Category: Lifestyle

The 1 Million Women Campaign

The 1 Million Women Campaign

 Photo courtesy of the Kheel Centre, Cornell University As the climate change debate heats up and the carbon tax policy threatens to divide a nation like never before, let’s pause and wind back to relive some of the milestones throughout our human history. Perhaps reflecting on our human achievements may change some of the right-wing...

The Social Experiment – Go Back To Where You Came From

The Social Experiment – Go Back To Where You Came From

 Photo courtesy of Nevele Otseog I have been labelled left wing, lefty, libertarian…. hippie. I don’t disagree with these labels. They are, to some extent, true. But labels are extremely limiting and my beliefs are more complex than these labels suggest. It would be more accurate to call me a humanitarian. So when the advertisements...

Living on solar power

Living on solar power

Photo courtesy of Foxymoron I live off the grid. This means that our household (or should I say shed-hold) does not rely on electricity companies and their power grids to provide the energy we need to live and survive. Our household relies purely on renewable energy. Really and truly. In our case, the renewable energy...

7 Steps to a Greener Office

7 Steps to a Greener Office

 Photo by Dave Fayram The issue of sustainability and environmental responsibility is fast becoming the key topic of discussion in governments and communities across the globe. Some members of the business community have joined the cause and have proactively implemented initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint. Your business can also follow their lead by: Recycling:...

Bare Essentials Magazine

Bare Essentials Magazine

Photo courtesy of RubyGoes My ‘official’ writing journey began with Bare Essentials Magazine so it is only fair that I dedicate this blog post to the editor, Inga Yandell, for giving me the opportunity to contribute to her amazing and inspiring magazine that helps raise awareness of the issues surrounding wildlife conservation and the preservation of our natural environment.  Thank you Inga ox...

A Letter to Say We’re Sorry

A Letter to Say We’re Sorry

Dear Mother Nature, I got your message the other day and I’m sorry I haven’t got back to you – I’ve been really busy at work. Anyway, I know why you called and I know you’re disappointed. I guess I’d be disappointed too if I were in your position. You asked us politely to stop what...

The Conscious Consumer

The Conscious Consumer

Like many female twenty-something city-slickers, I am completely enamoured by clothes, accessories, shoes – the entire gamet of fashion offerings! In my late teens and early twenties, I subscribed to three fashion magazines, shopped at least once a week and religiously followed the season’s latest fashion trends. And I would have continued this excessive indulgent...

Becoming an Eco Warrior Princess!

Becoming an Eco Warrior Princess!

Photo by Nirudha Perera   Yesterday I wrote about how I tried to live a greener life in the bright lights of the city. Today I want to elaborate on how I continue to live a green life out in the country. So what do I do? Jack Johnson said it best with his song about...

Tips to a more eco-friendly life

Tips to a more eco-friendly life

It’s easy for me to talk about sustainability and even easier for me to follow an eco-friendly life – we live on a 2 acre property with enough space to grow our own veggies, install 3 water tanks and be able to live off the grid so we never have to hear from any energy...