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  • 16 Jun 2014

    What you can do during Recycle Week

    Watching a program on the resourcefulness of people in Rio’s favelas a few nights ago served as a reminder of how wasteful we are in the UK. Many people here rarely give a thought to where their rubbish ends up. We put our rubbish out for the bin-men and it’s out of sight, out of mind. In Rio’s favelas, people collect rubbish, sort it and sell it, making a profit from waste recycling. When I visited India, I witnessed the same level of resourcefulness when it came to what some might describe as rubbish. […] more

  • 7 Jun 2014

    Bringing people together through conservation and art

    ONCA is short for One Network for Conservation and the Arts. This environmental arts charity is based in the South East of England and runs exhibitions, workshops and performances from their gallery in Brighton. The Green MP Caroline Lucas describes ONCA as “a wonderfully creative space for exploration and reflection”. The aim of ONCA is to raise awareness of ecology and conservation through the arts, bringing together researchers, artists, scientists, educators and the public at their gallery. […] more

  • 5 Jun 2014

    Happy World Environment Day!

    World Environment Day falls annually on 5th June, and following close on its heels is World Oceans Day on 8th June. So that means plenty of activities for families celebrating our beautiful planet and what we can do to protect it. Both are global recognition days but events are taking place on a local level and those who want to can organise their own events. […] more

  • 29 May 2014

    5 Budget Holiday Ideas

    Keen to take a break but not sure the budget will stretch to a week in the Maldives?! Family holidays can be prohibitively expensive once you’ve added up all the extras and sometimes it feels like what cash you’ve got is better spent on the essentials. But a family holiday is enhancing on many levels, giving everyone a chance to step off the treadmill and really connect with one another. […] more

  • 27 May 2014

    Get £20 off tickets for Colourfest

    When friends told us that Colourfest is their “favourite, heart-centred family festival”, we had to find out more. Now in its third year, Colourfest festival is a celebration of the many colours of life. Running from Friday 6th to Monday 9th June in the heart of the Dorset countryside, this magical event explores beauty and depth through yoga, music, art, dance, storytelling, poetry and theatre. We caught up with the organisers, Rowan Cobelli and Robbie Newman, to discover what’s on offer: […] more

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