Steps to Sustainable Living: Club owner Michel Niknafs shares his story of reducing waste

Choosing to live more sustainably is, just like mindfulness and being present, a step-by-step process. It’s not that you “make the switch” and then be done with it. It is essentially a mindful approach to living, and one which requires persistency and consistency. It is, quite often, that initial first step that can be the most challenging. In the below video from smart’s Challenge Accepted … Continue reading Steps to Sustainable Living: Club owner Michel Niknafs shares his story of reducing waste

Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

When we think of things that pollute or harm the environment, what usually comes to mind are things like factories and cars. But did you know that your own home can be a cause for pollution? This infographic lists 17 ways you can save energy and reduce both your power bill and carbon footprint. via Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading Easy Ways to Save on Energy Costs [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Straw No More: 10-year-old Molly Steer’s mission to help the world stop single-use plastic

Living on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Queensland, 10-year-old Molly Steer has seen first-hand the impact of plastic pollution on the marine life that she adores. Deeply passionate about the subject, Molly Steer was inspired to make change happen on a school-wide level after watching the documentary film A Plastic Ocean, which explores the fragile state of the oceans and the alarming truths … Continue reading Straw No More: 10-year-old Molly Steer’s mission to help the world stop single-use plastic

How to Dry Flowers: 2 Simple Ways + Decor Ideas [Visuals] — ecogreenlove

Flowers set the tone for a magical experience and a memorable event. But what do you do with the flowers after a special day has ended? Dry them! And not only do dried flowers last, but you can also use them to decorate your home. via How to Dry Flowers: 2 Simple Ways + Decor Ideas [Visuals] — ecogreenlove Continue reading How to Dry Flowers: 2 Simple Ways + Decor Ideas [Visuals] — ecogreenlove

MAKE SMTHNG Week: Greenpeace call on people to #BuyNothing and #MakeSmthng instead

This weekend sandwiches the major international events in consumerism – yesterday’s Black Friday and the upcoming Cyber Monday. Instead of joining the mass frenzy, Greenpeace is calling on people to #BuyNothing and #MakeSmthng instead. On Black Friday, Greenpeace launched MAKE SMTHNG Week, which runs until 2 December, bring together hundreds of designers, artists and makers to lead workshops where people can learn creative techniques of reuse, repairing, fashion … Continue reading MAKE SMTHNG Week: Greenpeace call on people to #BuyNothing and #MakeSmthng instead

ECO Gym: Gym-goers’ pedal power helping to power New York building

A workout at ECO Gym in Rochester, New York goes the extra mile for both the gym-goer and the building. The green fitness centre is equipped with indoor cycling equipment that captures the energy from a workout and turns it into electricity to power the building. ECO Gym features 21 pieces of SportsArt’s ECO-POWR equipment, including 17 indoor cycles, two recumbent bikes and two ellipticals which help … Continue reading ECO Gym: Gym-goers’ pedal power helping to power New York building

The Road to Plastic-Free: Small Changes you can make at Home — ecogreenlove

We’ve all seen the extent of the effect single-use plastics are having on the environment. Not only do they pollute the environment and introduce highly toxic chemicals into the food chain, they pose a direct threat to marine wildlife. If you want to reduce your plastic waste, here are some small changes you can make at home to help do your bit. via The Road to … Continue reading The Road to Plastic-Free: Small Changes you can make at Home — ecogreenlove

Bonfire Night: How to have an eco-friendly fireworks display and bonfire

Every 5 November, the night skies across England are lit up in spectacular firework displays to herald in Bonfire Night. Bonfire Night has been celebrated for centuries ever since Guy Fawkes’ plot to blow up the House of Lords was foiled. The night of decadent fireworks has come under much criticism due to the detrimental impact that it has on the environment. According to the Environmental Protection UK, “a … Continue reading Bonfire Night: How to have an eco-friendly fireworks display and bonfire

How does Clutter affect your Health? [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

There are several detrimental health effects that have been associated with the amount of clutter in your home. Clutter’s impact on our senses makes it difficult to focus on important or difficult tasks, invading both our physical and mental space, stopping us from thinking creatively and productively. Read more here. via How does Clutter affect your Health? [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading How does Clutter affect your Health? [Infographic] — ecogreenlove