Category: Lifestyle

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...

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...

From Art Workshops to Vegan Cooking Classes, These ‘Experiences’ Make Purposeful Xmas Gifts

From Art Workshops to Vegan Cooking Classes, These ‘Experiences’ Make Purposeful Xmas Gifts

With Christmas literally around the corner, it’s peak panic time for people to buy shoddy presents that will inevitably be thrown out by February. There are endless lists of ‘conscious’ gifts out there, but have you considered buying an experience with purpose for your loved one? Experience gifts can be life-changing, educational or just plain fun...

5 New Zealand Conscious Activewear Brands That Will Make You Want To Work Out

5 New Zealand Conscious Activewear Brands That Will Make You Want To Work Out

If you’ve ever visited New Zealand, you’ll know ‘kiwis’ (the locals) love to be outdoors. You’ll find them hiking mountains, doing yoga on the beach, running the streets, and adventuring through New Zealand’s lush native forests. Plus, just like everywhere else in the world, you’ll find them wearing activewear on the daily; even if they...

7 Practical Fair Trade Christmas Gift Ideas for the Entire Family

7 Practical Fair Trade Christmas Gift Ideas for the Entire Family

Keen to give thoughtful Christmas gifts that help to empower small-scale farmers and workers in the developing world and give them more control over their future? Consider giving a Fairtrade gift. Fair trade is all about negotiating better prices, providing decent working conditions and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers giving them a more...

Will the Next Generation Care Enough to Change the World?

Will the Next Generation Care Enough to Change the World?

“Why?” This is a question I am asked approximately twice every five minutes when in the company of my three-year-old niece, Ella. It used to annoy me at first, I’d get increasingly frustrated, and conversations would often go like this: Ella: “Why are you having a cup of tea?” Kate: “Because I want to.” Walks...

The Ultimate Guide to a Plastic-Free Christmas – Part II

The Ultimate Guide to a Plastic-Free Christmas – Part II

Editor’s note: This Plastic-Free Christmas Guide is published as a two-part series. We recommend you read Part I for ideas on hosting a plastic-free party and plastic-free Xmas decorating. Plastic-Free Gifts Packaging. It’s the hardest thing to avoid when going plastic-free and one of the most ubiquitous forms of single use plastic. Most major companies ship...