Campaigning for a greener future

Green Family

With busy twentieth century life dictating the flow of most people’s lives, it can be difficult to think and be as green as you would like to be. We aim to help you find simple ways to reduce your family’s carbon footprint, from kids to pets, days out to family events.

Earth Hour 2014 Superhero Ambassador Spider-Man

Join In With WWF’s Earth Hour

Every year, WWF organises Earth Hour.

Daffodils around tree trunks

Spring has Sprung!

Yesterday was the first official day of spring, so what better excuse to get out exploring the great outdoors this weekend?

Entrance to Lambing Live at Reaseheath College, Nantwich

Lambing Live at Reaseheath College

This weekend, spring has most definitely sprung, and what better proof than newborn lambs?

SEEDBALL delivery with Butterfly Mix Seedballs

Having a SEED-ball

We first heard about SEEDBALL through Twitter and were so excited when we received a little package through the post with a tin of butterfly mix seedballs to scatter at Green Village HQ.

Keele Sustainability Hub Big Green Swish

A Swishing Good Time

As part of Go Green Week, Keele University held The Big Green Swish.

Green heart shaped leaves

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.

Mind Charity Shop in Llandudno

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.

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.

family by the yurt

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.

Christmas dinner

Enjoy an Eco Christmas Dinner

Food is an area where we can take lots of steps to reduce our Christmas carbon footprint.

Mother opening christmas presents

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?

autumnal lake

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.

picking blackberries - Image attribution: Flickr user nessman

Foraging for Fruit

Many people have memories of going foraging as a child, approaching a bramble patch loaded with glinting purple jewels and pulling them from their spiky stems to drop into a tupperware box or recycled ice cream tub.

garden

5 Tips For Eco-Friendly Gardening

While gardening is an activity that connects and engages us with nature in what seems like a constructive and healthy way, there are aspects of maintaining your garden that can have harmful effects on the environment.