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How to go Zero-Waste

By |2022-07-19T16:36:50+00:00May 15, 2022|Gone West, Life Hacks & Climate Action|

Zero-waste living has been on the rise for quite a fews years. The movement started gaining traction when the public were made more aware of the severity of the climate crisis. It’s exactly what it sounds like, creating little-to-no waste. This extends to considering all rubbish, not just the end-of-life waste but the waste made as a product is manufactured, the impact of transporting the product, and whether the materials needed are sustainable. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A Guide to an Eco-Friendly Bonfire Night

By |2022-07-19T18:12:58+00:00October 26, 2021|Gone West, Life Hacks & Climate Action|

Bonfire night is almost here! It's that time of year again which is marked by the sound of fireworks throughout the whole of October up until 5th November. The cold air hits and the night is getting darker, it's a perfect holiday to celebrate with friends and family outside. But whilst it's great to enjoy these festivities, it’s good to become more aware of the waste that this celebration creates….. In addition to [...]

9 Ways to have an Eco-Friendly Halloween

By |2022-07-19T18:12:58+00:00October 13, 2021|Gone West, Life Hacks & Climate Action|

Halloween is just around the corner and we have some tips and tricks for you to welcome the spooky holiday sustainably! Did you know that an estimated 2,000 tonnes of plastic waste is generated from Halloween costumes alone? So steering away from single-use plastics is a great place to start. Halloween is quickly joining Christmas as one of the most expensive and consumptionist holidays which we celebrate. Halloween doesn't need to be centered [...]


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