Category: <span>Lifestyle</span>

The Pandemic Has Many of Us Appreciating What We Have; So Moving Forward, Will We Buy Less?

The Pandemic Has Many of Us Appreciating What We Have; So Moving Forward, Will We Buy Less?

As cities around the world start taking steps to resume normal life, on some level, we all can agree that life can never return to the ‘normal’ as we knew it. Education systems have gone online; employers have finally understood that remote working isn’t so bad for their workers, conferences are now being held virtually,...

7 Conscious Brands Making Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

7 Conscious Brands Making Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

When I first started looking for a yoga mat, I felt like Goldilocks (and the three bears). I found many that were too soft, too hard, too slippery, or too heavy. But the most frustrating thing I found was that most of them were made from PVC. PVC is plastic; how contradictory is it to...

Salvos Stores Launch Australia’s Largest Online Op-Shop

Salvos Stores Launch Australia’s Largest Online Op-Shop

Responding to the challenging business environment resulting from pandemic lockdown restrictions, Salvos Stores, the retail arm of non-profit organisation The Salvation Army, have announced the launch of their new online store, giving the community a chance to continue op-shopping and support their social mission – all from the comfort of their lounge rooms. “Launching Salvos...

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...