Join Plastic Free July 2020

Whether or not we are ready for it to be July (where has the year gone?!?!?). We welcome Plastic Free July with open arms! Having been in lockdown at home for the last few months it has given us a chance to really look at how we live and which direction we want the world to move in. Take the challenge this July!

Looking after your mental health while self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic

Wherever you are in the world right now, like many others you might be starting the feel the effects of isolation on your mental health. Humans are sociable animals by nature so staying in your house 24/7 is bound to feel strange and at times quite isolating. There are ways, however to combat these feelings and keep your mental health on the right path.

Seven easy eco friendly ways to stay fit and healthy

For our Health and Beauty month we delve into the eco ways of fitness gurus and health in an increasingly unhealthy world. With the warmer months slowly drawing closer we look at how we can get off the couch from under that blanket and increase our fitness.

Weekly Environmental news update March 2020

Your weekly roundup of the top eco stories from the last 7 days. This week Corona Virus is reducing CO2 emissions, A university uses drones to track glacier melting, Bears are coming out of hibernation early due ot mild weather, UK tree plantations are not helping the climate crisis and Greta Thunberg rally leaves green damaged.

Quick vegan harissa squash hummus recipe

We are turning the flavour up with our butternut squash and harissa hummus. This is healthy, spicy and perfect for picnics, pre-dinner snacks and parties. Put it in wraps, burgers or just have with piping hot pitta.

Our top famous environmental activists

As we close the chapter to our month of focusing on film and literature we thought it might be nice to celebrate eco warriors in the limelight. These may be film stars, TV personalities or singers, who are all working towards the same goal as us here at E.C.O. These are people who are working in active service to protect our planet from degradation and destruction. Using their position in society to amplify their voice and increase awareness is a necessary step to ensure the message of our climate crisis is reaching as many people as possible.

Weekly Environmental news update February 2020

Your weekly roundup of the top eco stories from the last 7 days. This week cereal and snack giant, Kellogg's, commits to removing palm oil by 2025, 25% of tweets supporting Trump's climate denial were written by bots, coral bleaching in GBR are estimated to reach all time high, activists in the UK referred to anti-radicalisation programmes and finally, some good news! Blue whale abundance seems to be on the rise in South Georgia with 55 sightings.

The best, quick vegan guacamole recipe

It is hard to not be in the mood for guac and tortilla chips. Guacamole is often sold in plastic tubs which cannot be recycled in some areas, or are not washed after use and contaminate a whole recycling batch. Forget the plastic and make your own guacamole at home. It can be made in less than 10 minutes (and eaten in five!) so is great for making as soon as your guests arrive or just before you press 'play' at a movie night.

Quick, delicious Mexican enchilada sauce recipe

This sauce is super versatile and can be used in virtually any Mexican recipe including fajitas, enchiladas, burritos and Mexican pasta. The best thing about this recipe is you can adjust the spice depending on your taste.

An interview with Julian Hoffman on ‘Irreplaceable: The Fight to Save Our Wild Places’

This month at E.C.O. we shining a spotlight on eco Film and Literature and are lucky enough to have interviewed a dear friend and author, Julian Hoffman. Two years after I met Julian in Indonesia, Julian, my boyfriend and I met in London in an old bank which has now been converted into a pub. After an amazing few hours of drink, food and environmental chit chat we had put the world to rights (we are awaiting our Nobel Peace Prize), and he kindly offered to spare his time for an interview via Skype which we are extremely grateful for!