Category: <span>Lifestyle</span>

10 Self-Sufficiency Skills Eco-Conscious Folks Should Learn

10 Self-Sufficiency Skills Eco-Conscious Folks Should Learn

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have taught people, eco-conscious or not, it’s the value of self-sufficiency. With many shops and businesses forced to close, some individuals losing their livelihoods and experiencing financial hardship and many forced to spend more time at home, people are once again cultivating skills of self-reliance: life skills,...

Cafes Are Banning Reusable Cups Because of COVID-19; Here’s How Responsible Cafes is Encouraging Reuse

Cafes Are Banning Reusable Cups Because of COVID-19; Here’s How Responsible Cafes is Encouraging Reuse

While many cafes across Australia have been holding off serving coffee in reusable cups for fear of spreading COVID-19, this precautionary measure was not broadly advised against or banned in most state or territory health departments – who confirm there’s no proven benefit for hospitality venues switching to disposables. Responsible Cafes – a network of...

Free Online Sustainable Living Workshops to Support the Community to Cut Carbon Emissions

Free Online Sustainable Living Workshops to Support the Community to Cut Carbon Emissions

The City of Stonnington is partnering with the City of Glen Eira, City of Port Phillip and City of Yarra to deliver an online sustainable living series. City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, says it’s a great opportunity to learn new skills to support sustainable living and self-sufficiency while we spend more time at...

Reimagining a Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World

Reimagining a Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World

No country was sufficiently prepared with the onslaught of the pandemic that is COVID-19. Months after it was first detected, countries and governments are still reeling in the midst of the devastation it created. However, as COVID-19 brings additional challenges every single day, the resolve of the world to stay on top of the situation...

“Don’t Let The Fear Win”: Swedish Nurse on Working in the Midst of  the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Don’t Let The Fear Win”: Swedish Nurse on Working in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As an unprecedented pandemic sweeps the world, methods of dealing with the public health crisis across the globe differ – some countries, like Spain and Italy, have implemented lockdowns so severe that residents aren’t even allowed out for a walk, while others such as Sweden take a more relaxed approach. Since the beginning of the...

Plant a Tree or Grow Your Own Forest With Treedom and Follow Its Journey Online

Plant a Tree or Grow Your Own Forest With Treedom and Follow Its Journey Online

Committed to a sustainable lifestyle but don’t have the space or the time to plant trees? Want to offset your personal or company’s carbon footprint? B-Corp certified company Treedom provides individuals and businesses with the opportunity to do exactly that. It is the only community platform in the world that helps you plant trees with...

Sustainable Living Is Expensive – Ending the Myth

Sustainable Living Is Expensive – Ending the Myth

By Marine Leclerc A few months ago, I interviewed people to discover the main challenges they face to be more sustainable. I wanted to understand what struggle people have and how they could be relieved at an individual level so they can take actions to reduce their impact. As expected, a few common pain points...

How My Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Saves Me Over $7,000 a Year

How My Eco-Friendly Lifestyle Saves Me Over $7,000 a Year

Switching to an eco-friendly lifestyle doesn’t mean forgoing all luxuries, rather, that you are mindful of the choices you make and how those choices impacts the planet. In the process, you are no longer lured by convenience (which usually comes with a higher cost) and you become more conscious and intentional with your time and...

A Guide to Sustainable Living for Renters and Tenants

A Guide to Sustainable Living for Renters and Tenants

Tenants in rental properties have little control of changing the space they live in. When it comes to sustainability however there’s lots that can be done as a renter to reduce impact on the planet and contribute positively to society. Sure renters might not be able to install solar power or live completely off-grid but...