Eco Living

Do you want to live a more eco-friendly way of life but don’t know where to start? It sometimes seems in order to be ‘greener’ we have to change everything about the way we live our lives, but this doesn’t have to be the case.

I am on a mission to make my family ‘greener’ and it would be great if you wanted to join in. By changing just one simple thing a month let’s see if we can do our bit to help protect our planet.

Melissa Corkhill editor of The Green Parent magazine and author of two books on green living will be writing monthly articles for GBWildlife.co.uk She lives in rural Sussex surrounded by woodland and wildlife and is passionate about environmental issues.

The Green Parent magazine makes is an excellent, interesting subscription magazine and makes a lovely gift. You’ll find lots of information and inspiration here, whether you want to read articles on natural parenting or try out guilt-free shopping. This gorgeous magazine covers all aspects of family life from birth to alternative education, eco house and garden to nutrition.

We always welcome guest articles and if you are interested in contributing please get in touch to discuss.  We are particularly keen on increasing our Wildlife Articles and adding a lot more ‘How-to’ style articles.

Please note that some of the articles have been moved from our old website and were written between 2008 – 2010 so some details may have changed or being updated since then.

Eco-Living – I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

Eco-Living – I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas

The season of festive frolics is almost upon us so I though I’d take this opportunity to write about how to have a gorgeous green Christmas. Going green at this time of year doesn’t mean going without presents or depriving your family of luxurious food.

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Eco-Living – Green Kitchen

Eco-Living – Green Kitchen

The kitchen is at the heart of family life, where all the meals are prepared and where everyone gathers at the beginning and end of the day. This room is also where the majority of the household’s waste is created and a large amount…

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Eco-Living – Eco Friendly Camping

Eco-Living – Eco Friendly Camping

Nearly 6% of Britons holidaying in the UK in 2005 stayed in a tent and 18% of families have been camping in the last three years according to a recent report. I love camping and have a few tips for having fun and reducing your carbon footprint.

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Eco-Living – Organic Goodness

Eco-Living – Organic Goodness

At The Green Parent magazine we are working on our annual organic special edition of the magazine and with all the research we are doing in the office I wanted to share some of the key reasons why to choose organic for the benefit of your health…

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Eco-Living – How to have a Green Easter

Eco-Living – How to have a Green Easter

When choosing an Easter present look for the egg with the least packaging. Green and Blacks have committed to using completely recycled cardboard packaging on all their eggs this year. Even M&S are taking Easter waste seriously and have reduced…

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Eco-Living – Green Guide to choosing toys

Eco-Living – Green Guide to choosing toys

Playthings often get overlooked when making ethical purchasing decisions. But toys can be just as carbon intensive to produce as food and there are often human rights issue behind manufacture. So what should you look for…

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Eco-Living – Organic Gardening

Eco-Living – Organic Gardening

Over three quarters of us are committed to organic gardening. Recent research by the Royal Horticultural Society found that 75 percent of gardeners between 15 and 34 refuse to use any pesticides on their garden.

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Eco-Living – Save Energy and Money

Eco-Living – Save Energy and Money

Writing this most of the country is covered in a blanket of snow. Even in these cold and wintery conditions there are some tricks we can employ to save energy and money whilst still remaining warm. Let’s look at how…

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Eco-Living – Reduce and Recycle

Eco-Living – Reduce and Recycle

Over the next month and a bit our aim is to drastically cut the amount of waste we send to landfill. Over 170 million tonnes of waste from homes and businesses in England and Wales alone ends up in landfill sites.

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Eco-Living – A Year of Green Living

Eco-Living – A Year of Green Living

When making your new year’s resolutions, why not plan for a year of greening your lifestyle? It’s a great way to involve the whole family in the quest to reduce your environmental footprint and raise eco-aware children.

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