Your May issue of Country & Town House magazine is hitting newsstands on Wednesday, and this month it’s the sustainability issue featuring Livia Firth, Tristram Stuart, Isabella Tree, Bianca Jagger and Ben Elliot…
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Inside the May sustainability issue, you’ll find…
Eco Comes Of Age: Livia Firth on why shopping was never a hard habit to break
Fashion Conscience: Eco-Age’s Dolly Jones’ guide to sustainable fashion
Food For Thought: Tristram Stuart is making a crust for food waste charities by brewing beer
Saving The Earth: Charlotte Metcalf meets re-wilding pioneers Isabella Tree and Charles Burrell
Plus: This month’s rurbanist Ben Elliot is the government’s new food waste tzar; Alex Eagle on how to shop sustainably; can eco and travel be comfortable bed fellows? Swap shop: 10 things that you can easily swap in your everyday life; upcycling your accessories, Nick Brandt’s impactful photography and Bianca Jagger at Scarfe’s Bar.
Our contributors share their environmental tips…
What are you doing to save the planet this month? Eating less meat and more plants.
The most wasteful thing I have ever done was… Probably being a fashion journalist for so many years. Encouraging people to want more, more, more feels awkward. But it got me here.
In my recycling bin you will find… The cardboard packaging from my latest Spaza Store buy – fabric dish covers for the fridge. You wait – they will change your life (and make your leftovers so much prettier).
Where do you want to save from destruction? My children’s, children’s future, because we still can.
What are you doing to save the planet this month? I will buy an electric scooter instead of a petrol one.
The most wasteful thing I have ever done was… Using running water while doing my dishes.
In my recycling bin you will find… A different bin for paper, glass and biodegradable waste. I take my waste separation very seriously.
Where do you want to save from destruction? Venice is one of the most unique places I have ever visited. I would love to save it, as the city could disappear due to climate change.
What are you doing to save the planet this month? When it comes to the phrase ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’, it’s the first one that matters most: we need to kick our addiction to disposability, convenience and bargains.
The most wasteful thing I have ever done was… Buying party favours and single-use decorations for special occasions. We buy so much junk because it’s so cheap and looks fun, but we need to think about where it’s come from, how it was made and where it will end up.
In my recycling bin you will find… More glass and metal things than single-use plastic, I’d hope. But it’s so hard when supermarkets package everything in polymers.
Where do you want to save from destruction? The planet is essentially one organism so I can’t think about individual places, but rather helping the world as a whole to be mindful of how we need to work together for the benefit of all.
What are you doing to save the planet this month? I’m planting my garden with veg. Feels good; tastes even better.
The most wasteful thing I have ever done was… Marie Kondo’d my house. I fooled myself into thinking that I was doing good by sending everything to the charity shop, but I’m not sure my old tat will raise much money.
In my recycling bin you will find… More empty bottles of wine than I would care to admit to.
Where do you want to save from destruction? The Amazon. Having spent a few days hiding in a Holiday Inn in Rio Branco (the logging capital of the rainforest), I can tell you that the alternative looks bleak.