Are Real or Artificial Christmas Trees More Sustainable?

As I write this, I’m starting to get ready for the festive season. With it being 2020 it’s going to look a bit different to previous years, but I’m determined to make it fun regardless. You might be thinking of doing the same. Along with all of our other...

The environmental cost of smartphones

If you’re reading this, the chances are you have a smartphone. In our increasingly connected world where we depend on technology to get through our daily lives, having a smartphone just makes sense for a lot of people. To most, they probably seem like little blocks of magic that...

To burn or not to burn, a look at sustainable candles

Before I start writing this article let me state that I love candles. I’m obsessed with them. When you open the cupboard in my living room you may or may not find a (very organized, I’ll have you know) stash of all the types of candles that you could...

Is Eating Meat Sustainable?

Eating meat is common in most cultures around the world. As countries become developed, their meat consumption increases. This is why some of the richest countries (such as the US and Australia), also eat the most meat. With awareness of climate change on the rise, people have started to...

Making a Difference: How to get started

If you’re starting to become concerned about how we live our lives – whether that be related to human rights, animal treatment or the environment – it can be very difficult to find out what you can do about it (if anything). This is also likely one of the...

Washing Machine Temperature – Which Temperature Should I Use?

If you’re interested in making a small change to help the environment (and to save yourself money), one of the easiest things you can do is to change the temperature at which you wash your clothes. It seems insignificant, but washing your clothes at 30°C (90F) actually uses up...