Environmental learning hub

  • 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 to have a sustainable picnic

    As we approach summer, and as the challenging restrictions we’ve faced over the last 18 months start to lift, we’re starting to crave more and more quality time outdoors with loved ones. What better way to enjoy these natural surroundings than to accompany them in a picnic.  While picnics provide some incredible family moments, they often come at an environmental price given the amount of waste...
  • 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...
  • 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.