6 SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS YOU CAN STOP USING RIGHT NOW

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6 SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PRODUCTS YOU CAN STOP USING RIGHT NOW

Single-use plastic is one of the worst things human beings have ever created. We didn’t know that at the time of course. We had no idea the impact that this invention would cause. Did you know that 91% of the plastic we produced can’t be recycled? It’s crazy, right? The damage that single-use plastics do to our environment, our oceans, our forests, our wildlife is unprecedented. Good thing that there are some fantastic solutions to how we can be more sustainable. We run down some easy wins on how to stop using single-use plastic 6 Single-Use Plastic Products You Can...

5 Super Inspiring Youth Climate Activists To Follow

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5 Super Inspiring Youth Climate Activists To Follow

Young people aren’t just leaders of tomorrow. They prove they can be leaders of today. Bold and vigorous, across the globe, here are youth climate activists to follow.   Autumn Peltier (Canada) “We can’t eat money or drink oil,” said 15-year-old Autumn Peltier, while addressing the United Nations. Autumn is an Indigenous Canadian water activist who proudly follows her late great aunty’s footsteps in fighting for clean, drinking water. It’s a basic human right, she declares. Autumn was listed in the ‘BBC Top 100 women of 2019’.   Follow Autumn Peltier here.   Isra Hirsi (United States of America) 16-year-old...

8 Things You Need To Know About Solar Powered Watches

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8 Things You Need To Know About Solar Powered Watches

How do solar watches work? Here are answers to all your burning questions - from maintenance and reliability, to the most eco-friendly options.   Low Maintenance — Solar powered watches don’t need daily winding (a manual-wind watch) or wrist motion (an automatic watch). They have self-recharging batteries, but some never need to be replaced. Without needing extra special care, you can keep doing your thing ‘round the clock.   Reliable — When an AWAKE watch receives three hours of daylight, it can accumulate up to six months of usage in the dark. So unless you’re in total darkness, the watch...

4 Surprising Reasons To Protect Our Oceans, Plus How

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4 Surprising Reasons To Protect Our Oceans, Plus How

We swim in it, gaze at it, and eat food from it. Beyond leisure activities, there are even bigger reasons the ocean exists. Here’s why and how to protect the ocean.   The Ocean is in Trouble — Plastic pollution, overfishing, excessive C02 emissions, and minimal authority protection of the ocean has led to an global environmental crisis.   Have you heard of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s a continent the size of  Texas made of plastic floating in the middle of the Pacific. There are four more gyres like these around the world. 90% of big fish are...

7 New Year’s Resolutions For A More Sustainable Lifestyle

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7 New Year’s Resolutions For A More Sustainable Lifestyle

Ah, December. That fuzzy Christmas feeling and sparkly New Year dreaming. Any time’s a good time to reflect and set goals but who can deny the manifestation power of January 1st? Here, we’ve gathered the team’s little and big New Year resolutions around ways to be more sustainable.   TRAVEL LIGHTLY Opt for eco-friendly wherever you go, from accommodation to tour operators. Connect with nature again by hiking or camping, leaving without a trace. Instead of overseas travel, why not explore locally with fresh eyes? You could fall in love with your home country again while reducing carbon footprint.  ...

The Conscious Consumer: How To Shop More Sustainably

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The Conscious Consumer: How To Shop More Sustainably

No doubt about it: we also like to shop and enjoy nice things. However, it can be easy to buy more than we need or unknowingly support unethical brands. The ‘conscious consumer’ supports sustainable shopping. Making better-informed choices not only positively impacts their own lives but also for others and the planet. So before you buy, pause for a moment and consider these guiding shopping questions. It might help to take small steps first. Small or big, we’re all making a difference.   IS IT A CONSCIOUS COMPANY? As consumers, we hold so much power. When we purchase from a...