polar ice caps

Climate change: Why and how should we protect our ecosystems?

*Collaborative Post

Biodiversity needs to be protected. The benefits natural species bring to society are vast: they essentially provide us with everything we need, including food, air, and fresh water.

But natural environments and their inhabitants are in jeopardy. As of 2022, around 14% of ground-dwelling species face a high risk of extinction. And if temperatures continue to increase, the risk of extinction could double.

We’ve outlined a few of the causes and consequences of rising temperatures below and how we should protect our ecosystems.

Continue reading “Climate change: Why and how should we protect our ecosystems?”
Related Posts:
Eco-Friendly Items You Can Take On Holiday
reusables laid out

*Affiliate Links As a family, we love going on varied holidays and trips. It is so important to us that Read more

Ways That Organic Cotton Is the Kinder Choice for the Planet
cotton field

From keeping the soil happy and healthy to allowing you to buy fewer new clothes each year, swapping from regular Read more

TV Shows and Films That Teach Your Children About Environmental Issues
a sign being held up that states when leaders act like kids, the kids become the leaders

**Updated December 2022** Ok, I'm going to show my age now but when I was a kid my absolute favourite Read more

Review | Ecozone Products from SaveMoneyCutCarbon
ecozone products on a kitchen sink top

*Ad I have been working with the wonderful SaveMoneyCutCarbon all year and each month I get the opportunity to talk Read more

2 girffaes on an african plain

20 Of The Best Wildlife and Environmental Documentaries For Kids

Teaching our children about the environment and wildlife in an interesting yet child-friendly way is really important and luckily there are now plenty of documentaries available to watch to help with this. From wildlife to sealife, plant life and pollution, nature and eco innovations there is a documentary out there to cater for all and in this article I have brought you some of the best to choose from.

Continue reading “20 Of The Best Wildlife and Environmental Documentaries For Kids”
Related Posts:
6 Fantastic Books That Will Teach Your Kids About Environmental Issues
the 6 books we have to teach kids about environmental issues

*Contains Amazon Affiliate Links and a Gifted Product Teaching our children about environmental issues is crucial in order for us Read more

TV Shows and Films That Teach Your Children About Environmental Issues
a sign being held up that states when leaders act like kids, the kids become the leaders

**Updated December 2022** Ok, I'm going to show my age now but when I was a kid my absolute favourite Read more

Creating a Mud Kitchen Play Area
mud kitchen play area

*Affiliate Links Having a small garden can make seeing its potential quite tricky. I always assumed that creating areas for Read more

How To Make Homemade Playdough
homemade playdough

Playdough is a great activity for a wide range of ages. It sparks the imagination, it allows children to be Read more

who gives a crap review

Who Gives a Crap Recycled Toilet Paper Review

*Affiliate Links

When we first started to make eco-swaps within our home one area that I knew we needed to make big changes in was the bathroom. With products coming in plastic bottles, plastic tubes, and single-use plastics used for wrapping, it was an environmental nightmare. And so I began my research into more eco-friendly items, how to reduce our plastic use and how to choose more sustainable products. Once you begin to learn what is available, it feels so simple and with more and more ethical and eco products being developed making these swaps has never been easier. One such simple swap was our move to plastic-free, recycled toilet paper. It sounds so basic, doesn’t it? But choosing to regularly avoid plastic and virgin materials can have such a big positive impact on our environment and switching to Who Gives a Crap toilet paper allows you to be more sustainable, effortlessly.

Having now been using this brand for the last 4 years I thought it was about time that I gave you an honest Who Gives a Crap review.

Continue reading “Who Gives a Crap Recycled Toilet Paper Review”
Related Posts:
Your Simple Eco Home Checklist and Tips

*Ad (own product) I've been gradually adapting my lifestyle to live a little more sustainably since 2018. Prior to this, Read more

An Eco-Friendly Lifestyle: Everything You Can Do To Increase Your Efforts
glass ball with tree reflection inside

Eco-friendly living is becoming more popular each year as people become more aware of the impact their everyday choices have Read more

Easy Eco Swaps For Anybody Who Is Just Starting Out
a selection of easy eco swaps laid out on a table

*Affiliate Links The world of eco-friendly products is growing which is, of course, an amazing thing but for those who Read more

Our Eco-Friendly Swaps to Date
pole with planet earth first poster stuck to it

My journey to be more eco-friendly has really ramped up this year. After discovering cloth nappies and wipes in 2018 Read more

a lady getting a facial

Going Green with Beauty

*Collaborative Post

It might not seem like a bottle of foundation or a monthly hair-dying session could do any lasting damage to our environment, but it turns out that beauty, like most other industries, is affecting the natural world in a negative way.

This is because we have shifted away from all-natural products to chemically enhanced, packaged products that not only wreak havoc on our skin but also leave a carbon footprint that we all must take into account. A greener ritual doesn’t have to mean a huge overhaul; by simply buying environmentally conscious products and vegan alternatives you can be making your first steps towards a greener beauty routine.

Continue reading “Going Green with Beauty”
Related Posts:
6 Skincare Tips for Busy Mums
skincare products

Motherly duties are both rewarding and stressful at times. On top of fulfilling your own personal needs, you also have Read more

Beeutiful Vanilla Geranium Cleansing Balm Review
Beeutiful Geranium Cleansing Balm review

*Gifted Product Beeutiful skincare is a brand that I came to love last year. I met Carly, the business owner, creator, Read more

Treating Yourself With Nicola-Louise Makeup
Nicola-Louise makeup logo

*Gifted Treatment As a Mum, I find it extremely hard to put myself first and think about my own needs. Read more

Zero Waste Make-Up Remover
vanilla geranium cleansing balm with flannel

*Ad (brand ambassador) When it comes to looking for eco-friendly make-up removers it can be hard to tick all of Read more

LED lighting

Why Sustainable LED Lighting is the Future

*Collaborative Post

Halogen, CFL, and incandescent light bulbs are energy inefficient, release harmful amounts of mercury into the atmosphere, and contribute significantly to greenhouse gases. However thanks to the wonders of sustainable LED lighting solutions, these traditional light bulbs are rapidly becoming a thing of the past and LEDs and taking over.

Here, we delve into why sustainable LED lighting is the future.

Continue reading “Why Sustainable LED Lighting is the Future”
Related Posts:
Review | Ecozone Products from SaveMoneyCutCarbon
ecozone products on a kitchen sink top

*Ad I have been working with the wonderful SaveMoneyCutCarbon all year and each month I get the opportunity to talk Read more

Stasher Bag Review
stasher bag review

*Ad As a family, we are always looking for new ways to reduce our kitchen waste and one of the Read more

Review | Reusable Tea Bags
reusable tea bag in a cup, loose tea scattered around, the PG tips box, my hand and the bottle of milk

Towards the end of last year, I decided that I no longer wanted to be purchasing tea bags that were Read more

Getting Started With Composting
3 compost bins

When I first thought about starting composting, I just assumed that you threw your garden clippings and grass cuttings into Read more

a baby in a green reusable nappy

Why Do My Cloth Nappies Stink?!

*Contains affiliate links

When it comes to cloth nappies there can always be a few stumbling blocks to overcome. Topics that often come up include wash routines, leaks, fitting cloth nappies and a biggie, why do my cloth nappies stink?! Unfortunately, yes every now and then cloth nappy problems happen but thankfully there is always an answer (or several) and often a lovely cloth nappy Facebook group, retailer or cloth parent on hand to help. I have previously written about washing cloth nappies but as we know, sometimes things change, children get ill, teething happens and they can end up stinking. Let’s delve deeper into this issue…

Continue reading “Why Do My Cloth Nappies Stink?!”
Related Posts:
5 Great Reasons Why You Should Give Reusable Nappies a Go!
a baby in a green reusable nappy

As a Mum who has used both single-use nappies and reusable nappies, I can hand on heart say that reusables Read more

How Many Cloth Nappies Do I Need?
cloth nappies in a basket

When you first start looking into using cloth nappies, it can feel a little overwhelming but one of the most Read more

How To Dry Cloth Nappies In The Winter
cloth nappies drying on a line in snow on the winter

*Contains Amazon Affiliate Links The summer is over and the chillier days are now upon us which can only mean Read more

Affordable Ways To Get You Started With Cloth Nappies
3 cloth nappies with money near to them

Starting out with cloth nappies can seem daunting for quite a few reasons and one that comes up most often Read more

a girl holdong a flower with hair blowing in the wind

Being More Sustainable in Your Clothing Purchases: 6 Simple Practices

*Collaborative Post

There is a lot to consider when we think about sustainability in terms of our clothing choices. You may be someone that has more of a DIY mindset and likes to fix up your clothes, but to be fashionable and sustainable in your purchases is easier than ever. So let’s show you some ways to be your stylish self while also benefiting the planet. Here’s a few tips on how to make better sustainable clothing purchases:

Choose Your Supplier

The most important thing we can all do is to buy from better brands, which can spill into every other aspect of our lives. It’s not just about the clothes or the shoes, you can buy sustainable body jewellery as well. The mantra in eco-friendly circles is “buy less and buy better.” Before you make any purchase, you need to understand if the supplier is the right one according to their environmentally friendly practices. When you support designers who promote sustainability, this can greatly narrow your search, making life a lot easier. 

Continue reading “Being More Sustainable in Your Clothing Purchases: 6 Simple Practices”
Related Posts:
How to Live an Eco-Friendly Student Life
a lady holding up a green leaf

Life at university or college is the perfect time to establish some of the healthy habits that will serve you Read more

Popper or Velcro Cloth Nappies?
a mixture of popper and velcro cloth nappies on a white background

The popularity of cloth nappies is clearly growing and for me, this is a great sign! I love seeing more Read more

How to Declutter Your Home the Eco-Friendly Way
glass bottles, picture frame, vases on a white worktop

*Collaborative Post An ever-increasing number of people are making changes to their lifestyles in order to live a life that Read more

Cleaning Just With Water Is Possible With E-Cloth
cleaning just with water is possible with e-cloth

*Gifted Products I recently discovered a whole new world of cleaning and I. Am. Hooked! Cleaning with just water, that Read more