Do The Green Thing

climate change posters

climate change posters

Have you heard of Do The Green Thing?  Do The Green Thing is a public service to inspire people to lead greener lives, typically teaming up with creatives to produce striking and memorable campaigns.

For their latest campaign, Do The Green Thing will be releasing a poster a day throughout March – starting today up until Earth Hour on 23rd March (8:30pm) – encouraging people to take small steps to do the green thing:

do the green thing

Do The Green Thing say that they hope the posters, designed by top artists, will help encourage people “to take simple green actions at home, school or work. Those actions include walking, cycling, eating a little less meat, switching off lights and appliances, and enjoying a jumper or a hug instead of turning up the heating“.*

The first one is up on their Tumblr site today.  Make sure you follow along in March to see them all!

* source: Creative Review

Life & Style, Special Occasions

Eco-Friendly Mother’s Day Gifts

eco-friendly gifts

eco-friendly gifts

Mother’s Day is nearly upon us – Sunday 10th March is the date for your diary this year (2013) (PS: I’ve you’ve come here through Google I’ve linked to more recent gift guides at the bottom of this post).

It can be quite hard knowing what to get at the best of times, but if you’re looking for an ethical or eco-friendly Mother’s Day gift then it can be a minefield.  Thankfully here is a little Moral Fibres gift guide, showing some lovely eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts broken down in categories that would be well-received by any mum.

eco-friendly mother's day gift ideas

1.  Necklace – People Tree  / 2.  Earrings – People Tree

People Tree have a really nice selection of ethical jewellery and I have to admit this necklace is pretty high up in my own wishlist!  As are there lovely earrings!

ethical mother's day gift ideas

1.  Seasonal Grow Your Own Veg Box – Allotinabox  /  2.  Seasonal Vegetable Tea Towel – Allotinabox

If you’re mum’s a bit green fingered and likes nothing better than pottering around in her garden then Allotinabox have some lovely gift ideas, such as seed sets and this fab seasonal vegetable tea towel.

uk made mother's day gift ideas

1.  Soap Dish – Folksy  /  2. Welsh Blanket Cushion – Not On The High Street

Isn’t this soap dish beautiful?  And these Welsh blanket cushions from Not On The High Street are stunning!  I’d like both in my house, thank you very much!

gift ideas for mums

1.  Chocolate Hamper – Montezuma’s  /  2.  Wine – Vinceremos Organic Wines

And if in doubt organic chocolates and organic wine are always a failsafe Mother’s Day gift!

Happy shopping and have a lovely Mother’s Day!

ps: more ethical/eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts here (2014) and here (2015)!