Category: <span>Lifestyle</span>

Want to Act on Climate Change But Not Sure How? Tweaking these 3 Parts of Your Life Will Make the Biggest Difference

Want to Act on Climate Change But Not Sure How? Tweaking these 3 Parts of Your Life Will Make the Biggest Difference

Last month’s dire report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may have left you feeling overwhelmed, or unsure what to do next. We often hear about ways everyday people can tackle climate change, but which acts will make the biggest difference? The academic literature tells us three spheres of our lives contribute most to...

A 2021 Guide to Sustainable Father’s Day Gifts

A 2021 Guide to Sustainable Father’s Day Gifts

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The secret to maintaining a good quality of life during pandemic lockdowns is to spend as much time in nature – or exposed to nature – as COVID regulations allow. If your urban-based dad is still in lockdown and he...

7 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds for a Zero Waste Kitchen

7 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds for a Zero Waste Kitchen

Courtesy of Seven Miles Coffee Roasters As a nation of coffee lovers, it’ll be no surprise to read that on average Australians drink 175 cups of coffee a year. And while we all know the importance of reusable cups and other sustainable options, many don’t know the wastage that comes from simple coffee grounds. However,...

A 7-Day Plastic Pledge to ‘Keep Australia Beautiful’

A 7-Day Plastic Pledge to ‘Keep Australia Beautiful’

Keep Australia Beautiful week is now upon us. Launched in 1968, it is the first anti-litter campaign advocating for a litter-free and sustainable Australia. This year the campaign is putting a spotlight on eliminating single-use plastic waste to help protect the country’s biodiversity from the material’s harmful effects. According to a 2020 report by Boston...

What Exactly is the Slow Flower Movement?

What Exactly is the Slow Flower Movement?

Flowers are powerful symbols and make noticeable appearances during significant life events such as births, weddings and funerals. Blooms also feature in many cultural festivals and celebrations. Balinese daily flower offerings called “canang sari” feature a plethora of flower petals. At Indian festivals and places of worship, marigolds are the flower of choice, traditionally offered...

Half of Consumers Use Their Buying Power to Make a Positive Difference, Survey Reveals

Half of Consumers Use Their Buying Power to Make a Positive Difference, Survey Reveals

New research across a number of markets worldwide reveals that more people are looking to shop responsibly and buy sustainably-produced products. The 2021 Fairtrade-GlobeScan consumer research sampled 15,418 respondents in 15 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. It reveals that over half of survey respondents (57%) prioritise ethical business practices,...

A Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty and Lifestyle Products Made in Australia

A Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty and Lifestyle Products Made in Australia

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Australians are being forced to lock down once again as COVID-19 is detected across the country. As consumer confidence and spending plummets, Australian businesses are bracing themselves for the financial impact. To encourage eco-conscious Aussies to patronise and support small...

5 Ways to Cut Plastic Waste From Online Shopping

5 Ways to Cut Plastic Waste From Online Shopping

As more people turn to online shopping during COVID-19, plastic packaging such as bubble wrap, air pillows and loose packing peanuts become a significant problem. Considering that only nine percent of all plastic produced has been recycled and 79% ends up in landfills or in the natural environment, it’s little wonder that curbing plastic consumption is high on...

Plastic Free July Foundation Launches ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ Campaign

Plastic Free July Foundation Launches ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ Campaign

The non-profit Plastic Free July Foundation behind the global movement Plastic Free July, a month-long challenge encouraging individuals to take small steps to eliminate plastic from their daily lives, has launched its ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ campaign to remind Australians that their actions count for more than just avoiding waste. Australians are the biggest consumers of single-use...

Plastic Free July: 10 Tips for a Month Without Single-Use Plastic

Plastic Free July: 10 Tips for a Month Without Single-Use Plastic

With the Australian National Plastics Plan now in place, and as state and territory governments announce their plans to phase out problematic single-use plastics such as cutlery, disposable, straws, plates and stirrers to combat the issue, the stage seems set for the biggest Plastic Free July yet.  From humble beginnings in 2011 when Australian founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and...

Can Vegans Get Botox?

Can Vegans Get Botox?

As a lifestyle philosophy that goes beyond what’s on our plates, veganism also extends to our wardrobes, our travel plans, our home décor and our beauty routines. The latter have in recent years commonly come to include so-called ‘tweakments’ – injectables such as Botox and fillers being among the first to come to mind. These...