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Eco-Homes How to set up an eco-friendly kitchen

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When I started setting up my new house a few months back, I asked myself where should I start to go green?!! And then it dawned on me – the Kitchen. Let’s face it, it’s the busiest and most important part of a household. It’s where we all connect, through food, through chores, through new experiments (both the yucky & yummy ones). It is where we find solace in a cup of hot cocoa, where …[Read more]

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Not quite plastic-free July My battle with clingwrap!

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Of all single-use plastic items, clingwrap is the most frustrating. Yes, I know plastic straws are also a contender for the number 1 stop – but we have the option to replace them with reusables, or refuse them altogether. And strong clean plastic bags can be reused as well. But clingfilm? You are literally stuck with no option but the trash can! I started my plastic-reduction journey a few years ago, and by now it …[Read more]

Back to school 9 ways to be more eco-friendly

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New grade, new teachers, new classmates…. Are you off to match it with new supplies too? Before you head to the stores, use our 9 tips as a guideline on what to buy, and what not to buy. After all, the cost of anything we purchase isn’t borne not just by our wallet, but also the environment. #1 TOSS THE TISSUES Carry a cloth napkin instead of tissues with lunch; carry handkerchiefs instead of wipes. …[Read more]

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Eco friendly travel 7 tips to be environmentally conscious on a trip

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When I was in school, summer breaks were the best time of all -as that was when we traveled for our annual holidays. The other term breaks were meant for mastering board games, learning (and improving) sports, exploring the outdoors and ahem, ahem, doing home work! Over the years distances have become shorter and travelling is as commonplace as going out for a meal. Most families take 1-2 long holidays and several short- the ubiquitous …[Read more]