Eco-Friendly Living

The essential eco-friendly plastic free dental regime

[GIFTED] Your bathroom is one of the most overlooked places when it comes to living a green life. We talk about food all the time whether it be veganism, palm oil, or an unnecessary amount of plastic coating all our food. Having an eco-friendly plastic free dental regime actually isn’t that hard. The kind people… Continue reading The essential eco-friendly plastic free dental regime

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Coffee in a teabag: New Kings Coffee

AD | GIFTED The people at New King’s Coffee were kind enough to gift me boxes of their coffee bags. I love coffee but I’m also very concerned about the environment, and New King’s Coffee is a beautiful combination of both. Coffee in a teabag is the most convenient thing ever, I don’t have coffee… Continue reading Coffee in a teabag: New Kings Coffee

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How to be green this Halloween: Why we need to be eco-friendly this spooky season

As much as I adore Halloween with every fibre of my being, it’s not an eco-friendly holiday. With so much cheap, over-processed single-use items plaguing the season, it’s not a green holiday. An estimated 2000 tonnes of waste will be generated from Halloween costumes alone this year. There’s so much single use waste from costumes,… Continue reading How to be green this Halloween: Why we need to be eco-friendly this spooky season

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Become a Tree Hugger: 10 ways to save trees

Trees are so important for our planet, from giving us the oxygen we breathe, absorbing Co2, providing food, and homes for wild life – we can’t live without them. Yet, billions of trees are cut down each year to make room for agricultural land, development, or paper. Trees are one of our best defences against… Continue reading Become a Tree Hugger: 10 ways to save trees

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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.┬áPeople 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