Open House at SIWMF

Open House weekend in London gives people the chance to unlock the doors of some of the city’s most iconic buildings. You could get into the Treasury, discover the Gherkin or  delve into the Royal Courts of Justice. Or, if you’re like us, you go for a tour of Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility. Sadly…

Love the line

It’s just been the hottest bank holiday weekend ever, so OBVIOUSLY you’ve all been thinking about washing machines and tumble dryers… right? Tumble dryers are pretty much the devil incarnate: the worst of all household appliances. Some might even go so far as to call them the Regina George of white goods. Even the ‘eco…

Big ideas: Micro adventures

It’s time to reconnect with nature… in the middle of the week. No, you don’t need to use any annual leave but you will need a tent, or at least a sleeping bag.   Bex and I have been wanting to do a microadventure ever since coming across Alastair Humphreys, an adventurer you can’t help…

Get crafty!

Isn’t the weather gross? This week’s blog was supposed to be about how you could have a plastic-free picnic (ha!), but all I want to do right now is tuck myself up in bed with a big mug of hot chocolate and a wonderful book (/an entire series on Netflix). Instead then, I’m suggesting that…

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…