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Happy (ethical) Valentine’s Day

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This Friday is Valentine’s Day, a day to appreciate your loved ones. Sadly I feel that this day has turned into yet another consumerist holiday, full of tacky teddy bears and plastic roses. To help you avoid all of this, I’ve put together some tips so you can celebrate in eco-style with your Valentine. Continue reading

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Rethink the bag

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The Two Oceans Aquarium has launched a new campaign asking you to stop and think before taking another plastic shopping bag. Ever. They also have a petition you can sign which calls for a total banning of plastic shopping bags. Please sign it and support this worthy cause. Continue reading

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Beyond Preposterous – the corporate art of greenwashing

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I hope you had an appropriately silly April Fool’s day yesterday and didn’t have the wool pulled over your eyes too badly. I am a great trickster and enjoy pulling pranks on my friends and colleagues. The one place I don’t like to be fooled though is with false advertising or green washing. And it happens more often than we’d like to think. Continue reading

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Enough. For All. Forever.

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How do you make a house, using sustainable materials, for under a $1000? Can breeding flies reduce overfishing? Why do humans repeatedly make the same mistakes? Well, these were some of the many questions addressed at the inaugural Sustain our Africa Summit which our Financial Coordinator, Richard Halsey attended. Continue reading

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How to host a green bash this holiday

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Are you looking for ideas to celebrate your festive season sustainably? We have some great tips and ideas for you. Continue reading

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Looking for your next fix?

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Instead of looking for technological fixes to solve climate change we should rather take a look at ourselves and what we really need. Dealing with challenges in the same way that caused them to arise in the first place is only ‘wiping the brow to cure the disease’. Our Behaviour Change Researcher, Stephen Davis, takes a look at these issues and asks the question: what really motivates you and is important to you? Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – love it or hate it?

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Valentine’s Day. Either you love it or you hate it! But it doesn’t have to be a commercialised day full of consuming imported plastic junk. We’ve put together some great green ideas for you and your beloved to do together tomorrow. What are your views of Valentine’s day? A time to express your love, or a cheesy consumerist day propagated by greeting card and teddy bear companies? Continue reading