New Green at Heart

Five ways to live a more green life


Check out these ways to live a green life in and around Elephant & Castle.

1. Hack your commute

Cycle to work, or get off the bus early and walk through a park.

2. Sow and grow

Sow seeds in a window box or raised bed and enjoy the fruits of your labour, as well as time spent outdoors.

3. Picnic in the park

Food tastes better outside, and you’re breathing fresh air too.

4. Go forest bathing

Take a leaf out of Japan’s book and spend more time in woodland areas, through something called ‘shinrin-yoku’ (forest bathing). Thousands of people are heading off to be among the trees at weekends as an antidote to the nation’s high-tech culture.

5. Plant a tree

Whether it’s in your garden, home or workplace, planting a tree will certainly improve your green credentials, and will be time spent outdoors in the process.