A Father’s Day to warm the heart, not the planet

Wine The majority of the environmental impact of wine is in the bottle and the growing, where you get it from pales into insignificance. Consider buying wine in a box which you can then recycle or even better go to the local independent brewer and have a pint of their finest cask ale instead. If…

Welcome to our world – decisions about buying tomatoes!

  Once upon a time, the staff at Credibly Green were blissfully ignorant and went about their day to day lives just simply buying things without a thought.  Then we learnt some stuff and we are now trying to lower our environmental impact which manifests itself in many strange places; like buying tomatoes. It’s British tomato…

How can I be Credibly Green and eat meat?

Something my conscience and I have wrestled with is eating meat. I know that conventional meat production is intensive, sometimes cruel and is not good for the planet for many reasons. But I believe that a human animal is supposed to eat some meat to keep healthy. So am I selling out my principles by…

The Whole World in the Palm of Your Hand

Think about the gadget in your hand for a moment and how it has got to be there. The materials, the processing, the transportation, the manufacture, the packaging, the disposal. All of this has social and environmental impacts. These are most of the elements that go into a smartphone: Indium, Aluminium, Silicon, Potassium, Yttrium, Lanthanum,…

The Doughnut That Lasts Forever

Today’s shock headline is that a large UK supermarket’s profits are down by 8.2%. Shareholders will be reeling and heads may have to roll. However they still made a pre-tax profit of £503m, which is still a lot of profit! The expectation of constant growth is something we really have to rethink, there is nothing…

One Bonkers May Day Tradition That Needs To Stop

Oxford May Day has several traditions associated with it, one of which is Oxford people gathering around the Great Tower of Magdalen College at 6am to listen to the choir sing and then proceeding to Magdalen Bridge where they jump off into the River Cherwell – only 2 feet deep! Needless to say there have…

St George’s Day – The Reputation of Dragons

Dragons have historically been the personification of evil. In the story of St. George the dragon is the representation of the devil; dragons do not have a good reputation. Fast forward to today and to mention the word dragon conjures up images of a line of five stern faced millionaire entrepreneurs whose reputations are very…

Running A Marathon – Do You Just Turn Up & Run Or Do You Prepare?

Prepare to win So it’s the London Marathon on Sunday and my fitter colleagues inform me that you can’t just enter these things without some preparation. Anything in life is like this especially if you run a business. You’ve done your market research, you have a product or service people want, at a price they’re…

We are here because of a resurrection….well nearly.

There is a period in the earth’s history that is very pertinent to us today: the Palaeocene Eocene boundary.  Fifty five million years ago the earth witnessed temperatures 8⁰C warmer than today’s average. The Palaeocene Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), as it is known, lasted 200,000 years and was preceded by 20,000 years of rising carbon…

Money, Money, Money….. Tallow vs Palm Oil VS Animals vs Environment

The new £5 notes were launched last year and the paper note will be withdrawn 5th May this year. The plastic note provides lots of new benefits; they are durable, washable and are more difficult to rip it can therefore be assumed that they will last longer (that’s the idea anyway). However, has this been…