Sustainability pops up in every sphere of our lives today. Let’s clear up the fog and see how we can make it an actionable part of our every day lives.
It is estimated that a staggering 40 billion disposable plastic utensils are produced annually. These utensils are typically used once and are then thrown away.
What is Upcycling ? Upcycling is a relatively new kid on the block. So new, in fact, that my spellchecker keeps wanting to change it to epicycle ! Turns out although the word is new, the concept is not new at all. Upcycling is the process of changing old, discarded or unused articles into something new that is useful and usually beautiful. It gives used materials a better, often higher purpose than before. So you
Minimalism is a lifestyle choice that implies the promotion of the things we value most and the removal of everything that distracts from it.
The three R’s of recycling forms the basis of waste management. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.
Shopping for a summer scarf the other day, I not only got the perfect scarf. I got it in this cute bag, made of upcycled magazine pages !
There is a guy I meet up with almost every morning on my way to work. We chat about the weather and sometimes the news headlines. My day is somehow lacking if he’s not at our regular meeting place. He is the guy that sells me my newspaper. I take my newspaper to the office with me and leave it in the Common room. I see people paging through it, discussing it, having lunch around
Although a number of tips for saving electricity requires a once-off effort, as discussed in our previous energy saving tip, these once-off efforts usually cost you money.
So this week, let’s look at ways we can save electricity that don’t cost money, only a little
With the recent rainfall and the sudden cold spell that followed, South Africans were once again confronted with those dreaded two words:
– Load Shedding –
And it’s not even winter yet.
In South Africa a staggering 90% of our electricity supply is being produced by coal-fired power stations. Because of our rich
While researching even more ways to go green, I recently came across UK-based website Streetbank. Streetbank adresses the issue of reducing what we buy/own by introducing the (age old) concept of sharing stuff that we own or skills that we posses with people who live in our communities. More than just reducing what we consume, it strives to re-create communities that care for and help out one another for free. Participants share anything from garden