Sustainability

APARTMENT GARDENING: HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR PLACE INTO A PLANT PARADISE

Apartment gardening is an excellent investment of time and money as it provides so many benefits. Plants make you happier and healthier!

PLASTIC BLINKERS AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS: IS PLASTIC BLINDING US TO LARGER ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES?

The plastic-free movement has had a lot of positive impact but are we just using it as a convenient distraction from bigger environmental issues?

WHAT IS GREENWASHING: DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN SUSTAINABLE AND SELLABLE?

Rising demand for eco-friendly products signals a fantastic shift toward conscious consumerism; but it has also led to increased greenwashing.

“SUSTAINABLE” PALM OIL: HAVE WE FOUND WAYS TO DO PALM OIL BETTER YET?

With demand still on the rise, our rainforests are disappearing rapidly, due to palm oil. So we’re going to get straight to the big question...

ZERO WASTE RAZORS: S(H)AVING THE EARTH, ONE SAFETY RAZOR AT A TIME

One often overlooked zero waste swop is the razor. Not long ago, shaving was always zero waste, done with all-metal straight or safety razors...

PODCAST #36 · BEN YOUNG · TACKLING BIG PROBLEMS THROUGH BEAUTIFUL REUSABLES @ FRANK GREEN

Ben Young is a caffeine enthusiast and passionate environmental advocate. He is also the founder of Frank Green, a company specializing in...

ETHICAL UNDERWEAR: 18 OPTIONS FOR THOSE WHO WANT COMFORT OF BOTH BODY & MIND

Since change starts at the bottom, it only seems appropriate that we start with our own by switching to ethical underwear...

WHO GIVES A CRAP REVIEW: DOES THIS RECYCLED TOILET PAPER DELIVER ON POO-FORMANCE?

Today we're reviewing Who Gives a Crap, a sustainable toilet paper company that provides a great tree-free way to be less wasteful about your wiping.

PODCAST #35 · OLIVIA KENNAWAY · NEXT LEVEL SUSTAINABLE FASHION AT ASHA:ELEVEN, CAPE TOWN

Olivia Kennaway is the founder of sustainable, ethical fashion label Lalesso and more recently, Asha:Eleven. We caught up with Olivia in Betty’s Bay...

PODCAST #34 · JUSTINE BRABY · KEEPING YOUR CUP FULL & AFRICA’S WELLBEING ECONOMY

After 10 days of travelling Namibia (one of our absolute all-time favourite trips), we visited Justine in Windhoek, who kindly hosted us in her home....

ZERO WASTE TOILET PAPER: WAIT… WHAT?!

Living in a small apartment doesn’t mean you can’t do your part to reduce your environmental impact. Turn your balcony into a literal urban jungle and...

PODCAST #33 · ANGIE GULLAN · FOR THE LOVE OF DOLPHINS, MOZAMBIQUE

We visited Mozambique’s small coastal town and beachside paradise, Ponta do Ouro – a spectacularly pristine and beautiful place, well known for...

APARTMENT COMPOSTING 101: HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF ORGANIC WASTE IN A SMALL SPACE

Living in a small apartment doesn’t mean you can’t do your part to reduce your environmental impact. Turn your balcony into a literal urban jungle and...

PODCAST #32 · SPATIAL COLLECTIVE · MAPPING AFRICA FROM THE SILICON SAVANNA, NAIROBI, KENYA

Born and raised in Slovenia, Primož Kovačič is an entrepreneur and geodetic engineer who lives in Nairobi, Kenya. Primoz is a co-founder and director of Spatial Collective...

PODCAST #31 · OROPOPO EXPERIENCE · MINDFULNESS & DEEP TRAVEL IN COSTA RICA

Tomás and Marcelo are two Costa Rican biologists who founded deep travel, ecotourism company, the Oropopo Experience, based in San José, Costa Rica

PODCAST #30 · MISHA TEASDALE · PLANTING TREES & CHANGING COMMUNITIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Misha Teasdale is the Tree-E-O of Greenpop South Africa, a tree planting eco-education organization, popularizing the green movement and coordinating climate-action events and festivals in Southern Af...[Read More]

PODCAST #29 · RAFAEL ROBLES · RURAL VILLAGE SUSTAINABILITY IN TORTUGUERO, COSTA RICA

Rafael Robles is a biologist, researcher and an esteemed leader in the rural town of Tortuguero, Costa Rica. He is passionate about his country and their significant efforts to protect their wild plac...[Read More]

PODCAST #28 · IAN DOMMISSE · ECOBRICKS, CHANGING BEHAVIOURS & BUILDING SCHOOLS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Ian Dommisse is an Architect from Cape Town, South Africa. After learning about eco bricks, an innovative “invention” that uses unrecyclable plastic waste to make building materials, he founded the Ec...[Read More]

SO, WHAT DO WORMS EAT? (HINT: JUST ABOUT ANYTHING!)

Before we hand out menus, let’s meet the diners. When we think of worms, we tend to conjure up one image but when it comes to these wrigglers there are...

PODCAST #27 · RICARDO MURILLO · THE IMPORTANCE OF BUTTERFLIES

We visited Ricardo in his live butterfly exhibition at the University of Costa Rica in San José. In our little pocket of paradise, with butterflies flying around us, we...

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