Discover Wildpoldsried – Germany’s renewable village

In Bavaria, Germany, there’s a village that produces five times more energy than it consumes. With rooftops covered in solar panels, an installation of wind turbines, and a range of other eco-friendly projects, Wildpoldsried is leading the way in renewable energy. Its successful sustainability strategy has provided a model for other German municipalities, as well … More Discover Wildpoldsried – Germany’s renewable village

Join the campaign to return non-recyclable plastic to supermarkets

The amount of plastic pollution making its way into the oceans, and the ways in which we can reduce it, are some of the most hotly discussed topics of the moment. Whilst making the move to a zero waste lifestyle is one answer to the problem, through constraints such as the higher cost of alternately … More Join the campaign to return non-recyclable plastic to supermarkets

Lammas ecovillage is the future of sustainable living

Deep in the Pembrokeshire countryside, a low-impact, off-grid ecovillage is pioneering an alternative for living on the land, combining the traditional smallholding model with the latest innovations in environmental design, green technology, and permaculture. In an increasingly hectic world, driven by the need to earn money and purchase yet more products that we don’t necessarily … More Lammas ecovillage is the future of sustainable living

A million trees for Moldova

Grassroots environmental groups in Moldova are working to reverse the effects of deforestation by increasing the country’s urban forest. Between the nineteenth and the end of the twentieth century, Moldova, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, lost nearly 20% of its forest, reducing its forest cover to only 12%. This lack of trees makes it one of … More A million trees for Moldova

Take a walk in Griffin Wood

Beside the M62, in Merseyside, is a 12-hectare woodland called Griffin Wood. Despite the hum of traffic from the nearby motorway, Griffin Wood is a beautiful place to take a walk on a sunny afternoon. The road’s proximity hasn’t deterred the local wildlife from claiming their habitats. Birds sing, squirrels scurry along branches, and small … More Take a walk in Griffin Wood

Retreat to Hazel Hill Wood

In a beautiful, secluded woodland, seven miles from Salisbury, there is a unique facility that offers the peace and tranquility of a woodland setting within a selection of environmentally sustainable, off-grid, eco buildings. Hazel Hill Wood is home to the registered charity, the Hazel Wood Trust. The Trust’s aim is to promote well-being, resilience and sustainability: … More Retreat to Hazel Hill Wood

The York garden project that’s brought a community together

Until 2011, what is now Greenfields School and Community Garden in York was simply an unloved and rarely mowed former school field, mainly used by the occasional dog walker. Through the hard work of local residents, scouts, and the teachers and pupils of Haxby Primary school, alongside the charity initiative Edible York, the space is now … More The York garden project that’s brought a community together

Grow Wild are bringing wildflowers to communities across the UK

Wandering along paths that wind their way through a meadow, surrounded by long grass and wildflowers, and listening to the bees and the insects all around you, is one of the best ways to spend the long days of summer. Unfortunately, since the second world war the UK has lost 97% of its wildflower meadows. … More Grow Wild are bringing wildflowers to communities across the UK

The couple on a mission to clean up their neighbourhood

‘Leith could be the loveliest part of Edinburgh’ reads the opening line on the Leithers Don’t Litter website. And it’s true, it really could be – and if Zsuzsa and Gerry Farrell have their way, it absolutely will be. Zsuzsa and Gerry, got so tired of the amount of litter blighting their hometown that they … More The couple on a mission to clean up their neighbourhood