Toiletries were products I had never thought about carrying much of a threat to the environment, as long as they aren’t tested on animals then they’re ok, right? When I found out about plastic microbeads in face scrubs and body wash a few years ago I immediately started to phase them out of my life. … More Green Lifestyle: Men’s Toiletries
Keeping in mind my last two posts mentioning plastic waste, when I read a Guardian article today titled ‘Swedish Supermarkets Replace Sticky Labels With Ease Marking‘ my heart leapt with joy! Whilst keeping conscious of the waste involved from the items I take home, I have found it frustrating that seemingly waste-free options (like bananas out of plastic … More LASERS!!
I think it’s no secret that plastic is a huge problem; it’s useful, cheap and lasts a hell of a long time! The versatility of plastic is damaging the environment and a whole range of products are to blame. The plastic bag ban in England has been tremendously successful with more people using their own bags therefore … More The Urban Environmentalist Starter Kit
Conserving the environment doesn’t always mean litter picking at a beach clean, contributing £3 a month to a charity or taking part in annual wildlife surveys, it starts with your everyday life. We are constantly making decisions; what should I eat for lunch? Is a Netflix account really necessary? (Yes) And arguably the environment needs … More 5 Easy Ways to Live Green
If you haven’t heard about the Hive currently living at Kew Gardens then where have you been? In fairness you’ve probably been busy, sorry, but seriously, it’s been on tube posters and everything! If you have genuinely been super duper busy then let me fill you in: The Hive is an impressive aluminium structure designed … More All in a Buzz
4pm Sunday. The Autumn light casts a beautiful soft glow across the River Colne and its wild surroundings. Walking through the grass I can see patches still covered in dew, untouched by the sun throughout the day. I feel alone but not lonely. The goal of this walk is to find a Reeve’s muntjac so I … More A Lesson in Luck
Tonight I went for a walk with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust in Harpendon Common. It wasn’t a long walk, but we weren’t there to get the miles in, we were there to find bats! Bats are not the winged-terrors that Halloween would suggest. Vampire bats do exist in the Americas, not the UK or Transylvania, … More What animal blows raspberries in the night?
30 Days Wild is BACK! Here are the last few days of the challenge. As you can tell, the holiday set me back a bit; I’m not going to make excuses, but it may have been the wine…
I’ve been growing some chillies on my windowsill for the last two months after my Dad surprised me with a kit when I got home from work one day. They’ve been doing really well but they’ve got a bit too big for their boots. Currently 9 chillies are all sitting in the same tin bucket … More Day 12: It’s getting hot in here
We get absorbed in our own world and only see things/animals that are large enough to notice at a glance. Sometimes, to see the best animal spectacles you need to look for something a little bit smaller. For day 11 I searched for an aphid colony that was being farmed by ants. This is quite … More Day 11: insect farms