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Nov 4, 2021

COP26: The Green Arch of Optimism or False Hope?

David Attenborough's impassioned speech urged our world leaders and delegates at COP26 to be motivated to solve the climate crisis, not by fear, but hope. The 'desperate' hope that Attenborough talks about is really important. Let's unpack this together.

Oct 20, 2021

Halloween Is Fright Night But Here's What Really Terrifies Me

Halloween is big. Not as big here as in the States, but the hype around it grows year on year. It appeals to adults a...

Sep 29, 2021

A Review of Gateshead Great Big Green Week

Well, what a week that was! Of course, with a title like Great Big Green Week, it was always going to be full on. Bil...

Sep 24, 2021

What is COP26 and why is it so important for the climate crisis?

What on earth is COP26 all about? Is it going to achieve anything? We've prepared a guide to help you understand what's going down in November.

Sep 17, 2021

Second Hand September: Does It Go Far Enough?

I'm all for Second Hand September. Hats off to Oxfam GB for the work they've put into this campaign - now in its thir...

Sep 10, 2021

A Thousand Pairs of Children's Shoes Laid at the Angel of the North to Mourn Death of Child Climate Victims

A group of grandmothers, grandfathers and parents have laid out a thousand children's shoes at the Angel of the North to demand that we "Give Children A Future". The shoes have been laid out onto an image of a bicycle marking the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain Cycle Race which finishes at the Angel.

Aug 4, 2021

Going for gold not landfill - recycled e-waste Olympic medals step in right direction

Team GB are flying at this years' Olympics, with the likes of Tom Daley, Lauren Williams and Charlotte Dujardin posing with gold, silver and bronze medals that they have won. But did you know that all 5,000 Olympic and Paralympic medals up for grabs this year are made using recycled materials?

Aug 2, 2021

Meet Maveen Pereira, Director of Programmes at Traidcraft Exchange

Traidcraft is the reason we moved to the North East 25 years ago and we've known Maveen Pereira many years. I was so impressed with the work Traidcraft Exchange is currently doing around calling for a Fashion Watchdog that I thought it was high time for us to catch up with Maveen.

Jul 23, 2021

Freedom Day is here: but what does freedom actually look like?

19 July, 2021 will forever be remembered and celebrated as Freedom Day, the day all COVID restrictions were lifted in...

Apr 30, 2021

Helen: Why I Am A Climate Activist

I take my role as a steward of the earth very seriously. There is no greater role on earth than caring for all living...

Mar 15, 2021

We’ve been certified – and it’s a good thing

Big news – we have achieved social enterprise status and we can now call ourselves a certified social enterprise! ...
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