Photo by Markus Spiske Let's not pretend we can save the planet by rejecting plastic straws or switching our detergent, or even off-setting a 'business as usual' approach. The truth is we've left it too late for any response but the most urgent and far-reaching, involving each and every one of us. 'We are now … Continue reading What can I do to have the greatest impact?
Category: Food and drink
Small steps... Make sure your garden or window box is bee-friendlyOnly use organic weedkillersBuy organic - support a food economy that doesn't ask insects to subsidise our choicesOffer a corner of your garden to a beekeeperGet yourself a Bee Saver KitAsk the government to reduce pesticide useAsk your council to draw up a pollinator action … Continue reading Bee-friendly living
Whosoever plants a tree…
Small steps... Plant trees! But choose species native to your area.Donate to The Woodland Trust. They not only plant trees and protect existing woodland, but lobby government to strengthen legislation and meet its own commitments.Be a NIMBY! Fight for the life of every tree.Consider the impact of your diet on forests around the world.Volunteer with … Continue reading Whosoever plants a tree…
Reducing meat consumption
Small steps... If going cold-turkey is too much, start by just reducing your meat intake: make one, two or three days a week meat-free.As much as possible, go for white meat rather than red, and buy local from your butcher rather than from the supermarket. Take a little time to discover and experiment with vegetarian … Continue reading Reducing meat consumption
Small steps... Ask your favourite crisp manufacturer to commit to making recyclable, compostable or biodegradable packets ASAP.Find your local crisp wrapper recycling point. If there isn't one, set one up. Ask your local school or business, community centre or library to host it and start raising funds for a non-profit, charity or school of your … Continue reading Crisp wrappers