Living : Life Style

Living an eco-friendly life

There is a myth that has been around forever that suggests living an eco-friendly lifestyle is expensive. The truth is that some ‘shop bought’ items that are labelled ‘green’, ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘organic’ certainly do have an increased price tag from the ‘standard’, highly processed till there’s nothing of value left in them, chemical laden items, but do you have to purchase those to be eco-friendly? In a lot of circumstances, no, you don’t. Many ways of eco-friendly living are more sustainable if you make them yourself so you know exactly what is used to produce them and where it came from, making them not only a very sustainable option, but also a very economical one too.

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Leave Only Footprints: Eco-friendly travel

With the ever growing pollution problem compromising air quality around the world, the oceans filling up with plastic and overuse and pollution of our waterways, leaving our earth the way nature intended is getting harder. Traveling is always fun but do you leave anything there? Do you leave things are you found them? Do you drop some sustainable practices as they are more inconvenient when you travel? Travel is a great education, but our

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Planning a Great Staycation

Winter is traditionally the time that people start to look to destinations for their summer holidays, but it's not too late! The lure of sunny beaches with soft white sand seems all too delicious to refuse, but how about considering a ‘staycation’ this year instead? A staycation is a vacation taken at home where you take the time to do all the things you always meant to, but never find the time to actually do. To make it more authentic

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How to Green Up Your Vacation

While environmental consciousness certainly starts at home, it doesn’t have to end there. Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally you can still maintain a green lifestyle even on vacation. Being eco-conscious on vacation doesn’t mean you can only hike or camp, though those are great activities for nature lovers. However, if you’re not into either of those activities there are still plenty of ways you can reduce your

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See the world and still travel green

Travel is bug that gets to you. But with huge fuel guzzling planes, trains and automobiles leaving huge carbon scars on the planet, how can you be a earth conscious traveller? There are many different ways to travel in an eco-friendly way, it could be going on a volunteer trip and helping the locals there, supporting a green tourist initiative or it could be investing in a eco-friendly hotel or lodge. Travelling doesn’t have to cost the

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