Monday, 21 March 2022

Bamboo Beautiful

Bamboo Beautiful

BambooBeautiful curate a wide range of beautiful items for your home and family, all made with Bamboo.

Bamboo is an incredibly sustainable resource, growing up to 91 cm a day without the need for irrigation or pesticides. It also stores carbon dioxide, and produces 35% more oxygen than the equivalent area of trees. It can be used in a huge variety of applications including building, tableware, beauty products, clothing and more.

Whether you’re looking for eco-essentials or an eco-conscious gift, BambooBeautiful offer a wide range of products – from luxury scarves to children’s tableware, toothbrushes and beauty products to picnic ware.

Visit www.bamboobeautiful.uk 

Tuesday, 8 March 2022

THTC (The Hemp Trading Company)

THTC eco fashion

Founded in 1999, THTC (The Hemp Trading Company) is a multi award-winning ethical streetwear brand one of the world’s longest running hemp clothing labels. The brand has been worn and supported by hundreds of musicians, actors and activists from Ed Sheeran to Woody Harrelson, Goldie, Benjamin Zephaniah, Ed Skrein, Jason Flemyng and Sue Perkins.

THTC has also produced merchandise for hundreds of charities, bands and businesses including UB40, River Cottage, QPR In The Community, The Angola 3, World Land Trust and Asian Dub Foundation.

For more information find THTC on thtc.co.uk or @thtcclothing (Twitter / Insta), ‘THTC1’ on Facebook.

Visit thtc.co.uk

Monday, 28 February 2022

Kempii is an online platform designed to help people who want to reduce their waste impact

Kempii

Kempii
is an online platform designed to help people who want to reduce their waste impact – from plastic disposables to food waste. They offer easy, everyday swaps that add up to a huge impact. Their site provides free tips on reducing waste at home or on-the-go, and lists recommended products (they’ve done the searching for you!). All of their products will in some way reduce your waste footprint – for instance, by switching disposables for reusable items (like water bottles), using low-packaging alternatives (like shampoo bars) or reducing food waste (compost bins). Kempii also donate 10% of their profits to WasteAid UK, an independent UK charity that shares practical and low-cost waste management know-how with communities in low-income countries. With Kempii, reducing your own waste footprint can help others do the same!

www.kempii.co.uk

Wednesday, 23 February 2022

Express English College

Express English College


Express English College has received some excellent news to kick off the academic year. The college has been accredited by Green Standard Schools as an environmentally friendly language learning school! We are delighted to have had our serious commitment to protecting the environment formally recognised by a global, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to preventing disastrous climate change.

Climate change has been an undeniable backdrop to the pandemic. With the recent confirmation from the World Meteorological Organization that the world’s weather-related disasters have increased five-fold since 1970 (McGrath, 2021) and the United Nation’s confirmation that human impact is unequivocally at fault (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2021), a disturbing acceleration of climate catastrophes has been globally evident throughout 2021.

Dramatic flooding swept through swathes of Germany, Belgium and other parts of Northern Europe in July, devastating unprepared urban areas (McGrath, 2021). Air pollution has been found to slash the life expectancy of billions of people by six years at minimum (Carrington, 2021). Record-breaking wildfires ravaged vast areas of land in California, Siberia, Algeria, South Africa, Greece, Turkey, Italy and France; many countries – spanning most continents – suffered deadly wildfires on a regular basis throughout the year (Pultarova, 2021; BBC News, 2021). Climate change anxiety is now a common emotion for many of us as we witness the all-too tangible effects of a shift in seasons and an alarming intensity in weather patterns. The impact of climate change on mental health is now being officially recognised by major psychiatry organisations (American Psychiatric Association, 2021). 

In Manchester, EEC’s home, 2021 has seen torrential downpours last for weeks, oppressive heatwaves and too-oft overcast skies shroud the city. A report from Transport for Greater Manchester’s Low Emission Strategy makes for sobering reading. By 2040, if global carbon emissions are not drastically cut and offset, Manchester can expect intense rainstorms, increased flooding, the spread of invasive species and an increase in heat-related deaths (Cox, 2015).

EEC, as a provider of internationally-focused education, has long been committed to reducing its carbon footprint. Language education can have a more deleterious effect on the environment than other areas of education. It’s a well-known fact that total immersion in a country of the target language is a superior method of language learning (Memrise, 2020). However, as students fly around the world to study this can lead to a greater increase in carbon emissions resulting in a very negative impact on the environment. Even a short flight, such as returning to London from Berlin, emits around 0.6 tonnes of CO2e – three times the emissions saved from a year of recycling (Timperley, 2020). EEC is pleased to offer online courses for students who want this option to benefit from our excellent education provision.

Language learning also typically goes through a huge amount of paper as students work through thick grammar workbooks, dictionaries and endless print outs. The environmental impact of paper production is mammoth: 40% of the world’s commercially cut timber is used for paper; 30 million acres of forest are destroyed annually by paper deforestation and 10 litres of water is needed to produce one piece of A4 paper (The World Counts, n.d.).

EEC wants to be part of Manchester’s commitment to become zero carbon by 2038 (Manchester Climate Change Agency, 2021). We have been working hard on our environmental policy for some time. We are fully committed to ensuring the college undertakes positive actions and promotes a suitable educational ethos that contributes to global environmental sustainability. The college believes that unnecessary waste/wastage, needless use of fossil fuels and careless or uninformed attitudes to recycling, repurposing and reusing have no place in a forward-thinking educational organisation. Therefore, we foster values that help to raise awareness of environmental dangers and embed actions and procedures that contribute to a responsible use of, and care for, the earth’s resources.

Our environmental policy was a big factor in assuring accreditation from Green Standard Schools. A few of our policies that they found particularly noteworthy included our commitment to becoming totally paperless by December 2021. Through significant investment in electronic learning resources, using Dropbox to store all files and our adoption of a ‘green approach’ to preparing lessons we are successfully on track to meet this commitment. All classrooms are fully equipped to teach interactively and we ask students to recycle their course books by returning them to us at the end of their course. There really is no need to print or photocopy anymore!

Another area in which we scored top marks is in the reduction of our energy consumption. We have successfully reduced our electricity usage by a whopping 41% and our water usage by 11% since 2020. All lighting in the building has been changed to LED lights and TVs are set to auto switch off if not being used. We also use energy companies that supply 100% of their energy from renewable resources.

The little things matter when it comes to the environment. We are hot on recycling round here at EEC, and we encourage all our students and staff to use the different recycling bins in our leisure/kitchen areas. We don’t provide any needless single use plastics, such as plastic cups, instead asking our students to bring their own reusable water bottle or use the provided reusable cups. Our water is filtered, so no need to buy a bottle of mineral water! We also ensure that no toxic waste products enter the drains from the college by only using bio washing-up liquid, hand wash etc. We also try to shop locally and sustainably for all our products.

Following on from a £137m project to transform the city’s walking and cycling routes (BBC News, 2019) Manchester can boast one of the UK’s best cycling networks. EEC is proud to support this with our environmentally focused policy aimed at reducing the amount of public transport and car journeys undertaken by students and staff. We are very happy to pay 10% of the cost of a bike for anyone working or studying at the college.

We have also made a concerted effort to systematically bring environmental education into our learning syllabuses. No one can know too much about the environment, and it is imperative that everyone is as informed on environmental issues as possible in the fight against climate change. This is why we use course books with a weighting towards environmental awareness, such as National Geographic Life and Cambridge Empower books. Additionally, the majority of our extracurricular activities have minimal environmental impact in terms of public transport and energy usage. We are also pleased to support the National Trust by offering our students 10% of the price of an annual membership fee.

EEC is the first school in Manchester and only the third English language school in the UK to be accredited by Green Standard Schools, something the college is exceptionally proud of. As a member of Green Standard Schools we can be assured that our reputation as an outstanding English-language educator is being enhanced through our support for the environment.

EEC and Green Standard Schools share a mutual ethos that environmental education is paramount in the fight to minimise the harmful effects of climate change on our planet (Green Standard Schools, 2021). As a member we must honour the twelve environmental commitments set out by Green Standard Schools and will also have access to their digital platform of teaching resources. Watch this space to see how our English teachers plan to incorporate these resources into lessons! In the meantime, let’s all keep educating ourselves on – and talking about – the environment. And don’t forget to recycle!

You can learn more about Green Standard Schools here.

 References

 American Psychiatric Association. (2021) New APA Poll Reveals That Americans are Increasingly Anxious About Climate Change’s Impact on Planet, Mental Health. Available at: https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/news-releases/climate-poll-2020. [Accessed 2 September 2021]

BBC News. (2021) Algeria forest fires: At least 65 people killed as fires spread. Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-58174918. [Accessed 1 September 2021]

BBC News. (2021) France wildfire: Thousands evacuated as blaze rages near Riviera. Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58243066 [Accessed 1 September 2021]

BBC News. (2019) Greater Manchester unveils £137m of cycle and walking projects. Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47657811. [Accessed 2 September 2021]

Carrington, D. (2021) Air pollution is slashing years off the lives of billions, report finds. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/01/air-pollution-is-slashing-years-off-the-lives-of-billions-report-finds. [Accessed 1 September 2021]

Cox, C. (2015) Nightmare climate-change vision of Manchester 2040: Flooding, invasive species and heat-related deaths. Available at: https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/climate-change-vision-2040-manchester-10250908. [Accessed 1 September 2021]

Green Standard Schools. (2021) [online] Available at: https://greenstandardschools.org/About. [Accessed 2 September 2021]

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. (2021) [online] Headline Statements from the Summary for Policymakers. [online] Available at: https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/downloads/report/IPCC_AR6_WGI_Headline_Statements.pdf [Accessed 2 September 2021]

Manchester Climate Change Agency. (2021) [online] Available at: https://www.manchesterclimate.com/  [Accessed 2 September 2021]

McGrath, M. (2021) Climate change: Big increase in weather disasters over the past five decades. Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58396975. [Accessed 1 September 2021]

McGrath, M. (2021) Climate change: Europe's extreme rains made more likely by humans. Available at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-58309900. [Accessed 1 September 2021]

Memrise. (2020) Immersion language learning: The best way to learn Spanish. Available at:   https://www.memrise.com/blog/why-immersion-is-the-best-way-to-learn [Accessed 1 September 2021]

Pultarova, T. (2021) The devastating wildfires of 2021 are breaking records and satellites are tracking it all. Available at: https://www.space.com/2021-record-wildfire-season-from-space. [Accessed 1 September 2021]

The World Counts. (n.d) A useful but wasteful product… Available at:  https://www.theworldcounts.com/stories/Environmental_Impact_of_Paper_Production. [Accessed 1 September 2021]

Timperley, J. (2020) Should we give up flying for the sake of the climate? Available at: https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200218-climate-change-how-to-cut-your-carbon-emissions-when-flying. [Accessed 1 September 2021] 

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Snootzy Cat. Green and Ethical.

Snooty Catz

Snooty Catz ethical living for people and pets was founded in 2016 in the steel city of Sheffield; they are a small independent business with a passion for living ethically for both themselves and their pets. They work hard to offset their carbon footprint and they also plant one tree for every order placed.

Snooty Catz believe living a more ethical and sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be expensive and they endeavour to offer fabulous products at great prices. They are passionate about the environment and this reflects in their ever-growing range of cruelty-free, plastic-free, natural, vegan, made in Britain and fair trade products.

For 10% off use code GreenProviders10

Visit https://snootycatz.co.uk


Sunday, 9 January 2022

Sprout. Accountancy services for ethical, sustainable and purpose-led businesses.

Sprout, ethical accountants

Sprout provides flexible, down-to-earth accountancy and strategic support services to ethical, sustainable and purpose-led businesses to help them build strong financial foundations and allow them to focus on the more important things like having a positive impact on the planet. They provide all the financial support services, laughter and unofficial therapy sessions you need to help grow your business. Sprout think business is better when you keep things casual. If you’re making a positive impact on people and the planet and are looking for friendly folk who care, they’d love to hear from you.

www.sproutconsulting.co.uk

Email: hello@sproutconsulting.co.uk

Tuesday, 4 January 2022

Slay My Print

Slay My Print produce high quality wall art and picture frames for your home. They create affordable and stylish prints, from quirky typography designs to beautiful photography posters. Slay My Print care about the environment and reducing their carbon footprint is at the forefront of everything they do, including the use of FSC certified materials, recyclable packaging and donating the equivalent of one tree for every order to the TreeSisters, a UK registered reforestation charity. They also produce all of their prints in local markets meaning that your posters will be delivered using the smallest amount of carbon emissions possible!

www.slaymyprint.com

Monday, 30 August 2021

Arma Karma

Arma Karma

Arma Karma
 was created as a flexible insurance option for renters looking to cover the items that matter most to them, without having to commit to an annual contents policy. Every month they are protecting their valuable items through Arma Karma, subscribers can be supporting a good cause at no extra cost to them, as 25% of commission revenue on the policy goes to a charity of their choice from a select panel of four. The B-Corp pending insurtech also contributes to carbon offsetting projects through climate crisis solution platform, Ecologi.

www.armakarma.insure
hello@armakarma.insure

Thursday, 22 July 2021

Who are the UK's worst carbon polluters?

carbon polluters

According to research by Greenpeace and the WWF, and surprising to many people as its not obvious, finance is a hugely polluting industry. We all hear about aviation, coal and oil but rarely see what's behind the glitzy adverts of the banking industry (there are some notable exceptions of course with ethical banks becoming more popular). The research shows that UK’s banks and big institutional investors are fuelling the climate crisis by backing polluting companies with loans, essential financial services and investments. This all supports things like coal mines, oil pipelines and fossil-fuel powered stations that wouldn’t have been possible without financial backing.


Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Waterless Limited - Reducing thousands of litres of water waste

Waterless


Waterless Limited are on a mission to be as eco friendly and sustainable as possible through their three brands Nilaqua, Nilaqua Pets and Pits and Bits.

The UK based manufacturer offers a wide range of “rinse-free” bathing products for both humans and pets, which is formulated using their top secret towel off® technology. This allows the user to simply apply the liquid, massage in and then towel dry. Giving them that shower fresh feeling. As well as a range of Alcohol Free sanitisers which kill 99.9999% of bacteria & 99.99% of viruses from 30 seconds

Did you know that the average bath uses 80 litres of water, and on average people bath about 2-3 times per week, that’s 156 times per year which equals 12,480 litres per person!

Just one 500ml bottle of Nilaqua Shampoo equals 10 baths saving 800 litres and our 500ml Nilaqua Body Wash equals 15 baths, saving a whopping 1200 litres!
If everyone just skipped 1 or 2 baths a week, thousands of litres of water can be saved from waste.
  
Nilaqua is the original, number one brand which is used daily in the NHS and a market leader in its field. Due to this success the innovators behind Nilaqua then developed Pits & Bits® for the outdoor enthusiasts, saving digging holes, generators and shower waste at festivals. Furthermore Nilaqua Pets® is infused with essential oils for repelling ticks and fleas, instead of flooding our rivers with pesticides and again saving water.

Each and every product is made with a minimum 25% recycled plastic which can then be further recycled, and 100% renewable energy is used to power the plant. With all products being made here in the UK, Waterless are helping reduce their carbon footprint.

To find out more or discuss any of Waterless Limited brands please contact sales@waterlessltd.co.uk or call 01453 357337.

Friday, 2 July 2021

The Green Label Company

The Green Label Company

The Green Label Company prints biodegradable and compostable labels on a variety of materials. Based in Torquay South Devon they ship world wide. Call for free samples. Design service also available. www.greenlabels.co.uk

Tel: 01803 714341


Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Eco Living Magazine

More than just another lifestyle magazine Eco Living is delivering a real message, helping its readers to make discerning choices when it comes to purchasing homes, holidays, food and goods that will, by their nature, help nurture and ultimately save our planet. From features on preserving wildlife, organic farming, sustainable fashion, restaurants who resource food thoughtfully, holistic spas and eco housing.

eco living magazine


Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Ruby Moon - transforming ocean waste into beautiful Gym to Swim clothing

Ruby Moon

RubyMoon is an international team of women empowering women, to live healthy and sustainably.

Founded in 2010, RubyMoon transforms ocean waste into beautiful Gym to Swim clothing, whilst investing 100% of profits in micro loans for women entrepreneurs in 14 developing nations. So far, RubyMoon has helped over 1,200 women and their families to find a route out of poverty. The brand works in collaboration with NGOs to support a socially and environmentally conscious business model. Their products are also designed and manufactured according to circular economy and slow fashion principles, as well as being PETA-Approved Vegan and Oeko-Tex certified.

Website: www.rubymoon.org.uk

Email: hello@rubymoon.org.uk

Phone: +44 07502 382534

COAT - the Carbon Neutral Paint Company

COAT Carbon Neutral Paint

COAT is the Carbon Neutral Paint Company, changing the paint game for good. With a curated colour range, premium 100% water-based and low-VOC paints, and high-grade recycled supplies – they’re levelling-up the paint industry. Try colours easily at home with clever Peel & Stick swatches that are 95% less wasteful than paint tester pots. Luxury paint never felt this good.

WhatsApp: +44(0) 7368 870 097
Instagram: @coatpaints

Visit www.coatpaints.com

Monday, 7 June 2021

Insure-us, environmentally friendly insurance services

environmentally friendly insurance services

Insure-us are proud to be one of the leading insurance brokers to be promoting environmentally friendly insurance services. They are planting 1,000 trees across Africa with the help of local farmers, making a positive impact to their livelihood as well as the environment. Insure-us will then gift these trees to their clients, who will be able to virtually visit it via a landing page and learn about the farmer that they are supporting. www.insure-us.co.uk

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Where does your recycled plastic actually go?

Single use plastic

A quick look around supermarket shelves shows the scale of the problem

Most eco-conscious shoppers try to avoid plastic where possible and willingly recycle the plastic that they  reluctantly use. We've all watched in both horror and dismay at the scenes of aquatic life tangled in plastic waste as discarded bottles, carrier bags, straws and cups float around in the ocean. Humans have turned once pristine areas into cesspits, and a combination of greenwashing, deceit, apathy and short-term profits ensures that plastic pollution continues apace. A quick look around supermarket shelves is proof of their general indifference to the problem, from bananas wrapped in cling-film to the occasional ignoramuses bemoaning the 10p cost of a plastic bag.

The UK is one of the worst offenders in the world

There are many well-intentioned and increasingly successful eco-friendly plastic alternatives being developed and trialled, but these have yet to make a meaningful impact in tackling the problem. In the meantime, the plastic pollution problem continues to grow and micro-plastics are now found throughout the entire food chain with uncertainty around the future health implications. The UK produces more plastic waste per person than almost any other country in the world according to Greenpeace.

Single-use plastic is the problem

Clearly all plastic is a problem because of the hundreds of years it takes to break down, including the microplastics that are now in everything we eat. Everything being in the literal sense, including breast milk. However, single-use plastic is a particular problem. As Greenpeace has stated, “The problem isn’t that people aren’t recycling enough. The problem is that there is still far too much throwaway plastic being produced.” To put that in perspective, its estimated that over 90% of the plastic we use each year is single-use packaging, according to the Everyday Plastic report conducted by Dr Julie Schneider. In other words, the plastic pollution problem is overwhelmingly a single-use plastic problem.

What can be done about the problem?

There is clearly much greenwash going on. Banning plastic cotton bud sticks, plastic straws and charging 10p per carrier bag have a limited impact and are more about giving the impression that action is being taken. For example, according to Recycle Facts the UK alone uses 7.7 billion plastic bottles per year - a plastic bottle deposit return scheme would make a huge difference but has been repeatedly delayed.

Greenpeace has shown that if the UK produced half as much single-use plastic, we could end waste exports, and send less plastic into incineration and landfill. To achieve this the government would need to commit to a 50% reduction in single-use plastic by 2025 – and supermarkets and major brands must deliver it if we’re going to properly protect people and the planet from plastic pollution.

Where does the plastic end up?

It's great to see so many people recycling plastic waste but it's worth bearing in mind that most of the UK's household plastic packaging is sent abroad and in many cases to countries with very low recycling rates, where it is being dumped in rivers or burned illegally. We need to see real, effective action being taken to reduce single-use plastic to protect the planet for future generations.

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Victory Colours

Victory Colours


Victory Colours is an independent family run business. Their small team is mindful of the environment, so when launching their eco paint business they were clear they didn’t want to add to the toxins on the planet. Their Down to Earth Paint is their way of being more conscious. They have beautiful colours, exceptional quality & opacity. Their paint is durable, colourfast & washable, easy application and solvent-free. Their paint is water based, it’s virtually VOC-free and has exceptionally low odour. Oh and it’s vegan. www.victorycolours.co.uk

Get in touch – info@victorycolours.co.uk

Call 01258 841310

@victorycolours on Instagram

Monday, 17 May 2021

Tielka - Australia’s most awarded organic tea brand

Tielka organic tea

At Tielka, they design beautiful organic tea for you to indulge in life. From the heart of Australia to UK and the world, they are deeply passionate about sharing the beauty and power of a cup of tea with you.

Tielka is Australia’s most awarded organic tea brand and a family-owned and run business that is committed to sustainable business practices and ethical sourcing.

Visit https://tielka.com/


Monday, 19 April 2021

Tree Appeal

Tree Appeal

Tree Appeal plants trees throughout the British Isles, mostly in schools but also in woodland and nature reserves. They are paid for by their corporate sponsors – there is no cost to the schools that receive them. Since 2005, more than 450,000 Tree Appeal saplings have been planted.

Tree Appeal gives environmentally responsible companies a way to integrate tree planting into their business activities and give back to the natural world.

Tree Appeal – Planting trees to create wildlife habitats, combat climate change and make a greener world.

www.treeappeal.com


Thursday, 15 April 2021

Caduceus - Healing for People, Community and Planet

Caduceus

Caduceus is a healing, spiritual magazine, launched in 1987, that focuses on psychological, emotional, spiritual, ecological and environmental health, therapy and growth, including holistic, energy and complementary medicine. Quarterly, it is available in print or digital format by subscription or individual copy and from various outlets. Topics covered include the frontiers of sacred science, non-orthodox cancer treatments, vitamin D, sunlight health benefits, sound healing, vitamins and minerals, iodine, antibiotics hazards, the microbiome, electromagnetic fields and pollution, deforestation, psychic healing, megalithic sites, cymatics, the Shakespeare authorship debate, Mary Magdalene’s identify and Yogananda. The two recent issues focus on non-vaccine treatments for Covid. Editor: Simon Best. www.caduceus.info

Email: simon@caduceus.info

Tel: 01373 455260 or 07724 749354

Monday, 12 April 2021

Carbon emissions from flying

carbon emissions from flying

According to a report in the Guardian, an elite minority of frequent flyers cause most of the climate damage resulting from aviation’s emissions. In England, just 10% of the population took more than half of all international flights in 2018. Globally, the frequent-flying 'super emitters' only account for 1% of the world’s population yet caused half of aviation’s carbon emissions in the same year. Given that 90% of the world’s population did not fly at all in 2018, its clear that this tiny 1% minority are causing a disproportionate amount of carbon emissions. Since the aviation industry receives an annual subsidy through an exemption from tax on fuel, poorer people are effectively paying the price for the lavish lifestyles of the elite minority.

This has understandably angered climate campaigners, many of whom are calling for a frequent flyers tax, whereby the first flight in a year would incur no tax so that annual family holidays are unaffected. However, a levy would then be applied to each additional flight. This would mean that those responsible for most of the aviation emissions incur most of the cost, which most people would agree is a reasonable outcome.

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Re-wrapped - designer led wrapping paper

Re-wrapped

Re-wrapped produces designer led wrapping paper and other products, using 100% recycled unbleached paper and environmentally friendly vegetable inks. Their range includes wrapping paper, matching swing tags, greeting cards and notebooks. They also provide a customer print service, allowing customers to bring their own wrapping paper designs to market, as well as producing business cards, corporate notebooks, flyers and other marketing materials, all using post consumer waste that has not been bleached. www.re-wrapped.co.uk


Saturday, 20 March 2021

Bamboo Beautiful

Bamboo Beautiful

BambooBeautiful curate a wide range of beautiful items for your home and family, all made with Bamboo.

Bamboo is an incredibly sustainable resource, growing up to 91 cm a day without the need for irrigation or pesticides. It also stores carbon dioxide, and produces 35% more oxygen than the equivalent area of trees. It can be used in a huge variety of applications including building, tableware, beauty products, clothing and more.

Whether you’re looking for eco-essentials or an eco-conscious gift, BambooBeautiful offer a wide range of products – from luxury scarves to children’s tableware, toothbrushes and beauty products to picnic ware.

Visit www.bamboobeautiful.uk



Saturday, 13 March 2021

THTC (The Hemp Trading Company)

The Hemp Trading Company


THTC (The Hemp Trading Company)
 Founded in 1999, THTC (The Hemp Trading Company) is a multi award-winning ethical streetwear brand one of the world’s longest running hemp clothing labels. The brand has been worn and supported by hundreds of musicians, actors and activists from Ed Sheeran to Woody Harrelson, Goldie, Benjamin Zephaniah, Ed Skrein, Jason Flemyng and Sue Perkins.

THTC has also produced merchandise for hundreds of charities, bands and businesses including UB40, River Cottage, QPR In The Community, The Angola 3, World Land Trust and Asian Dub Foundation.

For more information find THTC on thtc.co.uk or @thtcclothing (Twitter / Insta), ‘THTC1’ on Facebook.

Visit thtc.co.uk


Thursday, 11 March 2021

Octopus Energy

octopus energy

Octopus Energy is the UK’s fastest growing Entech company, supplying 100% renewable electricity and gas to over two million homes. Octopus is transforming customer experiences whilst providing great value renewable energy that doesn’t cost the earth.

Octopus Energy is the only Which? Recommended energy supplier for a fourth year in a row, topping the table in 2020. It also recently won ‘Best Utility’ at the Utility Week Awards, and ‘Tech Company of the Year’ at the National Technology Awards 2020. https://octopus.energy/

Saturday, 6 March 2021

Green & Moore. Environmentally friendly accountant and business advisor

Green and Moore ethical accountants

Green & Moore is an environmentally friendly accountant and business advisor. They are an ethical business with a passion for the environment, they offer accounts, taxation, business advice and other supporting services to businesses and individuals. See their Green Initiative to see what they do.

Green & Moore’s online accounting services mean they are also accessible to any business or individual in the UK. Being a vegan accountant and an environmentally friendly business, they love to work with other vegan businesses and environmentally friendly businesses.

Please get in touch on:

www.greenandmoore.co.uk

info@greenandmoore.co.uk

T: 07422 650034


Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Kempii - Zero in on Waste

kempii - zero in on waste

Kempii 
is an online platform designed to help people who want to reduce their waste impact – from plastic disposables to food waste. They offer easy, everyday swaps that add up to a huge impact. Their site provides free tips on reducing waste at home or on-the-go, and lists recommended products (they’ve done the searching for you!). All of their products will in some way reduce your waste footprint – for instance, by switching disposables for reusable items (like water bottles), using low-packaging alternatives (like shampoo bars) or reducing food waste (compost bins). Kempii also donate 10% of their profits to WasteAid UK, an independent UK charity that shares practical and low-cost waste management know-how with communities in low-income countries. With Kempii, reducing your own waste footprint can help others do the same! www.kempii.co.uk


Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Snooty Catz - Green & Ethical

SnootyCatz - Green and Ethical

Snooty Catz ethical living for people and pets was founded in 2016 in the steel city of Sheffield; they are a small independent business with a passion for living ethically for both themselves and their pets. They work hard to offset their carbon footprint and they also plant one tree for every order placed.

Snooty Catz believe living a more ethical and sustainable lifestyle shouldn’t be expensive and they endeavour to offer fabulous products at great prices. They are passionate about the environment and this reflects in their ever-growing range of cruelty-free, plastic-free, natural, vegan, made in Britain and fair trade products.

For 10% off use code GreenProviders10

Visit https://snootycatz.co.uk

Friday, 19 February 2021

Friendly Soap

Friendly Soap

Friendly Soap Natural, biodegradable soap and shampoo bars. Their products are vegan, cruelty-free and made by people paid a living wage, without using plastic or preservatives. They use a cold-process method handed down through generations of makers. Creating no by-products and relying on old-fashioned elbow grease, with every bar poured, cut and packed by hand in Yorkshire. Friendly Soap is biodegradable too, so it’s better for the planet even once you’ve used it. Friendly Soap hope to change buying habits by giving a more natural, sustainable and affordable option. www.friendlysoap.co.uk


Thursday, 11 February 2021

The Green Stationery Company

The Green Stationery Company


The Green Stationery Company
 is the UK’s original Green Office and Recycled Paper supplier, established in 1989. Green Stationery stock recycled office papers and an extensive range of papers made from unusual fibres, including recycled brown kraft, coloured, textured, and watermarked papers. They supply long-life products built to last, and beautiful sustainable wood office accessories.

They also have unique recycled, plastic free and biodegradable packaging materials and everything for the eco office: from recycled string to glue sticks made from almonds and potato starch. Their customers include big organisations wanting to run green conferences, small pioneering green businesses, eco-conscious home users, natural wedding planners and green pubs, restaurants, cafes and hotels. They have over two thousand regular customers throughout the UK and some overseas, who all want to use their purchasing power to make a difference. You are not recycling unless you are buying recycled, CLOSE THE LOOP.

Email: jayoffice@greenstat.co.uk

Tel: 01225 480556

www.greenstat.co.uk
www.greenmenu.shop


Monday, 8 February 2021

Pure Planet



Pure Planet — the digital, renewable energy supplier. Together they’re helping get the UK to Net Zero. Join Pure Planet today for a smart, sustainable future. Which? Recommended provider 2021 for the second year running, and rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.

  • Zero Markup — Straightforward, transparent pricing, Pure Planet don’t make a profit on the energy they use
  • Zero Guilt — 100% renewable electricity, 100% carbon offset gas
  • Zero Hassle — Switch in two minutes, your power always stays on


Simply click on the link to join Pure Planet https://purepla.net/rfs/greenprovidersdirectory, as a thank you they will give you a £25 reward voucher when your switch completes.

Note: Pure Planet is not available in the Republic or Northern Ireland.

which magazine recommended provider

rated excellent on trustpilot


Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Eco Living Magazine

eco living magazine

Eco Living the property and lifestyle magazine with a purpose, working towards saving our planet for future generations to enjoy. More than just another lifestyle magazine Eco Living is delivering a real message, helping its readers to make discerning choices when it comes to purchasing homes, holidays, food and goods that will, by their nature, help nurture and ultimately save our planet. From features on preserving wildlife, organic farming, sustainable fashion, holistic spas, and eco housing the magazine will also explore projects that are working right now to help preserve the balance of nature including the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project. www.ecolivingmagazine.com

For further information, contact editor Mary Anne Mcguiggan at mamcguiggan@ecolivingmagazine.com or call 0773 069 5093


Monday, 1 February 2021

Volt-Age

electric car hire

Volt-Age run the UK’s most diverse fleet of the latest Electric Vehicles, all available for rent on a self-drive basis. Based in Portsmouth, they are able to deliver anywhere in the UK.

Volt-Age aren’t just another hire company. They believe in EV’s as a Zero-Emission transport solution. Whether you are thinking of buying an EV or just need help with charging, you can rely on their EV expertise. Welcome to the Volt-Age. www.voltagehire.com

Email: bookings@voltagehire.com

Tel: 023 9277 6585

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Hippie-Pants

Hippie Pants


Hippie-Pants is a fair-trade yoga and meditation brand. It produces pants, kimonos and shirts in small batches in Thailand from where it ships globally to its customers. Founded in 2015, the company began by offering the yoga market a comfortable and sustainable alternative to leggings, before branching out to menswear and accessories. The brand offers a fair trade guarantee to protect its local designers and collaborates with NGOs to support a socially responsible, environmentally conscious operation. Hippie Pants products are also vegan-friendly being made only from locally sourced cotton, bamboo rayon and wood.

Emailinfo@hippie-pants.com/
Websitewww.hippie-pants.com
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/thaihippiepants/
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/team.hippiepants/


Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Ethical Futures

ethical investing

ethicalfutures are ethical independent financial advisers (IFA) specialising in ethical investment and financial planning. Based in Edinburgh, they advise clients throughout Scotland. At ethicalfutures, they can help you make your money change your world by ensuring that the decisions they help you make are both financially and ethically sound. Ethical Futures have a range of advice services to fit your needs. www.ethicalfutures.co.uk

Telephone: 0131 557 6677

invest@ethicalfuture.co.uk

Monday, 18 January 2021

Jungle Culture

jungle culture

Jungle Culture’s philosophy is to inspire people to see the beauty and purpose in nature. They create earth-friendly and functional goods sourced directly from independent artisans and makers from all over the world. They believe in fair and honest manufacturing and care deeply about building relationships with the local communities that we work alongside.

Jungle Culture provide their products at wholesale rates to purchase worldwide and on top of this they also offer opportunities to custom brand their products for businesses, events and weddings. If you think your business could benefit from partnering with Jungle Culture, get in touch today using their email zerowaste@jungleculture.eco and one of their friendly team will get back to you with some options. https://jungleculture.eco/

Chalk and Skinner Ltd, 49 Windmill Avenue, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 3BE

Contact: zerowaste@jungleculture.eco

Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Fair trade flowers

When searching for fair trade and eco friendly flowers, its important to recognise that many of the standard cut flowers found in shops and delivered by large companies are grown using peat and fertilisers. Digging out swathes of peat damages local habitats and increases carbon emissions. Fertilisers can harm wildlife and rivers. As if that weren't bad enough, many are grown using pesticides which harm bees, pollute waterways and result in loss of biodiversity.

Organically grown, fair trade flowers do not use artificial pesticides or fertilisers and are kinder on the environment. When ordering flowers for loved ones and special occasions why not choose natural flowers, with the colour, vibrancy and smell that nature creates herself instead of chemically-laden flowers?

Eco friendly flowers

The Fair Flowers Fair Plants standards code adheres to the following principles:

  • Freedom of association and collective bargaining
  • Equality of treatment
  • Living wages
  • Working Hours
  • Health and Safety
  • Pesticides and Chemicals
  • Security of employment
  • Protection of the environment
  • Child labour is not used
  • No forced labour

 

Eco friendly and fair trade flowers have a lower carbon footprint, use less water, protect the environment and help to empower women through gender equality. Next time you buy flowers look for eco friendly suppliers.