Environmental learning hub

  • How to involve children in the eco journey

    Whether you’re an avid environmentalist who wraps food in beeswax wraps, shops with a canvas bag, and recycles everything that passes though your house. Or indeed a busy parent or grandparent looking for some quick and easy eco tips that you can share with the young ones, we’ve got some great ideas that will get children on a greener path in life.  Where do you start?  Fortunately children abso...
  • Palm oil and its link to deforestation

    Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil that’s extracted from the fruit of oil palm trees and used heavily in the manufacture of food and cosmetics.  The oil is extracted directly from the fruit (crude palm oil) or squeezed from the seed (palm kernel oil).  Why palm oil?  Palm oil is incredibly versatile, particularly given it’s semi-solid state at room temperature meaning it’s perfect for keeping...
  • How can you reduce and prevent deforestation from home?

    Every 1.2 seconds, we destroy a section of forest the size of a football field; the cumulative impacts means we have now destroyed around 46% of all the world’s forests.  Deforestation comes in many forms, and can include fires, clear cutting for agriculture, ranching, illegal / unsustainable logging, or degradation due to climate change.  Sadly, more than half the world’s timber and almost thr...
  • Up-cycled garden centrepieces

    As we continue to prepare our gardens for the coming seasonal changes, we’re going to look at how you can take inanimate objects from around the home, that are destined for the bin, and transform them into wonderful floral centrepieces that sprout colour and offer temporary havens to roving pollinators.  So why is this important? Did you know that the average person in the UK generates 482kg of...
  • Supporting garden birds

    No matter your DIY expertise, you can start supporting bird life in your garden by simply up-cycling old items around your home. From plastic bottles, to tea pots and orange peel, there's an option for you.
  • Supporting pollinators at home

    We rely so much on the actions of pollinators that their value to agriculture and food generation is estimated to be between £50-70 billion every year globally.
  • Evolution of fossil fuels

    We’re taking a look at the origin of fossil fuels, the scale of their current use and the emissions that go hand in hand with this energy source. What options do we have as individual consumers to turn the tide on global warming through the minimisation of carbon emissions?
  • Evolution of plastic

    We’re delving into the origin of plastic, the scale of the current crisis that surrounds the use and disposal of single use consumables, and the choices we can make as consumers to drive change.