Action 301: Avoid products that contribute directly to deforestation

Date: 28 October Action: 301 Cost of taking action: NIL   From our guest author Halima Curran in Libya Deforestation is impacting on us all – we can all help by choosing what we buy with care Why should we bother about deforestation?  Here’s why. Deforestation contributes to climate change.  (read more …)

Action 241: Learn about sustainable bamboo

Date: 29 August Action: 241 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   Bamboo is an amazing material and highly sustainable Today’s action is to learn about what bamboo can do! Despite the fact that some bamboo can grow as tall as the tallest trees, bamboo isn’t actually a tree. It (read more …)

Action 234: Learn to say “no”

Date: 22 August Action: 234 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   From our guest write Divya Hari in Singapore Saying “no” can make an environmental impact Do yourself and the environment a favour by knowing when to say no. It’s a simple way of thinking about the waste hierarchy; (read more …)

Action 229: De-clutter your life (and cupboards!)

Date: 17 August Action: 229 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   Written by our guest writer Lynsey Clayton from Monsoon of Random in the UK De-cluttering for the environment! We all know that consuming less is better for the environment – and buying second hand is another great option, as it (read more …)

Action 193: Hire tools (and other infrequently used items) instead of buying

Date: 12 July Action: 193 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ SAVES MONEY   We often buy tools and other items for single or very infrequent jobs Hiring is better utilisation of resources and can usually save you money too! It’s not unusual for a keen DIYer to invest in a (read more …)