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Published by TI Media Limited Woman & home is the UK’s number-one monthly magazine aimed at women aged 35+. Including best beauty advice, fabulous wearable fashion trends, delicious recipes, in-depth health and wellbeing advice, latest looks for the home, plus insightful interviews with celebrities and real women who have achieved remarkable things, W &H’s pages are bursting with irresistible inspiration. And there are also short stories, travel ideas, exclusive offers, competitions and much more besides! With a raft of top writers and stunning photography, W &H is gorgeous, glossy package.

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12 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome to your greener life…

What can we as individuals do to solve the climate crisis, the greatest problem the world has ever faced? The answer, quite simply, is plenty. We can make small and easy changes to our lives – to our homes, our buying habits, the way we eat and the modes of transport we use. We can think twice about the levels of energy we burn and the amount of waste we send to landfill. Four years ago the world committed to the Paris Agreement to hold global temperatures to no more than 2C above pre-industrial levels – seen by scientists as the outer limit of safety. In 2020, it is the UK’s turn to host the landmark UN convention and hold the world to account. Is enough being done to meet those…

4 min.
your planet needs you!

CLIMATE CHANGE WHAT’S THE PROBLEM? MELTING GLACIERS Millions rely on glaciers for water in the dry seasons, yet they are melting rapidly. RISING SEA LEVELS Melting glaciers cause sea levels to rise increasing the risk of floods and endangering the lives of millions of people living in coastal areas. EXTREME WEATHER Droughts, floods, wildfires, cyclones and heatwaves are predicted to occur ever more frequently. SHIFTING WILDLIFE POPULATIONS AND HABITATS Climate change is already causing widespread damage to polar life, coral reefs and other ecosystems. AIR POLLUTION Outdoor air pollution already causes 2.6-4.4 million people globally to die prematurely. INCREASED TEMPERATURE AND ACIDITY OF SEAWATER Our oceans absorb around 30% of the extra carbon dioxide building in the atmosphere. In these acidic waters, sea creatures that filter pollutants from the sea are less able to build shells…

5 min.
now for the good news

Greta Thunberg You’d have had to have been living underground not to have heard of the spunky, straight-talking Swedish teenage activist who spearheaded the school strike movement. Since she first walked out of lessons to sit outside the Swedish Parliament in August 2018, 16-year-old Greta has spoken at climate rallies around Europe, at the World Economic Forum and in front of the European Parliament, inspiring millions worldwide to join her Friday school strikes. In August 2019, Greta sailed across the Atlantic in a zero-carbon boat to attend a United Nations climate summit in New York. Speaking before UN secretary general Antonio Guterres, she accused world leaders of ‘stealing my dreams and childhood with your empty words’. Recently diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, she’s referred to being different as her superpower. ‘I don’t care…

11 min.
40 way to get a greener home

The kitchen More than any other room, the kitchen generates a huge amount of packaging waste. A 2018 survey by RECOUP showed that 525,000 tonnes of plastic trays, pots and tubs alone were used in homes, with only 169,145 tonnes sent for recycling. You can slash this volume by buying from farmers’ markets, farm shops or the local greengrocer and using reusable containers or bags; buying produce via a box scheme; growing your own; using foil or – even better – the new beeswax wraps instead of cling film, and refilling product containers. 1 Use natural cleaning products or make your own Ecover’s former chief executive Mick Bremans once said there’s no such thing as an environmentally-friendly household product, as everything has an impact on the planet – but some are far better…

2 min.
time to buy

Kitchen • Choose naturally derived, biodegradable washing-up liquid (from £3, method products.co.uk). • OXO Good Grips SNAP Glass Storage Containers, (from £9, johnlewis.com)prevent potentially harmful chemicals from leaching into your food. • Collect and trap microplastics and synthetic fibres inside your washing machine with the clever Cora Ball (£29.94 from babipur.co.uk). • Buy a Global WAKEcup Bamboo Water Bottle (£20, notonthehighstreet.com) – 10% of profits go to The Marine Conservation Society and Plastic Oceans. Dining room • Ensure the seasonality, quality and provenance of your food with an organic food box (various prices, riverford.co.uk). • Cut down on heavy bottles and transport miles with a When in Rome Bag in Box, Merlot, £24.99 for 2.25L (waitrose.com). Living room • Choose a machine-washable rug made from recycled plastic bottles (from £40, weavergreen.com). • Coffee Logs (£7.98 for 8kg from B&Q, diy.com),…

4 min.
save today… survive tomorrow

No, I don’t have all the answers,’ says Jen Gale, who once persuaded her young family to spend an entire year without buying a single new thing. ‘But I do have lots of ideas for changes you can make in your life, in your home, that will make a difference. It’s about creating a “new normal” – one that’s better for us, better for our cluttered homes, our bank balances and the planet. And we can do it one simple step, one change at a time.’ Jen’s year of make-do-and-mend resulted in a successful blog, and she’s followed it up with a new book, The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide. Here she shares her tips on how to save our most precious commodities – energy and water. SWITCH TO A RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPLIER ‘I’m putting…