Sustainability

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...

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...

Back in January we predicted the ethical and sustainable trends we thought we might see in 2018. From plastic pollution to ethical fashion, we discussed how these previously niche issues would hit the headlines and go mainstream this year - and it’s happened in a...

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...

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...

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...

Plastic pollution has hit UK headlines again today as Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the Government’s 25 year environmental plan which includes a pledge to eradicate all ‘avoidable plastic waste’ in the UK by 2042. The issue of plastic pollution has been climbing the public...

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