Buying Better: Selfridges doubles labelling scheme to help consumers shop sustainably and consciously

UK department store Selfridges has doubled its sustainable labelling scheme, Buying Better, with the launch of six new categories to help educate and guide customers to shop with more environmental awareness. The new labels in the Buying Better scheme include responsible leather, reducing waste, vegan, forest friendly, cruelty free and supporting communities. The labels appear on over 3,000 products from over 100 brands within homeware, … Continue reading Buying Better: Selfridges doubles labelling scheme to help consumers shop sustainably and consciously

Thought Fest: Free festival explores innovation, sustainability and mindfulness

Thought Fest is a free festival of innovation, sustainability and mindfulness. The festival, which takes place in Regent’s Place near London’s Great Portland Street until 6 October, invites festival-goers to explore new ways to look after their wellbeing and learn how to create a more sustainable future. Thought Feat features a host of activities and events for all ages. The events include a pop-up gallery … Continue reading Thought Fest: Free festival explores innovation, sustainability and mindfulness

The Castle: Climbing centre scaling the heights on sustainability

Visitors to London’s Stoke Newington may be surprised to find that North London has its very own castle. The Castle, with its castle-like facade and turrets, is an interesting feature that looms high on the local skyline. Once a Victorian water pumping station, The Castle is now home to one of the UK’s most popular climbing centres. The climbing centre, which boasts 450 routes serviced by more … Continue reading The Castle: Climbing centre scaling the heights on sustainability

Forest Kindergartens: Preschooling in the heart of the forest

Mother Nature is at the heart of learning for preschoolers at forest kindergartens around the world. The curriculum at these preschools or nurseries, where class is held in the middle of the forest, consists of discovering nature, building confidence, experimenting safely with tools such as knives and building fires. Forest kindergartens are where the classroom is held in the middle of the forest, and the curriculum … Continue reading Forest Kindergartens: Preschooling in the heart of the forest

How sustainable is the herb industry?

Many people are now purchasing herbs and herbal remedies for medicinal purposes. But do you know where these herbs come from? Producing effective herbal medicine that is good for people and good for the environment involves taking steps to ensure that companies are not only in the business of producing herbal products but are also working to sustain livelihoods and the earth, according to The … Continue reading How sustainable is the herb industry?

Sustainable Stays: Danta Corcovado Lodge, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is world renowned for its eco lodges and there are plenty to choose from – from the luxury to the eco glamping . If you desire a truly authentic holiday experience in Costa Rica – one where you feel at home immersed in the life, traditions and customs of the locals and the environment – then you may be able to narrow down … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Danta Corcovado Lodge, Costa Rica

Coachella: Festival goers guide to recycling and supporting the planet

California’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival kick starts its 2017 offerings over two long weekends from this Thursday – 14-16 April and 21-23 April. Global Inheritance is on hand once again to jazz up the site with its artistic and creative experiences designed to encourage festival goers to recycle and do their bit to support the environment. If you’re heading to the festival, here’s some … Continue reading Coachella: Festival goers guide to recycling and supporting the planet

Jabu: Inspiring conscious change through transformative art

Transformative art with a positive message is at the heart of artist Jabu’s canvases. The South African-born artist’s bright, bold, electrifying and abstract pieces deal with themes and subject matter “for change and making a difference”. Everything from climate change, food and sustainability, endangered species, and freedom fighter Nelson Mandela are the subjects of Jabu’s work. Jabu’s painting entitled Global Transformation uses mixed media to create … Continue reading Jabu: Inspiring conscious change through transformative art

Wooden wicks used to create eco-friendly candles

Sustainable wood wicks is the latest move by candle-making manufacturers towards an eco-friendly product. In an effort to create eco-friendly candles, some manufacturers are using sustainable wooden wicks, which not just look good but also burn slower than traditional cotton wicks, meaning more flame time, and have a distinct gentle crackle whilst burning which adds to the atmosphere that the candles evoke. Wooden wicks produce … Continue reading Wooden wicks used to create eco-friendly candles

Sustainable Stays: Eagle Brae, Scotland

Have a mesmerising trip in the Scottish Highlands with a stay at Eagle Brae. Eagle Brae is a village of self-catering log cabins set among the wildest glens, highest mountains and largest locks of the northern Scottish highlands. Eagle Brae’s eco-chic log cabins – made from red cedar logs from sustainably managed forests in British Columbia, Canada – are entirely powered by renewables. The open-plan … Continue reading Sustainable Stays: Eagle Brae, Scotland