DIY, Recycle / Upcycle,
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DIY Upcycle used Tetra Pak into a pouch for coins and cards!

tetra pak upcycle milk carton

Are you among those of us who think packaging is art? The bright colors, the catchy motifs, the fancy fonts… I, for one, am often attracted to so many options as I walk down the aisles of supermarkets! Upcycling is a great way of turning the purchases into keepsakes…. And as a bonus, I keep the packaging away from the landfill / recycler for a little longer, avoid buying a new item (if the upcycling …[Read more]

Handy Tips,
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EcoTravel Ladakh, a picture perfect destination for eco minded souls

earth day in ladakh is every day 1

This summer, I had 2 very diverse experiences on a trip to Ladakh. I was humbled. I had been toying with the idea to work with 17,000 ft foundation under their ‘Voluntourist’  program, ever since my interaction with Ananya Saluja, who at 17,  has been one of Secondsguru’s youngest guest writers ever. When I read about Ananya’s experiences with 17,000 ft foundation and her visits to schools in Ladakh to conduct their reading workshops, science workshops, art …[Read more]

Brands, Handy Tips,
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#ZeroWaste essentials Don’t leave home without them!

zero waste toolkit

Has this happened to you? You want take your unfinished chicken rice at the food court back home, and the waiter has only styrofoam to offer for pack up. You order a smoothie, and are promptly handed a plastic cup with a plastic straw even though you’ll be drinking indoors at the cafe and don’t really need disposables. You are at the checkout in the supermarket, and before you can say a word, the cashier …[Read more]

Handy Tips, Kids,
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Kids How to make the nursery eco-friendly

Make your baby's nurseryeco friendly (1)

For many of us, the trickiest room in our goal of having eco-friendly house is the children’s room. Our desire to protect and nourish our kids finds it hard to resist the marketing spiels, the convenience arguments, and even the comparisons with the parents-next-door. Are you looking to avoid the traps and make your little one’s room green’er’? These practical tips by Radhika Sathaye- a eco-warrior mother of two young kids in Singapore – will …[Read more]