20 everyday pledges to help with the climate crisis – by 20 people who want to make a difference

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When a New Year’s Resolution lasts longer than 12 months

What going flight-free during a pandemic taught me

After a year in which nearly all of us stayed grounded, Helen Coffey reflects on what she’s learnt from her 2020 New Year’s resolution

Zero waste household

How foraging for blackberries helped us stay on track for zero waste

Embarrassingly, it has taken me a decade to engage with Britain’s green and pleasant land

Life-changing news has made me question my zero-waste lifestyle

Tiny attempts to help save the planet are more important than I had ever realised.

Going vegan

Eco-friendly beauty products

How to make your own natural face scrub during lockdown

Truly ethical and sustainable beauty brands aren't easy to find. Can Jessica Jones go a whole year without using anything else?

The brands you can buy to keep your eco-conscience clean

Truly ethical and sustainable beauty brands aren't easy to find. Can Jessica Jones go a whole year without using anything else?

Giving up fast fashion

Flight free

Going flight-free is already causing me serious FOMO

I’m only five minutes into my year of no-flying and already I’m wondering if I’ve made a huge mistake, says Helen Coffey 

Why I've pledged to go flight-free for a year

‘I hope this experience will prove that travel is not only possible with clipped wings, but can even be enhanced by taking it slow,’ says Helen Coffey

Electric cars

Sustainable kitchen

A gift guide for the sustainably-minded foodie

Julia Platt Leonard is making her kitchen and her cooking more sustainable in 2020, one meal at a time

The whole food system needs to change to achieve real sustainability

Julia Platt Leonard is making her kitchen and her cooking more sustainable in 2020, one meal at a time

Why I’ve installed a wormery in my garden to reduce food waste

Julia Platt Leonard is making her kitchen and her cooking more sustainable in 2020, one meal at a time

Why I’m promising to end all my food waste

‘I am forced to look at the piles of food I’ve wasted, it’s not a pretty picture. How did things get so bad in my kitchen?’ asks food writer Julia Platt Leonard

 

Seasonal food

Sustainable parent

No more plastic packaging

Single-use plastic

Five key steps I'm taking to reduce my plastic use this year

Though I can't afford the time nor money to do so with ease, I will reduce my plastic waste dramatically this year

Why I'm avoiding single-use plastics this year

Though I can't afford the time nor money to do so with ease, I will reduce my plastic waste dramatically this year

Eco-friendly home

Green investing

Ethical investment isn’t always ethical – here’s what to consider

I’ve pledged to help people navigate the green investment maze in 2020. There’s no one way through it. But it is a way you can achieve positive change.

Greening up your investments just takes a little research

Fund managers are responding to growing demand for ethical investments but have a care. Experts say some have indulged in greenwashing

Grow your own

Buying second hand

Cutting down on waste to help the environment isn’t easy

From shoes and bags to homewares and electronics, it’s time to start thinking about the environmental impact of all of our purchases, says Esra Turk

Why I'm changing my spending habits to help save the planet

From shoes and bags to homewares and electronics, it's time to start thinking about the environmental impact of all of our purchases, says Esra Turk

Green business

Is this the beginning of the end of climate greenwashing?

BP’s aim of achieving net zero emissions has rightly been criticised for lacking substance, but its commitment to stop misleading adverts about its impact on the climate is a welcome start – it must be held to account on this, writes Ben Chapman

Cycle to work

After using every excuse to not cycle, I've finally given it a go

At best, I’ll get fit, rediscover a long-lost hobby and do my bit to tackle the growing climate crisis. At worst, I’ll end up with a broken leg and a wardrobe full of Lycra, says Will Kirby

Why I’ve decided to start cycling to work

‘At best, I’ll get fit, rediscover a long-lost hobby and do my bit to tackle the growing climate crisis. At worst, I’ll end up with a broken leg and a wardrobe full of Lycra’, says Will Kirby

Zero carbon sport

My trip to the Alps triggered a re-think about the impact of skiing

Mainstream sport has a hugely negative impact on the world around us, yet extreme sports aim to bring us together as one with nature. It's time to start asking what the sporting world can do to prevent global warming

Why it’s time for sport to stop ignoring its impact on the environment

Mainstream sport has a hugely negative impact on the world around us, yet extreme sports aim to bring us together as one with nature. It's time to start asking what the sporting world can do to prevent global warming

Climate crisis in politics

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