Eco-Friendly Living

Becoming a Cactus Mom: Cactus Puberty

In my last update I mentioned how my cactus is in some weird cactus puberty growth spurt. It’s grown considerably since then. As it was struggling to stand up I had to give it some help, and it very quickly got taller than the coffee stirrer supporting it. It turns out plants have growth spurts… Continue reading Becoming a Cactus Mom: Cactus Puberty

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Five Good News Climate Change Stories

When you look into what the future holds if we don’t successfully curb the climate crisis in the next decade is bleak. I see news that just sends me spiralling. It’s hard to find hope with such a momentous task at hand. I feel angry sometimes. I’m in my early 20’s and just finished my… Continue reading Five Good News Climate Change Stories

Eco-Friendly Living · Travel

How to travel green this summer

Summer is well and truly upon us, and that means jetting off the new exciting locations on holidays. As wonderful as travelling is, it can have terrible effects on the environment. Flying makes up 2% of all greenhouse gas emissions. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) revealed in 2018 that 4.3 billion people flew. This was… Continue reading How to travel green this summer

Book Reviews · Eco-Friendly Living

Book Review: Turning the Tide on Plastic

With climate activism becoming a larger part of my blog I wanted to read up on plastic pollution as I continue to write about how we can help live more sustainably, Lucy Siegle’s book sounded like a great starts! “Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (and you) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again” is… Continue reading Book Review: Turning the Tide on Plastic

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Becoming a Cactus Mom: One Year Later

This day last year I began my upcycling journey with my broken coffee cup, and the start of this series, when I planted my cactus seeds. People were actually much more interested in the idea that I initially anticipated, and some people commented saying they were considering getting their own cacti. Here’s what happened in it’s… Continue reading Becoming a Cactus Mom: One Year Later

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Top 10 Zero-Waste Essentials

Living a zero-waste, low-waste, or a minimalist lifestyle has gained popularity recently. Our over consumption of single-use products seems to thrive from our desire for convenience. All that plastic pollution has come back to bite us as we’re on our way to having more plastic in the ocean than fish. Yes, it is convenient to… Continue reading Top 10 Zero-Waste Essentials

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The Eco-friendly master list: How can I be green?

With all the talk about the climate crisis, you might be asking “how can I live a more eco-friendly life?”. As today is World Environment Day, I’ve decided to compile a master list of eco-friendly practices to adopt. The environment is at a breaking point. If we don’t all act now and maintain a more sustainable… Continue reading The Eco-friendly master list: How can I be green?

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7 simple ways you can help save the bees

Now more than ever, we need to save the bees. If the bees go extinct, the result would be catastrophic. So many trees and plants would go down with them, and therefore our food, our oxygen, everything. Our ecosystem in it’s natural state is awe-inspiring, but delicate, and we’ve meddled too much with the world’s… Continue reading 7 simple ways you can help save the bees

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Sustainable Fashion: One dress three looks

Earlier this week I went to what’s called the “Happy Market” in my university. It’s an annual event held by the environmental society where students can sell unwanted clothes, last time I found some gems there as seen in my sustainable fashion haul so this time was no different. I decided to style one dress… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion: One dress three looks

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Sustainable Fashion Haul

In January I suggested being more sustainable as a New Year’s resolution, with saying goodbye to fast fashion featuring in the post. Since then I’ve upped my own sustainable fashion game, and got addicted to Depop (not sponsored, just a recommendation), this week alone I completed the 1Day No Single Use Plastic Challenge in collaboration with… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion Haul