Campaigning for a greener future

Green Leisure and Tourism

Holidays and fun ways to spend our spare time are always high on people’s agendas, but finding places to visit and locating green holiday destinations can often be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be costly to you or the planet. This section brings everything together in one place to help you plan an ethical holiday.

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?

James Campbell - Chief Executive of Garden Organic

Ryton Gardens – A Place to ‘Garden Organic’

Ryton Gardens near Coventry is not only an inspiring place to visit with the family; it is also home to Garden Organic, a charity at the forefront of organic growing in the UK.

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.

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.

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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.

green wedding make up

Make Your White Wedding A Green Wedding

So many of my friends and family seem to be getting married at the moment that linking the subject with being environmentally friendly was bound to happen sooner or later.

herbal teas

A Holiday With A Difference – Staycationing

I'm always looking for new ways to increase my eco credentials and that, coupled with a need to save some cash this month, led to the decision to staycation for the time we had booked off from work.

age of stupid australia and new zealand premier

Age Of Stupid Premiere In Australia And New Zealand

Climate change film 'The Age of Stupid' will see Pete Postlethwaite posing the question of why we didn't do something to save ourselves to Australia and New Zealand at tomorrow's premiere.

camping at the green gathering (photograph: frankdasilva via flickr)

Alternative Festivals And Refund Options Available To Big Green Gathering Ticket Holders

Last week the shocking news that the threat of an injunction against the Big Green Gathering 2009 forced directors to cancel the event 3 days before it was due to begin shocked the green community.

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The Big Green Gathering 2009 Cancelled After Council Injunction Threat

Flagship green event, The Big Green Gathering was threatened with High Court injunction proceedings if they were unable to satisfy a number of concerns that Mendip District Council had.

Staycationing – A Greener Way To Holiday

With the current economic climate putting restraints on the amount of money people have available to spend on a holiday, staycationing is becoming a popular solution to the family holiday on the cheap.

The Lake District

Pressure Mounts on Cumbria’s Lakes

The Lake district is known to many as a serene peaceful holiday retreat and a location good for walking, cycling and water sports.