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The Truth About Indoor Plants

By |2022-07-19T18:08:54+00:00January 27, 2022|Gone West, Life Hacks & Climate Action|

When I ask you what you think is good for the planet, I’m sure that one of the things that comes to mind are plants. Right? They are natural living things that photosynthesise, producing oxygen by taking CO2 out of the atmosphere. When they die, they decompose easily because they are completely natural. Harmless, right? So, house plants shouldn’t be much different. They are good for the mind and they are good for [...]

Veganuary on a Budget

By |2022-07-19T16:36:50+00:00January 13, 2022|Gone West, Life Hacks & Climate Action|

Veganism is often regarded as an unattainable lifestyle for most. It is seen as expensive and inaccessible to those without a lot of time and money to devote to it. But that is simply not true! At Gone West, we took on the challenge to create an entirely vegan 3-week meal plan for two people that costs around £30 for the week, just in time for Veganuary! We wanted to debunk the myths [...]

A Year in Review: 2021 and the Climate Crisis

By |2022-07-19T18:09:26+00:00January 6, 2022|Gone West, Gone West Stories|

We made it! It’s finally 2022! But before we get stuck into the new year, we need to take a look back at 2021. The start of a new year is always a great time for resolutions and reflections. It puts things into perspective and generally makes us appreciate what we’ve got and highlights what we need to work on. Generally, this process is pretty introspective, but what’s stopping us from broadening our [...]

4 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas

By |2022-07-19T16:36:50+00:00December 22, 2021|Gone West, Life Hacks & Climate Action|

Christmas day is almost upon us! The day we spend unwrapping gifts, playing games, and getting merry with our loved ones. It’s all about showing love towards one another and celebrating what we have as an individual and a collective. However, that love rarely extends to anything outside of that core circle of people we care about. We have a planet that needs our help desperately and Christmas is doing the opposite of [...]

Arctic ice is disappearing: What happens to Santa now?

By |2022-07-19T18:08:00+00:00December 15, 2021|Gone West, Meanwhile on Planet Earth...|

Christmas is quickly approaching and everyone is getting ready for a visit from Santa Claus. Whether you leave cookies or mince pies, it’s an event none of us want to miss. But what if we told you that his home is disappearing? How can Christmas cheer travel around the world when the man behind Christmas no longer has a home? The magical story of Father Christmas and his worldwide mission to deliver presents [...]

The Ultimate Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide 2021

By |2022-07-19T16:36:50+00:00December 8, 2021|Gone West, Life Hacks & Climate Action|

It’s that time of the year where everyone rushes to the shops to buy everyone they know a gift; it’s Christmas! Everyone starts to reluctantly slump through high street shops and big retail outlets, fighting the crowds for overpriced gifts that nobody wants. It’s not pleasant… Not only is the entire act of Christmas shopping quite frankly a little traumatising, there’s not much reward. A lot of gifts end up in landfill or [...]

7 Tips for a More Sustainable Christmas

By |2022-07-19T16:36:50+00:00December 2, 2021|Gone West, Life Hacks & Climate Action|

Christmas is almost here and it’s time to start putting up the decorations and prepping for the festive season. Christmas isn’t generally a time where we’re very conscious about, well, anything. Our mindsets shift from real life to looping All I Want for Christmas is You on repeat, while we trawl through shops, buying presents for people that nobody actually wants. So, it’s no surprise that the holiday is actually the most wasteful [...]

Which Christmas Trees are Better for the Planet? Real or Fake?

By |2022-07-19T16:36:51+00:00November 25, 2021|Gone West, Life Hacks & Climate Action|

The festive season is just around the corner and everyone has begun decorating their homes with Christmas trees and lights and ornaments. But have you ever thought about what impact you’re having on the planet? Sure, the last thing you want to be thinking about in the lead up to Christmas is climate change, but unfortunately we don’t really have that luxury anymore. After COP26, it is clear that the world leaders are [...]

Best Green Energy Providers

By |2022-07-19T18:09:11+00:00November 18, 2021|Gone West, Life Hacks & Climate Action|

In the last month, we’ve seen how important it is to have a reliable energy provider. There has been fuel shortages all over the UK, from gas to petrol. Not only is this fuel a finite resource, it’s also destroying the planet. It’s getting colder and darker now and everybody is starting to turn on their heating and their lights. So, maybe now is the time to find out where your energy comes [...]

Planter stories: Nicky

By |2022-07-19T16:45:23+00:00November 11, 2021|Gone West, Gone West Stories|

Here at Gone West, we believe that our planters are the most important members of our team. Without them, we would never have achieved the things we have. So, we want to give them a voice. We recently interviewed Nicky, our planter from Glasgow, who recently broke the Icelandic planting record alongside his friend, Josh. Together, they managed to plant 7865 trees in one day! Nicky is actually helping represent Gone West at [...]


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