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  • 22 May 2014

    Finding the best ethical florists

    Flowers are probably our most common default present - in the UK we spend £2.2 billion on cut flowers every year. A nice bunch for your mother-in-law to say happy birthday. A get-well gift for an ailing auntie. A token of love for your partner. Even a treat for yourself to brighten up the house after a long week at work. Flowers lift our spirits and speak words of condolence, comfort, celebration and love. And yet, our addiction to cut flowers is a bit of an ethical nightmare. […] more

  • 17 May 2014

    Vote in the Observer Ethical Awards

    For nine years now, the Observer Ethical Awards have been celebrating those at the forefront of environmental and social justice. These are the pioneers of an ethical future; organisations, campaigners and people who share the vision for a better world. Last year’s International Campaigner of the Year was Malala Yousafzai, the 14 year old who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban for her powerful protest against the banning of education for girls in her homeland of Pakistan. […] more

  • 8 May 2014

    Festival ticket giveaway

    We love festivals so we are super excited to announce that we've got tickets for some of the finest family events this summer. Whether you are looking for a smaller more community minded vibe at a camp or a more exciting larger music festival, we have just the ticket for you! For your chance to win, check out the details below. […] more

  • 7 May 2014

    Recharge as a Family

    It’s my dream to take a holistic holiday with my family that we can all enjoy. Retreat specialists Kalikalos in the foothills of Mount Pelion in Greece host annual family weeks in August called Joyful Parents, Joyful Kids! […] more

  • 5 May 2014

    Five ways to bring history to life

    May is Local and Community History Month, an annual awareness month founded by The Historical Association. The aim is get people involved in their local history and participate in events taking place across the UK. Local history is often overlooked in favour of famous people and international events in history, but it is the experiences of ordinary locals that really bring history to life. What kind of food did people eat? What were schools like? What did people do for work? These are the kinds of questions kids can really engage with through discovering local and community history. […] more

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