November 2019

Attend talks, seminars and practical workshops

If you want to know more about what's involved in a self-build project, or you're thinking about improving your home, The Southern Homebuilding and Renovating Show at Sandown Park in Surrey is well worth a visit

With the world drowning in plastic waste, it's good to see more businesses making products from recycled plastic

Cork House in Berkshire is has won many awards for its ingenuity and eco-friendliness. Its shown that cork blocks are as effective a building material as bricks, with a far more minimal carbon footprint

The good news is more of us are embracing the reuse, recycle, reduce mantra and are no longer sneary about buying second-hand

Do you bit to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill by using Wrag Wrap

Wrap your gifts in an eco-friendly fabric that looks and feels remarkably like wrapping paper. Wrag Wrap won't tear or degrade, and it's meant to be re-used again and again

The clothing company has new bags for its customers - made from grass, not paper, and intended to be put in the compost when they've served their purpose

Launched a couple of years ago, Coffee Logs for woodburning stoves are now widely available online and more stove owners are switching to them because of their recycled content

The UN World Toilet Day is a timely reminder that while we take for granted having a flushing loo, more than four billion people worldwide don't have safe, decent sanitation

Drivers risk being a cause of road accidents if they don't wear the appropriate glasses/contact lenses. To encourage safe driving, Optical Express is offering free eye tests, to coincide with Road Safety Week

The gallery reopens after a four-year £35 million refurbishment

There's more to November than Guy Fawkes' Night.. it's Handmade Chelsea time too, which gives an opportunity to see and buy beautiful works from more than 100 brilliant designer-makers

Fairground collage by Rosalind Freeborn

Do you find yourself wondering 'but is it eco?' when you look at pieces of art? If so, you'll be glad to know plenty of artists are striving to create work that is as environmentally-friendly as it is aesthetically-pleasing