Category: Lifestyle

10 Plant-Based Influencers and Bloggers to Follow for Veganuary Inspiration

10 Plant-Based Influencers and Bloggers to Follow for Veganuary Inspiration

Eating a whole foods, plant-based diet can help prevent and treat (perhaps even reverse) chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Furthermore, a plant-based diet is widely accepted as the most sustainable and climate-friendly. If you’re undertaking Veganuary and need some additional motivation to stay on course or you’ve committed to eating more...

Why You Should Set Goals But Avoid Calling Them New Year’s Resolutions

Why You Should Set Goals But Avoid Calling Them New Year’s Resolutions

The last few decades have borne witness to many amazing changes in our lifestyles. We have seen the advent of greener homes and powered whole cities with renewables energy. We have witnessed better environmental laws, a remarkable shift in consumer awareness and our understanding of numerous topics across the world stage has broadened. A few...

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...

A Quick Guide to Plastic-Free Tea and the Brands That Offer Plastic-Free Tea Bags

A Quick Guide to Plastic-Free Tea and the Brands That Offer Plastic-Free Tea Bags

Drinking tea can be a spiritual experience. In various cultures, the preparation and enjoyment of tea warrants a ceremony as crafting and drinking it requires full presence, to appreciate its aroma, its flavors and its perfection. Setting aside time for the whole ritual becomes a sensory retreat. ‘Tea ceremony is a way of worshipping the...

Try a 12 x 12 Sustainable Lifestyle Challenge in 2020: 12 Eco Challenges in 12 Months

Try a 12 x 12 Sustainable Lifestyle Challenge in 2020: 12 Eco Challenges in 12 Months

A lot was done this year to create awareness about the climate emergency we all face. Better policies were formulated in various corners of the business and government sectors, crowds participated in climate protests and more consumers began to pay attention to what they buy. More than all these though, a lot more people have...

Your Christmas Shopping Could Harm Or Help the Planet. Which Will It Be?

Your Christmas Shopping Could Harm Or Help the Planet. Which Will It Be?

Australian shoppers are set to spend $52.7 billion this Christmas. In the words of the retail industry, we are “stampeding” to empty our wallets, both online and in stores. The shopping frenzy is not good for the planet. It generates a mountain of waste including plastics, and decorations, wrapping paper and party paraphernalia only used...

Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Should Include Shopping Second-Hand Fashion

Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Should Include Shopping Second-Hand Fashion

At the beginning of last season, you might have noticed something different in your social media feeds. The hashtag #SecondHandSeptember, initiated by anti-poverty charity Oxfam, took over Instagram and to a certain extent, Twitter, to celebrate the many advantages of second-hand style. Celebrated by fashion tastemakers and ethical-living advocates, #SecondHandSeptember encouraged style lovers to dedicate...

How Will Climate Change Impact Tourism?

How Will Climate Change Impact Tourism?

By Indiana Lee Tourism accounts for as much as five percentof the world’s carbon emissions, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization. To combat this, many travel companies from hotels to cruise lines are making inroads to reducing greenhouse gases. Adding emphasis to this gradual change is the Paris Climate Accord. Signed in 2015...

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...