Welcome to our green news page with regular updates from Geoff Day, our Environmental Advisor. Hear all about the steps we’re taking to become a more eco-friendly business, from sustainable sourcing to developing the woodland on our island home. As always, we welcome your feedback – simply leave a comment on any blog post or email us at naturallyactive@lizearle.com

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    22nd April, 2014The Isle of Wight red squirrel
    There are precious few locations left in the UK where red squirrels are able to thrive, but – thanks to the three or four miles of sea between us and the mainland – our Isle of Wight home is one of them. Unfortunately the red squirrel has become near extinct in the UK, with its [...]
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    3rd December, 2013How to make a tree live forever
    When I was young, I spent a great deal of my time playing in our local copse – all the kids in the neighbourhood did – but it never occurred to me to stop and think what the word ‘copse’ meant; to me it was just woodland. It turns out it’s from the old French [...]
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    19th April, 2012The Green House – phase two
    We have now pretty much completed our move into the new phase two of The Green House, and are starting to settle into our office area with its views over our woodland and across the valley where Ryde town is situated.
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    21st December, 2011Feed the birds
    I’m sure it won’t have escaped your notice that the UK is experiencing a very mild autumn this year.
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    7th September, 2011Sheer Skin Tint: Reduce, Re-use, Recycle
    With the launch of Sheer Skin Tint, we’ve made available samples of all three shades, so you can find the right one for you before you buy the full-size version.
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    29th July, 2011Our bees summer holiday
    Last Saturday we took our bees from The Green House for a short holiday.
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    15th July, 2011Plastic and our environment
    When it comes to the environment, plastic gets a raw deal – often being blamed for using up our petrochemical oil stores, filling up our landfills and poisoning our soils.
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    28th April, 2011Easy guide to composting
    Compost is plant matter broken down by the action of bacteria, fungi and minibeasts like worms and millipedes.
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    10th March, 2011Our bee diary
    In the summer of last year, we established a beehive at The Green House. Bees play a vital part in so much of our food production.
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    10th March, 2011A sweet treat for our Liz Earle bees
    Our bees feeding on the sugar fondant on top of their hive.