At Newcastle Apartments, we take sustainability seriously and it’s an incredibly important part of what we do. In fact, we’ve actually won a ton of awards for our dedication to sustainable development in the UK (not to brag or anything!).
All our apartments are designed and built to be eco-friendly, reduce waste, AND help cut down your carbon footprint — because we truly believe in working with the planet, not against it.
Even so, we know that it can be hard to keep our planet in mind when going about your daily life, so while this Earth Day approaches, we’ve put together our favourite ways to celebrate (and be more eco-friendly) in the ‘toon. Whether it be supporting one of Newcastle’s sustainable businesses, choosing local produce on your food shop, or heading to a local park, there’s a more sustainable choice for everyone on this list — all you have to do is tick them off!
One of the most accessible and easy ways to make your everyday life a bit more green is to swap out your usual vendors for a more sustainable business. The good news? Newcastle has plenty and we’ve popped our current favourite below.
If you didn’t see us shout out Lauren over at Something Good Co on our International Women’s Day post, we’re back to remind you about the incredible work they’re doing in their Jesmond store to make shopping more sustainable.
Not only do Something Good Co offer refills if you bring your own container, but they offer reusable options for you to buy in-store too (even reusable tea bags!). From more eco-friendly alternatives to household cleaning products, to tasty Vegan alternatives for your chocolate fix, this store is guaranteed to have, well, something good!
We know as well as the next person how easy it is to just pop to the shops and pick up the first pack of fruit or veg that we see, without considering where it’s come from and how that impacts our planet. The truth is, the longer food has to travel to get to your shopping basket, the greater the carbon emissions, and greater the impact on your carbon footprint.
Luckily, Newcastle is bursting with grocers and markets full of fresh, local produce, to make shopping local a piece of cake (and yes, you can buy that locally too).
Loved by students, vintage shoppers, families, and business owners alike, Grainger Market is, without a doubt, an iconic Geordie staple. With stalls selling everything from fresh fruit and veg to locally sourced cheeses, why not pay Grainger a visit and make your weekly shop that bit more eco-friendly?
You can find out more about Grainger Market (and suss out which stalls to hit up first) over on their website.
Based on Heaton Road, The Honey Tree make buying locally sourced, organic produce a breeze. You can pick up their seasonal veg boxes online, or pop into their store to see what they have on offer (top tip: they even have fresh bread available daily). Having been called a ‘one stop organic shop’ and, ‘an organic haven’, we think The Honey Tree is well worth a visit.
You can find out more about The Honey Tree’s opening times and available stock on their website.
What better way to celebrate Earth Day than by appreciating what our planet has to offer? This month, why not save some fuel, get your walking boots on, and take a visit to one of Newcastle’s lush public parks? (You can thank us later for the endorphin boost.)
Even in Newcastle’s City Centre, you’re never too far away from a good dose of nature. Tucked only a short walk away from the centre’s shops and bars, Newcastle’s Exhibition Park stretches from popular student suburb Jesmond to the leafier Town Moor, where cows often graze. We’ll be honest, they had us at cows.
You can find out more about what’s on at Exhibition Park here.
Decided to try one of the ideas on this list? Know more ways to go green in the ‘toon? Let us know over on our socials @ncapartments_.