopping centres” may be few and far between, The Green Passage is no recent contender. The Green Passage started up more than 20 years ago when seven shopkeepers with the same … Continue reading The Green Passage: Rotterdam’s sustainable shopping centre paving the way for more like it

What the Flush! [Infographics] — ecogreenlove

Every day Brits are flushing medicines, illegal drugs and plastics in tampon applicators and wet wipes. This comes at a huge cost to our environment. Record numbers of wet wipes were recently found on the shores of the Thames. Incredibly, 94% of the population asserted they were actually confident with what they should and shouldn’t put down their pipes. Clearly, this isn’t the case! via What … Continue reading What the Flush! [Infographics] — ecogreenlove

Materiom: Circular designers creating an online open-source material recipe book

Materiom, a group of experts focused on circular design, are enabling everyone, everywhere to participate in the next generation of materials by sharing recipes that use locally abundant natural ingredients and life-friendly chemistry. Materiom is essentially an online open-source material recipe book for makers and designers. The “recipe book” includes recipes for kombucha fabric made from green tea, water and sucrose; and a bowl made from dried … Continue reading Materiom: Circular designers creating an online open-source material recipe book

Poole-based shopping centre setting out to be a sustainable hub for shoppers

A shopping centre in Poole, Dorset is setting out to be a sustainable hub for shoppers with its sustainable rooftop garden, Eco Hub events space, and zero-waste policy. Dolphin Shopping Centre’s rooftop garden was created with recyclable materials, including pallets and seven large wooden trugs, all of which are eco-friendly. The sustainable rooftop garden, which is the home to two beehives, also houses thousands of bees … Continue reading Poole-based shopping centre setting out to be a sustainable hub for shoppers

Where does the water you drink – bottled or tap – come from?

Do you know where the water that you drink comes from? Or did you know that there’s a difference between spring water and mineral water? Whether you drink tap water, spring water or mineral water, here’s all you need to know about where your water comes from. Spring Water Spring water is the term used to refer to water collected directly from an underground spring … Continue reading Where does the water you drink – bottled or tap – come from?