Category: Lifestyle

Sustainable Gift Giving in the Time of Coronavirus

Sustainable Gift Giving in the Time of Coronavirus

By Sarah Baillie Sustainable gift giving can be challenging in the best of times, but during the current reality of social distancing and quarantining ourselves at home it’s even more difficult. I have several friends and family members with birthdays in the coming months. I’m also thinking about how to support those whose lives are...

20 Eco-Friendly Things To Do During Self-Quarantine and Pandemic Lockdown

20 Eco-Friendly Things To Do During Self-Quarantine and Pandemic Lockdown

With governments locking down cities and health authorities requesting residents to self-quarantine to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, people are faced with weeks, if not months, of staying at home. Naturally, many will use this time worrying about their health and that of loved ones, as well as their financial situations and careers....

Natural Hand Sanitisers: Are They Effective Against Coronavirus?

Natural Hand Sanitisers: Are They Effective Against Coronavirus?

As cities and governments around the world implement measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, public officials and health authorities are also urging people to do their bit by thoroughly and frequently washing our hands, limiting unnecessary travel, practicing social distancing and avoid touching their faces. The outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 has also seen...

Be Kind, Always

Be Kind, Always

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Happy Friday guys! First off, if you replied to our last newsletter and got a bounce back, I apologise. We continue to have tech issues and it has been a huge source of my frustrations this year. First NBN, then Telstra, then...

Why Sustainable Living Requires Tackling Emotional Labor

Why Sustainable Living Requires Tackling Emotional Labor

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Happy Friday guys! I’m writing this newsletter from a quiet coastal town called Seventeen Seventy (also known as 1770) in Queensland’s Gladstone region and almost six hours north of Brisbane. This town is known for being the second landing in Australia...

If You Don’t Eat Meat But Still Wear Leather, Here Are A Few Facts to Chew On

If You Don’t Eat Meat But Still Wear Leather, Here Are A Few Facts to Chew On

The numbers of vegans in Australia is on the rise – for many, ruling animal products out of their diet is a relatively straightforward decision. But deciding whether to eschew leather products can be more challenging. For non-meat eaters who do buy leather, the rationale is usually something like this: if meat is being produced...