Ethical Living

Last week marked International Women’s Day 2019 - an international campaign raising awareness against bias and encouraging people to take action for equality. The #BalanceforBetter theme of this year’s International Women’s Day will run all year long. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to...

This week, we’re joined by #EthicalHour sponsor The Grass People to discuss the importance of clean-cut grass seed and how helping bees and other pollinators can start at home. By creating your own wildflower garden, you can help protect and preserve UK wildlife for generations...

The UK is currently experiencing the warmest winter on record, with temperatures exceeding 20C, 10 degrees above average. That’s a stark contrast to this time last year when we were battling “the beast from the east”, a snow storm that caused travel delays, power cuts and...

Every year individuals, campaigners, companies and communities across the world come together for Fairtrade Fortnight - an opportunity to celebrate the people who grow our food and make our products. Fairtrade is a powerful vehicle for change, preventing exploitation and empowering people and communities in some...

This week, we’re joined by #EthicalHour sponsor Retrospecced to discuss secondhand shopping. This guest post is part of the #EthicalHour sponsorship programme – written by Lucy Crane from Retrospecced:   Why do we buy what we buy? Does it matter? Do we buy brand new stuff because it’s shiny...

This week, we're joined by #EthicalHour sponsor Free Range Dairy Network to discuss the ethics of the dairy industry, how to empower consumers to be active food citizens and discover more about their Pasture Promise. This guest post is part of the #EthicalHour sponsorship programme...

2018 felt like the first year where ethical living really went mainstream. Major fashion magazine Elle dedicated their most important issue of the year, the September Issue, to sustainable fashion, and issues from plastic pollution to palm oil have dominated the news headlines. Last year I...

The Cup Effect is a charity and social enterprise, dedicated to lifting women and girls around the world out of period poverty through the power of menstrual cups. Their mission ‘Empowering Women, Protecting the Planet’ gives just a hint at the environmental advantages of menstrual...

The festive season can leave us feeling overwhelmed and in all the hustle and bustle it can be all too easy to let our good sustainability habits fall by the wayside. In this month’s Natural Mumma Magazine I wrote about the tradition of giving, and...

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