Category: <span>Lifestyle</span>

How Minimalism Can Be Bad for the Planet

How Minimalism Can Be Bad for the Planet

A clean, clear space. A stark, pared-back interior. A capsule wardrobe filled with only high-quality, beautifully made essentials. A kitchen stocked with a few carefully selected essentials, and a pantry full of glass jars rather than throwaway plastic containers. A bathroom cabinet carrying a couple of well-targeted products in beautiful, environmentally conscious packaging. Sounds appealing,...

4 Reasons Urban Farming is Growing in Popularity During Quarantine

4 Reasons Urban Farming is Growing in Popularity During Quarantine

By Emily Newton The urgent need to halt the rapid spread of COVID-19 contagion required people worldwide to adapt to drastically new ways of life. As leaders issued shelter-in-place orders, citizens only left their homes for essential reasons. Others found themselves in isolation after testing positive for the virus or coming into contact with someone...

15 Self-Care Activities That You Can Do in 5 Minutes or Less

15 Self-Care Activities That You Can Do in 5 Minutes or Less

If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed or anxious, practicing some self-care can do wonders for your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Taking a moment or two to take care of yourself can help ease the negative feelings and emotions. For social and environmental activists suffering mental exhaustion and compassion fatigue, this may help to ease the...

Home-Delivered Food Has a Huge Climate Cost. So Which Cuisine is the Worst Culprit?

Home-Delivered Food Has a Huge Climate Cost. So Which Cuisine is the Worst Culprit?

Over the past few years, Australians have embraced online food delivery services such as UberEats, Deliveroo and Menulog. But home-delivered food comes with a climate cost, and single-use packaging is one of the biggest contributors. Our research found Australians placed 27 million online food orders in 2018. By 2024, this number is projected to increase...

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for African Vegan Recipes and Plant-Based Eats

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for African Vegan Recipes and Plant-Based Eats

Veganism has grown in leaps and bounds in the last few years. Whether in real life or social media, everywhere you look, there’s a campaign calling for more people to eat vegan. The market has clearly responded because the number of restaurants, cafes, businesses and individuals embracing vegan food has swelled. Of course with this...

‘Eco’ Perfection Doesn’t Exist. Here Are 5 Things to Keep in Mind as You Begin Your Sustainable Lifestyle Journey

‘Eco’ Perfection Doesn’t Exist. Here Are 5 Things to Keep in Mind as You Begin Your Sustainable Lifestyle Journey

Sustainable living isn’t about “doing it all” since perfection doesn’t exist, there just isn’t enough time in the day to be concerned about all the environmental and conservation issues, and to aim for perfection is foolish. Trying to be ‘eco’ perfect in every single area of your life will only bring on stress and anxiety....

10 Easy Plant-Based Meal Ideas If You’re Doing Veganuary

10 Easy Plant-Based Meal Ideas If You’re Doing Veganuary

If you’re an omnivore who has committed to going meat-free and dairy-free for the Veganuary challenge, you’ll need some inspiration on what to cook and what to eat, especially if chicken, eggs and dairy milk were everyday staples in your diet. The key to transitioning to plant-based eating is to cook the meals you usually...

Before Ditching Shampoo for the “No Poo” Method, Read This

Before Ditching Shampoo for the “No Poo” Method, Read This

So one of your new year’s resolutions is to embrace sustainable living and one choice you’re considering making is opting for the “no poo” sustainable haircare method. But before you ditch shampoo entirely, let’s dig deeper into shampoos and the benefits and effects on your hair so you can make a more informed decision. What...

5 Zero Waste Goals to Help You Reduce Your Environmental Impact in 2021

5 Zero Waste Goals to Help You Reduce Your Environmental Impact in 2021

If you’re looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle and minimise your environmental footprint this year, a great place to start is by embracing the concept of zero waste living. People who commit to a zero-waste or low-impact lifestyle opt for sustainable and reusable alternatives to single-use items, recycle and compost materials, strive to use as...

12 Simple Ways to Use Less Plastic

12 Simple Ways to Use Less Plastic

The holiday season is the most wasteful. According to one study, Americans throw out 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Ready to leave these wasteful habits behind? Here are some eco-friendly habits to incorporate into your life to use less plastic and minimise your environmental impact: 1. Take reusable shopping bags This...