Category: Lifestyle

Is HuskeeCup the Innovation We Need For Takeaway Coffee?

Is HuskeeCup the Innovation We Need For Takeaway Coffee?

Writers note: This article is not sponsored, we are just interested in smart ideas.  A few days ago a Sperm Whale, one of the world’s largest vulnerable animals, washed up dead on an Indonesian beach having ingested six kilograms of plastic. The stomach consisted of mostly single-use items and reportedly, 115 plastic cups, four plastic bottles,...

Does Poverty Foster Sustainable Living?

Does Poverty Foster Sustainable Living?

When I discovered the sustainability movement, I found a few things that came as a surprise to me. Chief among these surprises was how much of a correlation there was between my life as an average Nigerian and the lifestyle as advocated by the sustainability movement. In one of my earliest articles about vegan choices,...

When Political Correctness Hurts the Sustainability Movement

When Political Correctness Hurts the Sustainability Movement

Political correctness simply put, is the avoidance of forms of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. Originally, as the term indicates, political correctness was a way of life reserved for politicians whose jobs demanded that they always be on the...

Give Black Friday The Middle Finger with These 11 Anti-Consumerism Songs

Give Black Friday The Middle Finger with These 11 Anti-Consumerism Songs

Several years ago I began to notice that Australian retail businesses were starting to get in on America’s Black Friday day of shopping bonanza by offering sales and discounts and promoting them constantly on social media, annoying me greatly in the process. I began receiving email marketing specifically about Black Friday promotions, even from ‘sustainable’...

100 Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Zero Waste Gift Ideas For Birthdays and Christmas

100 Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Zero Waste Gift Ideas For Birthdays and Christmas

When you’re concerned about the environment, it can be difficult to justify buying more things at a time of Peak Stuff and climate change, but it can be just as difficult attending a birthday party, celebrating Christmas or a special occasion without bringing a gift(s)*can be totally awkward*. This is why we’ve curated this list of...

How to Advocate for the Sustainability Culture That You Want in Your Local Community

How to Advocate for the Sustainability Culture That You Want in Your Local Community

Over the past few years, our global consciousness has expanded to recognize the importance of individual actions in preserving our planet. 2018, for example, has been the year of the “straw ban,” led primarily by individuals through grassroots social media efforts. The “straw ban” has been particularly remarkable because the efforts of average people, harnessed...

So You Want To Be a Social Media Influencer? Prince Ea Has Some Advice For You…

So You Want To Be a Social Media Influencer? Prince Ea Has Some Advice For You…

“Climate change is a topic I am very passionate about. As humans, we must re-imagine the way we look at the earth so we can preserve it for ourselves and generations to come.” – Prince Ea on YouTube 2018 I discovered American filmmaker, spoken word artist and poet Richard Williams better known by his stage name Prince...

Worried About Climate Change? Make Sure Your Super Fund Matches Your Environmental Values

Worried About Climate Change? Make Sure Your Super Fund Matches Your Environmental Values

Early this month the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its landmark report on emissions, which made it very clear that we must all “pursue efforts” to limit global warming to 1.5 degree Celsius or face the disastrous effects of climate change. From record-breaking droughts affecting farmers through to kilometers of dying coral in the Great Barrier Reef,...