Black Friday sales have started, so we thought we should share the ten questions we ask ourselves before making any purchase.
These sales promote overconsumption and spending money blindly on things we do not need and on items that will end up cluttering up our home or polluting our natural environment one day, which is why we need to stay mindful.
Here are the ten questions we ask ourselves before purchasing anything: … More 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make a Purchase
Born in 2011 and headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Boodywear make thoughtful, sustainable essentials – underwear/Bras, leggings, T-Shirts, camis, socks, bodysuits – made out of bamboo fibers, for men, women and babies. … More Savvy Spotlight – Boodywear: ‘Thoughtful, Sustainable Essentials’
Today, (22 November 2018), the World Meteorological Organization announced that ‘Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached another record high‘. CO2 concentrations reached 405.5 parts per million in 2017. 2016 levels were of 403.3 ppm and in 2015 they are of 400.1 ppm. Concentrations of CH4 (methane) and N20 (nitrous oxide) rose. … More Five Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint
This article is for the ladies seeking to go zero waste, even with their periods.
A menstrual cup is a reusable feminine hygiene product, that is more environmentally friendly, healthier and cheaper than using tampons and pads.
… More Zero Waste Periods – Pros and Cons of Using a Menstrual Cup
Eco-tourism is a phrase that is heard a lot over the past decade and it is a reaction to everything that is wrong with the current tourism industry.
It is a backlash against the excesses, extravagances, and profligacy of unsustainable mass tourism and an attempt to reconcile a love for travel, with a desire to protect and enhance the natural world and communities around us. … More What Is Eco-Tourism & Why Do We Need More Of It?
Since palm oil is a semi-solid at room temperature, it has a range of uses, hence why 66 million tonnes of it is produced annually – making it the most commonly produced vegetable oil. … More What Makes Palm Oil So Controversial?
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming is a book that presents the 100 most impactful solutions towards reducing carbon emissions and thus presenting how to combat climate change. … More Savvy Spotlight – Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
After realising how unnecessary disposable products were we decided to stop buying certain products, so we have created a list of things we no longer purchase.
That being said, there may be some overlap with our top ten reusable swaps list.
… More Ten Items We Stopped Buying
Recycling is one of the pillars of sustainable living and usually the most convenient and least time consuming option, as opposed to reducing what you consume and reusing. It is theoretically a fantastic thing.
It simply requires sorting your trash and bringing them to the nearest recycling point. It seems so easy, yet 91% of the world’s plastics not even recycled – bearing in mind that some cannot be recycled.
… More Why Sustainability Goes Beyond Recycling
Here are five more ways to become a more responsible and sustainable traveller.
… More More Ways To Become A Responsible Traveller