Archive for the ‘Eco politics’ Category

How to decide what to buy this Christmas

Thursday, December 11th, 2014 by Nigel

Buy Nothing Day

It was Buy Nothing Day a couple of weekends ago… did you notice? It was the day after ‘Black Friday’, when in contrast £810m was spent online in the UK this year…

10 ways you can help save bees

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 by Nigel


Bees matter. Most fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, as well as food crops for farmed animals, depend on bees. But bees are in crisis. Their numbers are dwindling at an alarming rate. Here’s 10 things you can do to help save bees…

Earth Hour: together we can make a difference

Saturday, March 29th, 2014 by Nigel

One of the hardest things about having concern for the environment is the feeling of impotence, the thought that whatever changes we make, however many others we inspire to take action, it’s never enough. Earth Hour changes that.

Three ways to save the planet (and not get annoyed)

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014 by Nigel


I’ve just come back from Ambiente, a huge homewares, lifestyle and gifts trade show in Frankfurt to make sure Nigel’s Eco Store has some of the newest, best-designed, and greenest products available. Well, that was the plan…

Deposit with an ethical bank and claim a £40 voucher for Nigel’s Eco Store

Friday, May 31st, 2013 by Nigel

In the five years since the start of the banking crisis of 2008, when UK and global banks needed bailing out to the tune of £billions, and the financial scandals of last year, it’s been clear that changes to the current banking system are sorely needed.

So we’re pleased to have teamed up with Triodos Bank. Triodos believe that profit doesn’t need to be at the expense of the world’s most pressing environmental problems.

If you open an account and deposit £100 with Triodos bank through this link, they’ll give you a £40 voucher to spend on anything at Nigel’s Eco Store.

Read more…

How to buy books and e-readers without supporting Amazon

Friday, May 17th, 2013 by Nigel

Boycott Amazon

I just read that MPs and tax campaigners in the UK have been up in arms again this week as more of Amazon’s tax avoidance comes to light.

Amazon’s US bosses are telling investors that they took sales from UK customers last year of £4.2bn, yet they only paid £3.2m in tax…

Save £00s on your energy bills

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 by Nigel


I was reading the Independent over lunch today, and noticed this advert about saving money on energy bills. It struck me that the main focus of…

Is recycling at risk from Brands?

Thursday, May 6th, 2010 by Nigel

Letter from Kellogg’s

The other day we received the above letter from Kellogg’s threatening ‘further steps’ if we continued to sell a recycled milk bottle jug with their logo on it….

Let them eat cake… 86,000 tonnes of it

Thursday, November 26th, 2009 by Nigel


A friend who lives in Wales is telling me about Freeganism, which involves salvaging discarded, unspoiled food from supermarket bins. It reminds me of the time I visited a different friend who used to live on a houseboat on the Thames. One of her neighbours, ‘Mad’ Pierre, who rumour had it…

Recipe for a successful Copenhagen

Saturday, November 7th, 2009 by Nigel

Just found this great video ‘One Minute Recipe for Success at Copenhagen’ at…

Climate Clinic: fringe event or main event?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 by Nigel

Climate Clinic

Last night I went to the Climate Clinic at the Friends Meeting House in Brighton – as part of the Labour Party Conference. Green Party candidates Caroline Lucas and Tony Juniper, and

Merry Christmas and a Happy Eco New Year

Monday, December 29th, 2008 by Nigel

free gift

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. It’s all Christmas trees and turkeys outside and before we know it, we’ll be chiming in the new year. 2008 has been an exciting, fascinating whirlwind of a year, with the Climate Change Bill becoming the Climate Change Act, making it legal and binding, committing the UK government to reducing the country’s…

Busting some eco myths

Thursday, November 27th, 2008 by Nigel

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about environmental issues, and I think most people at some point probably find it hard to sort out the greenwash from the green. As long as it suits, I expect some companies will always…

A way out of global meltdown

Friday, April 18th, 2008 by Nigel

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It’s turning out to be a busy week. If the global financial crisis isn’t enough, last night I went to a talk about climate change and peak oil at the local Transition Town meeting.

Mapping climate change

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 by Nigel

Map of Carbon Emissions, by Worldmapper

I just came across this world map by Worldmapper on the new BBC Green website. The map looks pretty distorted, because each country has been resized to show the amount of greenhouse gas emissions it is responsible for…