Fantastic! Less plastic!

Hello! It has been quite a while since I have written a blog post. I won’t make my excuses for being too busy, so many other things on, lots of work, sailing across the Atlantic, back to work… no you won’t hear any of those. I apologise but, trust me, i have not taken a…

Find a friend and have a cuppa.

I’ve been struck this week by the power of conversations. I really strongly believe that one of the best and most effective ways for us all to live more sustainable lives (and for us to convince others that doing so is a great idea) is by being approachable, honest and humble – and by actually…

Pick yourself up and try again.

So, I’ve got a confession to make. Back at the beginning of the year, Soph and I committed to each other (and to you, our beautiful and loyals fans) that we would write a blog every single week during 2017: about small and positive changes that any person could make to lead their life more…

It’s a bank holiday! So let’s talk banking.

Whether you’ve got a savings account, an ISA, a pension fund or some stock market bonds; your money is not just being stored in some big vault somewhere underground, Gringotts-style. Quite the contrary in fact: the bank you choose to deposit your money with is using your assets (cumulatively with lots of other people’s) to invest in…

Look at the label

Recycling isn’t exactly the sexiest topic in the world, but in the realms of sustainability, it is a pretty important one. 57% of ‘waste’* in the UK ends up in landfill – huge toxic dumps which contribute to water pollution (through groundwater leaching), air pollution and visual pollution (they just look gross, right?) More than…

Jim’ll fix it. (Or maybe you can?)

  Did you know, that for the majority of products, the largest portion of the carbon and ecological footprint is created during the manufacturing process, rather than during it’s actual use? This is true for anything from cars and mobiles, to shoes and t-shirts. Now, I know that we live in a world where shopping…

Be more sustainable: skip the gym

Some people love the gym, but most of us will do everything in our power to actively avoid going. Well, luckily I’m here to give you the perfect excuse to ditch that 6am Tuesday morning spin class: the world would be a better place if exercise gyms didn’t exist. Fitness clubs (especially these new fangled tech-driven,…

My (attempted) Zero Waste Week

I stumbled across Let’s Clean Up Europe a few weeks ago. It got me thinking, naturally, about how much waste I produce. I don’t litter, I despise littering and even worse so litterers. But how do I know the waste I produce won’t end up littering someone else’s back yard even after I’ve put it…

Easter Treatin’

Many of us may have indulged in a treat or two yesterday – mostly those in the shape of eggs and bunnies, and mostly in the chocolate variety. Whilst we all know that Easter isn’t actually about gorging ourselves on the sweet stuff, in today’s world, chocolate is arguably as big a part (if not…

Can you walk the walk?

Happy Walk to Work Day! That’s if you’re reading this on Friday 7th April 2017. Walk to Work day is actually celebrated on the first Friday of April every year, but perhaps we should be celebrating it a little more often hey? After all, who doesn’t enjoy a day dedicated to breaking the morning rush,…

Don’t hug trees. Plant them.

For my birthday in October, both of my sisters asked me what I wanted as a present. Partially as a joke, but partially in a bid to be less consumerism-centric, I asked them to buy me some trees. Whilst I think they were a bit bemused by my request, they respected my wishes and purchased…

Plan Bee

Spring is here! The days are getting longer, the flowers are blooming and the bees are… the bees are.. where are the bees? If you’ve been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of our buzzing little friends then I’m sure, like myself, you got really excited. This time of year is when hibernating bees wake up…