KeepCup: Escalating “the demise of the disposable” coffee cup

KeepCup is on a mission to reduce the amount of disposable coffee cups that end up in landfill with its simple and ingenious range of resusable coffee cups. The Australian based company was set up by mother of three, Abigail Forsyth, and her brother Jamie almost 10 years ago. The sister and brother team started a café business called Bluebag in Melbourne in 1998. When they … Continue reading KeepCup: Escalating “the demise of the disposable” coffee cup

Bethany Williams: Sustainable menswear designer bringing about positive change

Sustainable fashion designer Bethany Williams believes that social and environmental issues go hand-in-hand. The London-based menswear designer, who is known for working with marginalised parts of society to bring about positive change and social enterprise, teamed up with two women’s rehabilitation initiatives in Italy and England to create her latest collection, Women of Change.  The Spring/Summer 2018 menswear collection, Women of Change, features hand-woven textiles made from recycled packaging materials … Continue reading Bethany Williams: Sustainable menswear designer bringing about positive change

Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 16 January 2018: 2 of Cups

You have achieved balance and harmony in your relationships, namely the relationship that you have with your true self and the relationship you have with your other half. The changes that you have so diligently been making on all levels, including physically and spiritually, is giving rise to positive, happy and fruitful partnerships that are […] via Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 16 January 2018: 2 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Tuesday 16 January 2018: 2 of Cups

Rainforest Connection: Using smartphones to save the rainforest

Rainforest Connection is helping rangers to protect rainforests from illegal deforestation by turning old smartphones into solar-powered lookouts, which are able to detect the noise of chainsaws and so allowing for intervention  in real time. Rainforest Connection use technology and big data to enable on-the-ground partners to save the world’s most threatened rainforests and habitats. Installed in the trees, the RFCx device consists of an old … Continue reading Rainforest Connection: Using smartphones to save the rainforest

La REcyclerie: Paris lays on the “green” charm with a repurposed train station

La REcyclerie, located in a former railway station on the Petite Ceinture trainline in Paris, is somewhat of an ode to the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Housed in the old Ornano train station, La REcyclerie is a multi-purpose venue – café, bar, restaurant, urban farm and educational and creative centre – with a focus on sustainability. What was once an abandoned railway station is … Continue reading La REcyclerie: Paris lays on the “green” charm with a repurposed train station

Tarot Guidance for Monday 15 January 2018: The Empress

The Empress has been a recurring card for some months now. It serves as a reminder to accept and acknowledge who and what you are. Abundance and nurturing is a natural part of you, and the more comfortable you become “in your own skin”, so to speak, that inner empress is no longer “alien” to […] via Tarot Guidance for Monday 15 January 2018: The Empress … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Monday 15 January 2018: The Empress

Recipe: Rum & Raisin Fudge

Fudge gets a slightly boozy flavour with the addition of rum-soaked raisins in this sweet treat. Makes an ideal gift for fudge lovers. Ingredients: 1 can condensed milk 450g demerara sugar 125g chopped butter 140g whole milk 300g raisins Dark rum Method: Soak the raisins in dark rum and leave overnight. Put the condensed milk, demerara sugar, chopped butter, and whole milk in a medium … Continue reading Recipe: Rum & Raisin Fudge

World Wetlands Day: Celebrating the value and importance of wetlands

City dwellers with an affinity for the water element may descend upon the closest wetlands in their vicinity to reconnect to nature. World Wetlands Day, which falls on 2 February this year, seeks to celebrate wetlands as “prized land, not wasteland”. World Wetlands Day aims to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. On the day, participating wetlands throughout the world will … Continue reading World Wetlands Day: Celebrating the value and importance of wetlands

Tarot Guidance for Sunday 14 January 2018: The Moon

The Moon comes as a reminder today of the importance of your intuition. There may be things that are hidden from you at present. Fears are giving way for illusions to present themselves in full regalia. Do not surrender to your fears. Face them with the courage, inner strength, knowledge and awareness that is your […] via Tarot Guidance for Sunday 14 January 2018: The Moon … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Sunday 14 January 2018: The Moon

One Cool Earth: Schools’ zero waste programme empowers kids to take action

Kids in schools across San Luis Obispo County, California are taking part in daily lunch-time waste sorting and care for on-site composting in an effort to encourage sustainable living. The students now make the zero waste lifestyle a part of their daily routine by providing recycle and compost bins for waste disposal at mealtimes, monitoring these stations with student Green Teams, and promoting positive waste management … Continue reading One Cool Earth: Schools’ zero waste programme empowers kids to take action