Category: Lifestyle

How I Save Money By Going Zero Waste

How I Save Money By Going Zero Waste

I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but zero waste living is not what you think it is. When browsing the hashtag feed #zerowaste on Instagram, it’s easy to think zero waste living is colour coordinated mason jars, aesthetically pleasing wooden toothbrushes, and organised fridges. It’s not. Sure, my toothbrush is made from bamboo, and matching...

Philippines Has a Major Problem with Plastic Pollution. Here’s What They’re Doing About it…

Philippines Has a Major Problem with Plastic Pollution. Here’s What They’re Doing About it…

Manila, Philippines: The home is a sanctuary. People discard trash from their residences that no longer fit in with its ‘flow’. The best case scenario is when people are responsible enough to segregate their junk in the correct way. The reality is though, that some recyclables end up in the non-recycling bin headed for landfills...

5 Eco-Friendly Surfboard Brands Making Waves

5 Eco-Friendly Surfboard Brands Making Waves

In a surf shop the other day I saw a guy pull out a foam board and say, “We call these boards landfill, as they only last a few surfs”. It got me thinking about the irony that an industry based on clean and healthy oceans, can create such damaging and wasteful products to litter...

Clean Origin Lab-Grown Diamonds: A More Affordable, Ethical Alternative to Mined Diamonds

Clean Origin Lab-Grown Diamonds: A More Affordable, Ethical Alternative to Mined Diamonds

Even the most minimal among us appreciate the artistry behind a piece of fine jewelry; it’s expressive and personal. I don’t have a lot of jewelry, but every piece has a story, and it’s incredibly important to me that my pieces are made by well-paid artisans and of ethically sourced materials. So, that pretty much...

Cigarettes and the Environment: It’s Time to Kick Your Smoking Habit (Not the Cigarette Butts) to the Curb

Cigarettes and the Environment: It’s Time to Kick Your Smoking Habit (Not the Cigarette Butts) to the Curb

I know a lot of smokers who started young. It was the experimenting and all the sneaking around that made it fun. There’s sexiness associated with it too – whether you see it dangling loosely on James Dean’s lips in Rebel Without a Cause or when a cigarette is being shared by a couple on...

10 Advocacy Dos and Don’ts to Help You Become a Better Social Justice and Environmental Advocate

10 Advocacy Dos and Don’ts to Help You Become a Better Social Justice and Environmental Advocate

Looking around your community or the world, you may be compelled to fight to remedy injustice. Welcome to advocacy. However, an earnest belief does not a great advocate make, alone. You  must be strategic in your message down to the word use or the frame you use. Convincing one person, let alone an entire community to...

Here’s What Happens to Our Plastic Recycling When It Goes Offshore

Here’s What Happens to Our Plastic Recycling When It Goes Offshore

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors:Monique Retamal, Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney; Elsa Dominish, Senior Research Consultant, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney; Le Xuan Thinh, Director, VNCPC; Nguyen, Anh Tuan, Senior researcher, Environment Science Institute, and Samantha Sharpe, Research Director, Institute for...

The Ultimate Guide to Owning a Zero Waste Dog

The Ultimate Guide to Owning a Zero Waste Dog

Dogs improve our quality of life by being enormous happiness boosters and little fluffs of joy; but without proper care and attention, they can wreak havoc on the environment. Read on to discover some top tips for turning your dog zero waste – or at the very least – minimal waste. 1. Compost your dog’s...

Get a Sustainable Night’s Sleep With SOL Organics Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade Bedding

Get a Sustainable Night’s Sleep With SOL Organics Eco-Friendly and Fair Trade Bedding

There’s no question about it: if you want a good night’s sleep you have to invest in good quality, super soft and comfortable bedding. The one I’ve been recommending since 2017? SOL Organics luxurious fair-trade, organic cotton bed sheets. This US-based organic bedding brand meets my personal ethical standards on many fronts; it has a...