It feels like there hasn't been a single week so far this year where a story about sustainability hasn't been in the mainstream media headlines. Since Blue Planet II aired at the end of last year and public attention turned to plastic pollution, it finally feels...

When you start trying to live more ethically, there’s a lot of issues and dilemmas that can keep you awake at night. It’s impossible to live 100% ethically all of the time, but it’s easy to beat yourself up that you’re not doing enough, or...

Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and once again #EthicalHour are pleased to support efforts to raise awareness of Fairtrade and close the door to exploitation in global supply chains. Around the world, millions of farmers and workers are being exploited despite...

Plastic straws could be on their way out - but you might be surprised that I'm not jumping for joy just yet. I've been promoting the #PlasticFree movement on social media ever since Blue Planet II brought to our attention just how bad the plastic pollution...

Do you ever feel like you can't do anything right? Ethical living can be a minefield of difficult decisions and public opinions. Everyone's lifestyle and needs are different and we all approach ethical living in a unique way depending on our personal circumstances and preferences. Making "the right...

At the end of 2017, 15,000 scientists from around the world issued a “warning to humanity” that our time is running out to tackle climate change. If we don’t act soon it will be too late, and we’re not doing enough. The World Economic Forum’s (WEF)...

Last night I attended a thought-provoking talk by Germaine Greer called ‘Women For Life On Earth’ about “the inevitability of ecofeminism”. Germaine Greer has been described as one of the “most influential and opinionated figures of our time”. She is an Australian writer and academic and...

Recent reports have generated controversial headlines about men not engaging with sustainability because it is seen as a ‘feminine’ issue. It’s certainly true that in the UK, the social enterprise sector is outperforming mainstream business when it comes to female leadership. According to the 2017...

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