- Are energy-efficient light bulbs better for the environment?
- Are washable nappies better for the environment?
- Can I advertise with Friends of the Earth?
- Can I do up my house in an environmentally responsible way?
- I want to install a wind turbine or a solar panel. Can I get a grant for this?
- How can I avoid products containing palm oil?
- How can I be green at Christmas?
- How can I be sure that I am buying fair trade produce?
- How can I find out about local air pollution?
- How can I order from Friends of the Earth shop?
- How can I stop plans to cut down a local tree?
- How can I support local farmers?
- How can I use supermarkets less?
- How much does Natural Collection give to Friends of the Earth?
- Is buying up rainforest a good way to protect it?
- Is it better to buy organic or locally produced food?
- Is it better to buy recycled or virgin paper?
- Should I switch to a green electricity tariff?
- What can I do about over-packaging in supermarkets?
- What do you think about bonfires and fireworks?
- What does the Government say about offsetting?
- What is a walking bus?
- Where can I buy Friends of the Earth products?
- Where can I buy recycled goods?
- Where can I find environmentally friendly products?
- Which is better for the environment - milk in a bottle or carton?
- Which is better, petrol or diesel?
- Why doesn't Friends of the Earth recommend carbon offsetting?
- How can I campaign on local transport issues?
- Can timber companies prove that they source good wood?
- Does carbon offsetting work?
- How can I install renewable energy such as solar panels?
- How can I check when my Natural Collection gift catalogue order will arrive?
- Where can I buy eco-friendly products?
- Can I download Friends of the Earth web pages to my Kindle?
How can I be green at Christmas?
Christmas can be a time of excess and over-consumption. Check out our festive tips which won't cost the earth.
Did you know?
3 million tonnes of waste is dumped during Christmas in the UK.
- Try flea markets, antique jewellery and vintage shops for gifts.
- Give local, organic hampers, locally-brewed beer or organic wine.
- Make chutneys, cakes, flavoured oils or chocolates.
- Treat people to theatre tickets.
- Give 'Save Cash and Save the Planet' by Friends of the Earth.
- Re-use bags when buying presents.
Food and drink
- Buy seasonal, local produce and loose not pre-packed vegetables.
- Avoid using disposable plates and cups.
- Compost vegetable leftovers.
- Re-use and recycle aluminium foil.
Trees, cards and wrapping
- Recycle any cards you receive.
- Send a Friends of the Earth Christmas E-card.
- Choose cards and wrapping which are recycled (e.g. from the Friends of the Earth shop) .
- Check that your council recycle real trees.