There are many factors that determine the ‘sustainability’ of an alcoholic beverage, whether it’s a fine wine or a craft ale from a local microbrewery.
There’s the sustainability of the natural resources used – for example, a reliable water supply, or more recently, worries about the continued availability of CO2 for use in carbonisation. Continue reading How to enjoy a sustainable ale
For those of us who are fully immersed in caffeine culture, the morning commute would not be complete without a stop at the local coffee shop – and in a heat wave, it’s no surprise that many java junkies turn to iced coffee as a cooler, more refreshing alternative to a steaming hot brew.
Continue reading Iced coffee: bad for you and the environment?
There are plenty of ways how to become self-sufficient, and they don’t all involve going ‘off grid’ or living on an island in a lake – although that is an option if you want to completely remove yourself from modern society.
As a starting point though, more and more of us are already becoming self-sufficient in individual ways, for example by growing our own food, or installing renewable power sources.
Everyone can do something to become more self-sufficient, and it doesn’t have to have a major impact on your lifestyle – here are a few options to consider.
Continue reading Tips for becoming self-sufficient
While most people would probably agree that renewable energy makes more sense in the long-term than depleting the planet’s fossil fuel reserves, not everybody is happy with a wind farm or solar panel array in direct line of sight from their kitchen window.
Continue reading Is the public changing its mind over renewables?
The start of spring is the time to get your garden sorted out, as annuals and perennials start to reappear and the warmer weather makes it easier to work with soil that is no longer frozen.
Continue reading Tips for creating an eco garden
People choose to be pescetarian, vegetarian, vegan and everything in between for a whole range of personal reasons, ranging from the ethics of slaughtering animals for meat, to just not liking the taste.
Continue reading Why a vegan diet is better for the environment
We’re dreaming of a green Christmas – and especially a greener, more eco-friendly Christmas dinner.
But what are the ways to cut down on your carbon footprint when cooking for the family this Christmas? Here are our tips for an environmentally friendly Christmas dinner.
Continue reading Tips for cooking an eco Christmas dinner
Sustainable tourism doesn’t have to mean island-hopping around Sri Lanka or spending your vacation planting trees in the rainforest – you can have a green holiday much closer to home when you go camping in the UK.
Continue reading Camping tips for a green holiday
Coffee is big business and a perennial favourite when it comes to issues like sustainability and social justice, from organic farming to Fairtrade deals for coffee growers and the ongoing work to tackle recycling of disposable coffee cups.
Continue reading The lowdown on sustainable coffee
The sustainability of meat is an issue for everyone, including vegetarians, as livestock are often reared on cereal crops that could feed large numbers of humans, and the environmental impact of carbon emissions from transporting livestock – not to mention the rear end of cows – is something we all face too.
Continue reading Is meat sustainable?