Hints & Tips

The Eternal Christmas Battle – Real Tree vs Artificial Tree

The Christmas tree. Every year we are faced with the same dinner table discussion: do we buy a real tree this time round, or would it be best to invest in a plastic one? We discuss which might be the best option for you.

2016-12-02 00:00:18By Natalie Reynolds

Inspiration

Find Your Own National Trust Winter Wonderland

If you want to get away from the maddening crowd this weekend, why not get back in touch with nature? There's something very special about country walks in the colder months, with wellies and a woolly hat. Take a thermos with you and have pit stops while the dog round around sending crunchy leaves flying everywhere. Here's what the National Trust recommends.

2016-11-25 00:00:35By National Trust

Quick Reads

13 Ways to Save Energy at Home

Their aim of the Big Energy Saving Week is to raise awareness and help people cut their fuel bills and get all the financial support they are entitled to in order to ultimately make homes more energy efficient. Keep reading to find out how you can save energy at home!

2016-11-05 00:00:25By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

Making Your University Life More Sustainable

You can figure out your career later on, but living sustainably? That is something we can start doing now. Preloved have put together some tips so you can start living sustainably at university today.

2016-09-02 00:00:10By Natalie Reynolds

Local & Community

Not for Profit Affordable Housing: Rebuilt4U

We spoke to the people behind Rebuilt4U, an not for profit organisation that aim to provide affordable housing to those in some of the UK’s most deprived areas.

2016-05-25 17:06:26By Liv Serrage

Animals

Hedgehog Awareness Week

As part of Hedgehog Awareness Week, The British Hedgehog Preservation Society are encouraging everyone to be aware of the dangers that lawnmowers and strimmers pose to hedgehogs.

2016-05-02 15:56:09By Adele Gardner

Animals

Save the Frogs Day: Frog Friendly Gardens

Today is Save the Frogs Day! In case you haven't heard of it, it's a day in which amphibian conservation organisations and frog-lovers across the world celebrate these interesting creatures.

2016-04-30 15:50:39By Justine Dench

Inspiration

Second Hand Plants and Outdoor Furniture

To celebrate National Gardening Week, we’ve rounded up a selection of the best second hand garden-related buys on Preloved for you to get your green fingers on.

2016-04-17 11:53:33By Adele Gardner

Hints & Tips

Caring for Trees in Your Garden

To celebrate National Gardening Week, the wonderful charity New Caledonian Woodland, have put together some useful tree-related gardening tips. The charity run different types of projects aimed to cater for those that experience mental health problems, and projects which are open to the wider community.

2016-04-14 11:45:05By New Caledonian Woodlands

Animals

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

On the 30th and 31st January, the RSPB are holding their annual Big Garden Birdwatch. The event is more than just fun for all the family, as the data collected is very important. Read on to find out how you can get involved this year!

2016-01-13 09:46:45By RSPB