Category Archives: Environmental events

Earth Hour

  Those readers with a keen eye will notice that I wrote this before Earth Hour, which happened on Saturday. But Earth Hour is such a great idea of bringing together people all over the planet, that I wanted to publish this even though it’s late – so that those of you who missed it, […]

Here comes Climate Week from the 3rd -9th March

Having recently trained as a Domestic Energy Assessor and Green Deal advisor, I’ve come to appreciate the importance and vast opportunities available of saving energy in the home, and as a design professional it’s important that energy use is part of my offering when I’m giving more general design advice to home owners. (You can […]

It’s Big Energy Saving Week – so take action now

Whilst this winter has been pretty stormy it has been a mild one so far — I have my suspicions that the coldest part is yet to come. So it’s the perfect time to make sure your home is warm and comfy — and to try and save money on those dreaded energy bills. Well […]

London Design Festival my pick of the best eco homes products

Following on from my pick of the lighting at London Design Festival 2013, here is my favourites from the rest of the show, including classic furniture, innovative textiles and forward-thinking design services. HUSH by Freyja Sewell provides a personal retreat, a luxurious escape into a dark, natural space in the midst of a busy hotel, […]

London Design Festival here i come …… my pick of 2013

September sees the 10th year of the London Design Festival a citywide celebration of the capital as a global creative hub. With some 300 events taking place across the city over the next week, there is a head-spinning array of sights to take in, Design Junction, 100% Design , Tent London, and Decorex are just a few of the core venues that make […]

Plastic bag free day – for better, cleaner environment.

Bag Free World are the organisers of the International plastic bag free day, a global initiative that aims to eliminate or radically reduce the use of single-use plastic bags in the world. There are some truly shocking statistics – in 2011 in the UK, 254 plastic bags were given out every second whilst around the […]

Global sharing day is coming – make your eco home be part of an eco community

Sharing goods, knowledge and services makes so much sense, and it’s fast becoming a popular, sustainable alternative to conventional consumerism that is taking the world by storm. Global Sharing Day 2013 is set to be The Greatest Share on Earth, taking place this weekend (2nd June 2013). It is a celebration of collaborative consumption, with […]

May 2013 be the start of a more Sustainable future. . .

May 2013 be the Start …… to living sustainably. Start is an initiative inspired by the Prince of Wales in 2009 – at which point he explained why it is so important that the people of the world adapt their behaviour in order to ease the effects of climate change. Until this point, much of […]

Environmental Education for children is a necessity not an option

We all like to think we do our bit for the environment, turning the washing machine down to 30 degrees, installing solar panels and so on. But in reality many believe it will take a generation (around 25 years) for sustainability to become truly common place within a domestic environment. So far, not enough people […]

Finding eco homes at EcoBuild 2013

EcoBuild is the largest showcase of sustainable construction products anywhere, exhibiting at the Excel Arena in London between the 5th-7th March. There’s a huge variety of things to see and do including; attractions, conferences, speakers and seminar sessions. I have picked out some of the key seminars which might be of interest to you- im […]