Action 132: Explore and share “The Story of Stuff” website

Date: 12 May Action: 132 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ FREE   Here’s another fantastic resource for educating yourself, your family and others Todays action is another easy and free one, we’re asking you to spend a little time browsing a website. Then, we’d like you to ask your friends, (read more …)

Action 131: Do away with disposable plastic razors

Date: 11 May Action: 131 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ SAVES MONEY   Here’s another easy way to stop using unnecessary plastic! It’s a common theme on this site, but reducing our use of plastic unnecessarily is absolutely crucial. Plastic disposable razors are a great example – the plastic simply (read more …)

Action 130: (Re)discover lentils!

Date: 10 May Action: 130 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ SAVES MONEY   A super-nutritious food that can massively reduce your carbon footprint Action 130 is another culinary one, it’s time to discover or rediscover the humble lentil. From our environmental perspective, the big thing about lentils is the fact (read more …)

Action 129: Reduce food waste using the OLIO app

Date: 09 May Action: 129 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ NIL   There’s no excuse for the current massive food waste in developed countries Across the developed world we waste millions of tonnes of food. This is: hugely expensive responsible for substantial wasted carbon emissions consuming packaging and transport resources (read more …)

Action 128: Take our “no plastic picnic challenge”

Date: 08 May Action: 128 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ MINIMAL   In the UK and USA, summer picnics are on the horizon at last! In the UK and USA, improvements in the COVID-19 situation and the approach of summer mean that, hopefully, we will soon be able to enjoy (read more …)

Action 127: Choose an alternative to flowers for a funeral

Date: 07 May Action: 127 Cost of taking action: £/$/€ VARIES   From our guest author Anna Dawson in the UK Please consider an alternative to funeral flowers Traditionally we give flowers at a funeral. However, their negative environmental impacts outweigh the thought behind them. What’s the environmental issue? Often (read more …)