Action 333: Consider alternatives to the traditional Christmas tree

Date: 29 November Action: 333 Cost of taking action: LOW   From our guest author Anna Dawson in the UK We all love Christmas traditions, especially the tree! However, as our planet changes it may be time to consider a more eco-friendly alternative to the traditional Christmas tree. What’s the (read more …)

Action 331: Don’t use disposable coffee cups

Date: 27 November Action: 331 Cost of taking action: LOW   By our guest author Halima Curran in Libya Badly in need of a rejuvenating cup of coffee whilst shopping or travelling? That’s happened to many of us, but whilst savouring the (hopefully) exquisite brew and feeling the transformation from (read more …)

Action 329: Make a traditional advent calendar

Date: 25 November Action: 329 Cost of taking action: LOW   By our guest author Barbara Wysocka in Scotland A traditional advent calendar can reduce your plastic and carbon footprints and let you give more thoughtful, personal and ethical gifts Since it’s just round the corner, we are now allowed (read more …)

Action 327: Check this out – Barbie Loves The Ocean

Date: 23 November Action: 327 Cost of taking action: LOW   Written by our guest writer Lynsey Clayton from Monsoon of Random in the UK Plastic toys abound and bring pollution problems, but Lynsey highlights how one company is responding “Barbie Loves the Ocean” Lynsey Clayton, Monsoon of Random www.monsoonofrandom.com Think of (read more …)

Action 322: Use reusable or compostable capsules for your branded coffee machine

Date: 18 November Action: 322 Cost of taking action: LOW   Single-serve coffee pods are an environmental nightmare But nowadays there are improvements – the coffee industry is making it easier for consumers to recycle single-serve coffee pods and reusable versions are available. If you use a coffee pod machine, (read more …)

Action 320: Be a plastic beachcomber

Date: 16 November Action: 320 Cost of taking action: NIL   If we all did this, our beaches would be better for everyone Today’s action is one to take the next time you are at the beach. Simply resolve to pick up a few pieces of plastic waste; sadly, wherever (read more …)

Action 319: Visit toiletriesamnesty.org

Date: 15 November Action: 319 Cost of taking action: NIL   Learn about this amazing UK based organisation; if you are not in the UK, check for similar initiatives in your country Toiletries Amnesty are a social, ethical and environmental organisation working across the UK and abroad. They work to (read more …)

Action 316: Use our buying decision flow chart

Date: 12 November Action: 316 Cost of taking action: NIL   Let us help you decide! Making ethical, green and sustainable decisions when we are buying is hard … we want things there and then and (in the West especially) we are driven by a culture of consumerism. Today’s action (read more …)