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Be Bliss Baby Cloth Nappies: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Using Disposables

Be Bliss Baby Cloth Nappies: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Using Disposables

Through using cloth nappies, a parent can save over $5000 and over 1,700kgs of landfill, per child. Now that’s a conversation worth having.  Disposable nappies may appeal to ease the burden on new parents, but it’s the planet that pays the true cost of this convenience. Roughly 20 billion disposable nappies are landfilled each year,...

Accelerating Positive Change By Increasing Women’s Political Participation

Accelerating Positive Change By Increasing Women’s Political Participation

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Happy Friday guys! With the Australian bushfires still raging in some regions (RIP to the US firefighters who lost their lives in the NSW bushfire plane crash) and other areas in drought, to get the rain we did over the last week...

Our 2020 Plan: Mobilising Serious Climate Action, Activating Hope and Promoting Diversity and Inclusivity

Our 2020 Plan: Mobilising Serious Climate Action, Activating Hope and Promoting Diversity and Inclusivity

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Happy 2020!  With my personal life taking a front seat in December, I wasn’t able to send out as many newsletters last month as I had planned so I sincerely hope that you and your loved...

25+ Ethical Brands, Retailers and Businesses Donating Profits and Proceeds to the Australian Bushfire Appeal

25+ Ethical Brands, Retailers and Businesses Donating Profits and Proceeds to the Australian Bushfire Appeal

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle It is during Australia’s nationwide bushfires, amongst the loss, sadness, despair and anger, that we have also seen people and communities come together to help and support victims, affected communities, firefighters and emergency personnel. Some individuals are using their...

Vegan Recipes | Vegetable Pakoras (Fritters)

Vegan Recipes | Vegetable Pakoras (Fritters)

Three years ago, I made the decision to eat plant-based as part of a new year’s resolution. Going vegan was easier than I thought, and probably made much easier as I was already vegetarian and had already dumped meat from my diet. Since I grow lots of organic fruit and vegetables and know exactly the...

My Christmas Climate Wish

My Christmas Climate Wish

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, First off, thanks so much to those of you who follow on social media and have entered our latest SOL Organics bedding giveaway. There’s only one day left until it closes so if you’d like to...

New Report Reveals Australians Are Wasting More Food Than Ever, And Gen Z Are Leading the Way

New Report Reveals Australians Are Wasting More Food Than Ever, And Gen Z Are Leading the Way

Globally, one-third of all food produced –1.3 billion tonnes of food worth $1 trillion– is wasted. According to a new report released by Rabobank Australia is the fourth largest food-wasting nation per capita, throwing 298kg of food away per person. The report, part of Rabobank’s annual Financial Health Barometer (FHB) surveys over 2,300 financial decision...

32+ Materialism and Consumerism Quotes to Help You Mentally Prepare for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Beyond

32+ Materialism and Consumerism Quotes to Help You Mentally Prepare for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Beyond

Like Halloween before it, I’ve been rolling my eyes watching Australian retailers and e-commerce stores push another American cultural phenomena on to unsuspecting and distracted Aussie consumers– Black Friday. Surely importing a sales tradition sharing the same name as one of Australia’s deadliest fires (killed 71 people) from a country that ranks second in global...

Sukin Natural Sunscreen- Australian Reef-Safe Sunscreen Helping to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Sukin Natural Sunscreen- Australian Reef-Safe Sunscreen Helping to Save the Great Barrier Reef

With summer just around the corner, sun safety becomes a major priority. To protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays, most people will turn to conventional chemical sunscreen. However, there are also potential health and environmental risks lurking within a bottle of chemical sunblock unbeknownst to many. In several recent studies, two chemicals oxybenzone (also...

40+ Facts and Statistics About the Meat Industry to Inspire You to Eat Less Meat (or Go Vegetarian/Vegan)

40+ Facts and Statistics About the Meat Industry to Inspire You to Eat Less Meat (or Go Vegetarian/Vegan)

People eat more meat now than they ever have. What was once a luxury food item for those privileged enough to afford it has quickly become a staple in most people’s diets (most people in the developed world that is). This increased meat consumption is due in part to rising incomes and better standards of...