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.
We hope you're having a great weekend despite the weather! Here's our round up of the biggest environmental news stories from the last 7 days.
This week has seen Coronavirus be declared a global health emergency by the WHO, the UK leave the European Union, and Katie Hopkins get trolled into attending a fake awards ceremony in Prague.
This is your perfect veganuary weeknight meal, it’s easy to make and ready in under an hour. We love this meal because it’s really flavoursome and reheats well making it perfect for lunches. All you’ll need is one large pot and a spatula to get going!
To celebrate the start of Veganuary we introduce our recipe book so far. These are all of our vegan recipes posted since we launched in July 2019, they have all been made and eaten (and enjoyed) by one of our E.C.O. team. We hope you can use these to help you to complete Veganuary, or just try new ways of cooking foods you already love.
On New Year’s day while you’re nursing your hangover or making well intentioned resolutions why not watch a documentary or two to get you motivated to make a change?
: This week has seen the Conservative Party win the general election and a volcano unexpectedly erupt in New Zealand and kill fifteen people. In environmental news this week...
I was lucky enough to win the E.C.O. prize giveaway when the blog first started. Not only was I very excited because I never win anything, I also couldn’t wait to try all the new products to make me an eco-friendlier person!
This Christmas we want to help you buy useful presents for your loved ones and hopefully save some money (and the planet) along the way. According to a survey 60 million unwanted presents will be given this Christmas, big hitters include bathing products, films and box sets, candles, chocolate and socks.
Read this week's E.C.O. news roundup to hear the latest environmental news. EasyJet are set to carbon offset their flights, Coldplay are planning a net-zero album tour, fires and flood cause fear worldwide, African plants are set for extinction and Greta Thunberg is a time traveler.
Many of us have grown up with a menu heavily influenced by animal produce. Now there is such a variety of meat substitutes we are able to eat the same meals either as a vegetarian or a vegan. This Cottage Pie is a great example of a meal where the flavours are still strong, warming and comforting, without eating any animal produce. We make efforts to change the way we think about food, both where it comes from and how it's produced. If you can still feel like you're eating what you want to, or what you're used to, its much easier to enjoy a diet with reduced animal produce.
: The season is upon us for mulled wine, mince pies and all things spiced. For us Christmas is all about time with friends and family, board games, gifts and a lovely filling dinner, but sadly it can be the most wasteful holiday of the year.
With a part spaceship, part car named 'Bloodhound' aiming to break the land speed world record and a row over the December general election causing disruption to nativity plays we have had an interesting week of eco news.
The clocks have gone back, the evenings are getting darker and colder, the blankets have come out along with the warm pyjamas, and although it’s only autumn it’s beginning to feel like winter is setting in. It’s hard to imagine not having these luxuries let alone a roof over your head, but that’s the reality for many people living on the streets
In the past week it has been confirmed that we will have a general election, we've got a new Brexit deadline of 31 January, and we lost the Rugby World Cup to South Africa. Here's your weekly roundup of the top eco stories from the last 7 days
This article looks at how you can offset your carbon and neutralise your carbon footprint
Reduce, Reuse, Review Your weekly roundup of the top eco stories from the last 7 days