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Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Face Mask

‘Drink Up Intensive’ Face Mask by Origins

This American skincare brand are dedicated to developing ground-breaking new products from pure, natural ingredients. Claiming to be ‘Powered by Nature. Proven by Science’, their green packaging and laboratory like shop display really hammer home their wholesome image.

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Valentine’s Day the Eco Way

Valentine’s Day regularly gets criticism for being commercialised, but there are a number of steps you can take to enjoy the 14th February without having a negative effect on your carbon footprint.

Whether you prefer to plan a romantic date or find a gift to treat the special person in your life, we have a few ideas to help make your Valentine’s Day an eco one this year.

You may prefer to buy a token of your love that you can be remembered by, or you may prefer to create memories of special time spent together. Whatever you decide to arrange for your loved one, why not think green rather than red this Valentine’s Day?

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Charity Shop Finds That Might Surprise You

Heading down to your local charity shop may spring to mind when you’re clearing out your wardrobe or when giving the garage a spring clean. Charity shops however are not just somewhere to take your unwanted clothes, books and bric-a-brac. You can find some gems you might not even realise are waiting for you, whilst helping charities to raise funds and reducing the strain on your wallet at the same time.

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Getting on your bike

5 Reasons to Get On Your Bike

The thought of climbing on a bike may strike fear into the hearts of some, but it ignites a childlike desire to escape into the great outdoors in others.

You may think that bikes are just for getting fit, but they’re not just for those who love lycra; anybody can learn to love cycling, and there are many reasons to embrace the bicycle rather than choosing the four wheeled alternative.

Whether you need one reason or five to give cycling a chance, we hope to inspire you to dust off your bike, invest in one or become a familiar face at a local hire shop and reap the rewards it can offer, maybe even becoming a cycling convert.

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Post Christmas diet

5 Foods to Boost Your Health for the New Year

The New Year is often the time of diets and cutting back on the chocolate and snacks consumed in abundance over the festive period. Rather than changing your entire diet though, adding some good quality foods to the meals you eat can be just as effective a way to boost your energy levels and help you lose those few pounds that have led to post Christmas tight waistbands.

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Joanna Dobson - author of Incredible! Plant Veg, Grow a Revolution

Incredible Edible: A Community Growing Revolution

The fame of the Incredible Edible project has been growing with the enterprise receiving recognition from the likes of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on his programme celebrating British fruit, ‘To The Core’.

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Beyond the Bush – The Story Behind a Luxury Yurt on the Welsh Border

When we heard about Tim and Bryony’s yurt on the Welsh Border we just had to get in touch to bring you a Q and A about their inspiration for creating their beautiful place to stay.

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Enjoy an Eco Christmas Dinner

Food is an area where we can take lots of steps to reduce our Christmas carbon footprint. Whether we’re looking at the food miles the ingredients in our meals have travelled or if sustainable growing practices have been used to produce our food, there are many elements to consider this yuletide.

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Natural Remedies to Beat the ‘Flu

Winter is the time when the ‘flu bugs descend but hitting the Lemsip and Beecham’s isn’t for everyone, so what can you take if you want a natural remedy to ease your congestion, sore throat and blocked nose?

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Sustainable Building at Keele Sustainability Hub

Keele University is proud of its environmental credentials, offering a range of quality courses in sustainability and natural sciences, and having accreditation as a Fair Trade university to boot. Tonight though, we headed over to the Sustainability Hub for a talk about sustainability in construction.

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Christmas Gift Ideas for an Eco Mum

Whether she’s 25 or 75, your mum is a special person in your life, and if she’s an eco-conscious mum, what better than a green gift to make her Yuletide extra special this year?

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Pot of Yes to Carrots 'C the Difference' face mask

‘C the Difference’ Face Mask by Yes to Carrots

Yes to Carrots have developed this exfoliating mud mask by harnessing the power of carrots enriched with minerals from the Dead Sea. Designed for normal to dry skin, its mud formula is unique in that it caters for both skin types.

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Enjoying The Outdoors in Autumn

Finding new ways to spend your free time and entertain the kids isn’t always easy, but what better way than to let nature do the work for you.

In Autumn there is a wealth of colour and abundance of fruits and nuts, plus wildlife preparing for the winter giving you plenty to spot on a woodland walk or a trip through the countryside, and around the UK there are certainly plenty of places and open countryside to visit and enjoy.

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Planning a Low Carbon Holiday

Holidays are one of the highlights of the year that many people spend months looking forward to and nearly as long planning.

If you want to start enjoying greener holidays with lower carbon footprints, there are a number of aspects you can consider adapting to make your holiday more environmentally friendly.

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Reducing Water Usage in your Home

Water is one of our most precious resources and everybody needs access to clean fresh water to stay healthy. We don’t only need water to drink; we use it for washing clothes and dishes, bathing, in industry and agriculture. Water shortages are projected to be a likely problem in the future, so what can we do to become more savvy about the water we use and reduce unnecessary wastage of this valuable commodity?

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