How to bank ethically to help the environment: a summary of UK climate friendly banks

Banks have funded some of the most devastating fossil fuel projects in the world. Here’s how to switch your bank account to help create a cleaner planet.

The interview with a model that awoke my activist side

I always thought I lived as environmentally consciously as I could. I don’t buy plastic bottles and litter pick when I can; I drive a hybrid electric car, use reusable nappies for my baby, vote for local Government candidates who I think will bring in a greener economy and I petition against policies I thinkContinue reading “The interview with a model that awoke my activist side”

Easy DIY lip balm: how to make your own beauty products and have fun

I’ve wanted to make my own beauty products for a while to reduce my carbon footprint, but never quite had the willpower to find time find for it. Cue starting up your own blog on what you’re doing about the climate crisis (nothing like a bit of self-inflicted social media pressure to give you aContinue reading “Easy DIY lip balm: how to make your own beauty products and have fun”

Environmental justice: why funding for fracking hurts indigenous communities and what we can do about it

I literally cannot wrap my head around this: the UK is planning to invest £1bn finance meant for green energy to support major oil companies such as BP and Shell to frack for shale in Argentina. This money won’t just damage the environment and line the pockets of companies who are some of the worstContinue reading “Environmental justice: why funding for fracking hurts indigenous communities and what we can do about it”

8 Lessons from Plastic Free July – The Guilty Green Mum

1. It can be overwhelming Plastic is everywhere. From the single-use on your Tesco banana to the see-through lid on your Pringles, it’s prolific. It’s also hard to recycle. Before I started this journey, I had no idea that certain plastics were harder to recycle than others. Black plastic, for instance, cannot be recycled becauseContinue reading “8 Lessons from Plastic Free July – The Guilty Green Mum”