• maintaining a period building means having windows that are in keeping with original architecture Window restoration: a key part in maintaining historic buildings

    If you have a listed or period building to maintain, you'll know that windows need to be maintained in keeping with the original architecture - so don't rush to uPVC fittings

  • solar panels harness the power of the sun Renewable energy: our futures depend on it

    The need for us to switch to renewable sources of energy is urgent because our use of fossil fuels is causing global warming and climate change. We're familiar with the word 'renewables', but that said lots of us still aren't entirely sure what's meant by the term

  • save the earth in 2022 Eco dates for the diary

    If you're galvanised by a 'day/week for a cause', you'll be wanting to jot down in your diary these upcoming weeks which cover a host of environmental themes. Take part as an individual, a family, a business, a team and feel virtuous and productive. 

Accessories

..and not just for Christmas of course because poinsettias come in many other hues from cream to green to pink. But we tend to buy them as a yuletide tradition and rightly so because they are inject much needed colour at this time of year

Insideout Garden Art

If you not familiar with outdoor art and don't think pictures belong in the garden, well Yorkshire's Insideout Garden Art begs to differ. So if you look out on an empty wall or fence, turn it into a gallery space!

laundry strips are very eco friendly

If you're trying to use less plastic, then ditching those cumbersome bottles of detergent is a good place to start

Events

save the earth in 2022

If you're galvanised by a 'day/week for a cause', you'll be wanting to jot down in your diary these upcoming weeks which cover a host of environmental themes. Take part as an individual, a family, a business, a team and feel virtuous and productive. 

Buying antiques is a great way of furnishing with minimal impact on the environment. And if you're always on the look-out for fascinating one-off pieces, don't miss the Decorative Antiques & Textile Fairs 

Floriade Exp 2022, tradition and innovation in horticulture

If tulips are your favourite flower, head to Amsterdam next year for a chance to truly immerse yourself in them at the upcoming Floriade. Not that they're the only flower on show of course because this once-in-a-decade event showcases all things horticultural