Category: Lifestyle

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 change...

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...

RED by Modibodi: Period Undies That Meet the Needs of Young, Red-Blooded Sustainable Females

RED by Modibodi: Period Undies That Meet the Needs of Young, Red-Blooded Sustainable Females

As the 2018 year wrapped up, I was given the opportunity to attend Modibodi’s RED Launch; Modibodi are the makers of reusable and eco-friendly period underwear and the event brought to light the topic of what it means to be a sustainable female. Although there’s now a magnitude of awareness on eco-friendly menstrual products (zero...

Recycling Is Not Enough. Zero-Packaging Stores Show We Can Kick Our Plastic Addiction

Recycling Is Not Enough. Zero-Packaging Stores Show We Can Kick Our Plastic Addiction

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Author: Sabrina Chakori, PhD Candidate, The University of Queensland and Ammar Abdul Aziz, Lecturer, The University of Queensland. Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable. The history of “packaging” goes back to the first...

Q&A with Tina Bar, Owner of Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Baby Clothing Online Store, Wild Dill

Q&A with Tina Bar, Owner of Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Baby Clothing Online Store, Wild Dill

We’re often approached by parents asking for recommendations of where to go shopping for eco-friendly and ethical baby clothing and kids toys, so it’s with great excitement that we announce our affiliate brand partnership with Wild Dill. This online boutique features a curated selection of organic, fair trade, natural and made in the USA products for...

Cultural Insights and Sustainable Lifestyle Lessons From Berlin

Cultural Insights and Sustainable Lifestyle Lessons From Berlin

Berlin. A magical city renowned for its ‘cool’ underground status, painful modern history, artistic creative inhabitants and hectic techno nightlife. Like so many before me, I moved here from Australia last spring, looking to experience cultural differences and adventure. There’s been many things that living as an expat has taught me, for example ‘How many...

Wriggly Toes: Cute Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Bedding To Lull Your Kids to Sleep

Wriggly Toes: Cute Ethical, Eco-Friendly and Organic Bedding To Lull Your Kids to Sleep

Creating a healthy and safe environment for children is the goal of most parents. With increased understanding of how some synthetic chemicals impact human health and the natural environment, the demand for certified organic items, and particularly organic products for kids, has soared over the last decade (the family organic lifestyle was made popular by...

Palm Beach Collection Soy Candle Giveaway

Palm Beach Collection Soy Candle Giveaway

An Australian family owned and operated brand inspired by their love of Sydney’s Palm Beach, this brand captures the Australian coastal aesthetic and lifestyle perfectly. Palm Beach Collection is known for its luxurious collection of hand-poured scented soy candles in delightful fragrances that leave your home smelling divine. We’re giving one lucky person the chance...