Campaigning for a greener future

Green Planet

The subjects within Green Planet look at the issues affecting the world as a whole. We want to help people stay informed about the important environmental issues such as climate change, the food we eat and biodiversity, and how the way we live is impacting on the planet. We hope that this knowledge will give people the inspiration to act, whether by making changes to their own lives or by joining groups and actively campaigning themselves to make a substantial commitment to protecting the planet.

KIN 2015 conference

KIN 2015: Food for Thought, Quite Literally

Yesterday I attended The Vegetarian Society’s TED talks-style KIN 2015 conference in Manchester, along with colleagues from Compassion in World Farming’s Cheshire supporters’ group.

Image Attribution: Flickr user The Shaun Woods

How to Make Your Summer Holiday Greener

After a cold, dull winter, most people look forward to a family holiday where the sun is reliable and the temperature's just right for lounging on the beach and relaxing.

Image attribution: Flickr user Lee Jordan

Stern: Shell Don’t Believe We Can Prevent 2 Degree Rise

The debates about climate change and its inevitability, our ability to prevent it happening and what we do to mitigate its effects if we fail to act are becoming more heated.

Image attribution: Flickr user [Duncan]

Ideas for a Green Bank Holiday

Bank holidays are that time of year when you get an extra day off giving you time to catch up on jobs you've been putting off and enjoy some leisure time with the family.

Glass ramekin dishes

One Woman’s Trash is Another Woman’s Treasure

Well when I say 'trash' I'm perhaps not being 100% accurate because I was never going to throw this 'trash' in the bin.

lisa-johnson of LJ's Natural Solutions

Lisa’s Beauty Products are the Natural Solution

We believe strongly in beauty and skin care products made with natural ingredients.

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?

Cheshire Ladders Logo

Shop Smart, Shop Local – The Cheshire Ladders Mantra

Shopping locally is a great way to keep variety on the high street and support independent businesses trying to make a living.

Garden pond

Maintaining a Wildlife Pond

If you love attracting wildlife to your garden, a pond is an addition you should definitely consider.

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.

Chocolatier Suzanne and son Euan from Rainbow Organic Chocolates

Find Suzanne’s Organic Chocolates at the End of the Rainbow

We love chocolate (who doesn't?