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Every day, we make countless decisions about how to live our lives. By making simple changes to the way we live, we can build a better, fairer and more sustainable future — where everyone has the chance to thrive.

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Understanding Climate Change

Climate change is a real threat to the planet’s environment and people. And it is clear that communities who live in poverty will feel the greatest impact of global warming, as the vulnerabilities they already experience will be exacerbated. Climate change highlights the inequality between people and condemns many of them to a life of seemingly irreversible poverty. Not […]

How to grow your own urban vegetable garden at home

Simple steps to create an urban garden that suits the size of your home. Do you want to grow your own orchard at home, but don’t think that you have enough space? Do you think that it is impossible to tend your favorite plants while living in an apartment? Worry no longer! More and more […]

5 essential features of sustainable cities and eco-cities

Supported by over 40 countries across the globe, the Sustainable Cities charter calls for a commitment to urban management, sustainable local economies, responsible consumption and demands legal action for violations upon health, social equity and justice. But just what makes a city sustainable?

Sustainable Consumption: Grow your own organic food

You can play a part in limiting our environmental impact through sustainable consumption, and enjoy the fresh, delicious fruits (and vegetables) of your labour.

How to make a mini greenhouse from recycled materials

With a mini greenhouse, you can grow seeds and seedlings during winter, all whilst recycling plastics lying around the house.

A guide to building and maintaining your vertical garden

If you don’t have much space for a garden in your home, vertical gardens are the perfect alternative. Here is how you can take advantage of your nearest wall!

How to grow your own urban vegetable garden

Download our free eBook and learn the simple steps to create your own little green patch and enjoy the delicious harvest.

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Grow fruits and vegetables in small city spaces

With a little ingenuity, it’s actually simple to grow delicious herbs and vegetables in your city apartment. Here’s how!

make your own pallet garden

Build your own veggie garden using recycled pallets

You’d be surprised what you can do with an old wooden pallet. Learn how you can convert a pallet into a beautiful vertical garden or planter box with our handy tips.

Start and grow your own urban garden

Living in a city doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors. With a little imagination, you can cultivate nature within your local environment.

Five simple home gardening tips and tricks

Whether you live in a city apartment or have a large outdoors space, growing a garden at home is a fun way to care for the environment.

Sustainable consumption: grow your own organic food

Today’s actions have a big impact on future generations, but we can play our part in limiting our environmental impact through sustainable consumption.