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Just How Eco-Friendly Are Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves Anyway?

Just How Eco-Friendly Are Wood Stoves and Pellet Stoves Anyway?

In some parts of the world, electric or gas furnaces aren’t always an option for keeping your home warm. Wood and pellet stoves have been used for years, but with many consumers becoming concerned about their carbon footprint, they are turning away from some of them. Can woodburning stoves be eco-friendly? Woodburning Stoves Human beings...

These Australian Brands Have Ditched Synthetic Dyes, Using Natural and Eco-Friendly Dyes Instead

These Australian Brands Have Ditched Synthetic Dyes, Using Natural and Eco-Friendly Dyes Instead

Many in the ethical fashion movement have heard the saying “you know what the next season’s colour is by what colour the rivers run in China”. This is one aspect of the fashion industry that is hard to ignore since it has disastrous effects on our ecosystem and is easily spotted, which is why many...

By Helping Them, You Help Yourself: Why Doctors Should Prescribe Volunteering

By Helping Them, You Help Yourself: Why Doctors Should Prescribe Volunteering

Whilst volunteering I met some amazing young people, just like me, from all around the world. Volunteering abroad often means you’re living and working in a group 24/7 together. Getting to know everyone, I was surprised how many had struggled with panic attacks, social anxiety, OCD and depression back home. It wasn’t something that came up straight away, but a few...

5 Simple Tips To Create A Hassle-Free Zero Waste Kitchen

5 Simple Tips To Create A Hassle-Free Zero Waste Kitchen

According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, each year roughly one-third of food produced globally for human consumption is either lost or wasted. It finds its way into landfills, oceans, and incinerators, creating a negative impact on the ecosystem. In fact, globally, landfills are the third largest source of methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG) that is 30...

Au Natural Skinfood: Innovative, Scientifically-Tested Natural Skincare Subscription Service

Au Natural Skinfood: Innovative, Scientifically-Tested Natural Skincare Subscription Service

My eyes often glaze over when I read press releases from natural beauty companies. They’re often filled with words such as ‘revolutionary’ and ‘innovative’ when in reality, they’re nothing more than home-based businesses creating eco beauty products from their kitchen, using proven natural beauty methodologies like throwing in a few certified organic ingredients and using...

At Last, Australia Has A Modern Slavery Act. Here’s What You’ll Need To Know…

At Last, Australia Has A Modern Slavery Act. Here’s What You’ll Need To Know…

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Paul Redmond, Sir Gerard Brennan Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney. It has taken years, but after votes in the Senate and House of Representatives last week, Australia has a Modern Slavery Act. It’ll take effect on January 1. But what difference will...

Bravery Co. Stylish Headwear (and Turbans) For Kick-Ass Cancer Patients and Scarf Lovers

Bravery Co. Stylish Headwear (and Turbans) For Kick-Ass Cancer Patients and Scarf Lovers

Combine art-inspired scarves and an emotion-filled story of cancer heroism and you get Bravery Co. Bravery Co. is the brainchild of Emily Somers, a former Art Director who spent her life in a bubble of design, colour and fun, before being diagnosed with 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September 2014, a couple of days after her...

Eco-Friendly Recycled Christmas Wrapping Paper That Empowers Girls in Developing Countries

Eco-Friendly Recycled Christmas Wrapping Paper That Empowers Girls in Developing Countries

Not many entrepreneurs would cite a three-month volunteer trip in Africa as the major influence for their business, but then few are quite like Lauren Shuttleworth, the founder of eco-friendly print and stationery social enterprise Words With Heart. Volunteering at a school in Kenya, Shuttleworth quickly realised the enormous challenges facing girls in trying to...

GlobeIn Artisan Boxes: Stylish and Affordable Fair Trade, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Xmas Gifts

GlobeIn Artisan Boxes: Stylish and Affordable Fair Trade, Ethical and Eco-Friendly Xmas Gifts

Searching for an affordable ethical Christmas gift set to give your family and friends this Christmas? Look no further than GlobeIn, a leading US subscription box company that offers handmade and ethically sourced artisan goods from remote regions around the world. It is also the only subscription box company to receive the official Fairtrade stamp...

Calling All Artists, Musicians and Creatives: The Climate Movement Needs Your Help!

Calling All Artists, Musicians and Creatives: The Climate Movement Needs Your Help!

Whoever you are, you’re dependent on your environment; for example, weather fluctuations affects us all. From the icy chills of Alaska down to the heat and scorching sands of the Sahara, in every corner or region of the world, the state of the air, atmosphere, temperature and other outside conditions (such as rain or cloudiness)...