Homemade Organic Toothpaste Recipe

I recently stumbled across an organic toothpaste recipe that looks fairly simple and easy to make at home. You can click here to go to the full article for more information on ingredients and their functions, storage instructions, the written recipe & method, and other interesting facts and observations. INGREDIENTS Raw Sea Salt: 1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda: 2 teaspoons Powdered Orange Peel: 1 tablespoon Dried Sage […]

Download the Earth Expo Paperless App

The Earth Expo is targeted at individuals and businesses from all walks of life, age, vocation and culture, and the show is set to give exposure to every aspect of living that we currently encourage to change, with showing that there is minimal effort to change and live more sustainably. More about Earth Expo. 11-14 […]

Coping At Home With Food Price Hikes

Food is one of the most basic and primal needs that keeps us alive. Lack of food means lack of nutrition, which has serious health implications and other negative ripple effects in society and communities. Due to weak exchange rates and extreme drought conditions, food prices are set to rise as retailers are forced to pass on costs. Below […]

20 Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is historically defined as “the total set of greenhouse gas emissions caused by an [individual, event, organisation, product] expressed as CO2e.” Greenhouse gases (GHGs) can be emitted through transport, land clearance, and the production and consumption of food, fuels, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings, and services. For simplicity of reporting, it is often […]

One Hour on a Free Electric Hybrid Bike will Power Your Home for 24 Hours

Businessman, philanthropist and creator of 5-hour Energy, Manoj Bhargava, founded Billions in Change as a way to positively impact humanity. Billions in Change is a movement to save the world by creating and implementing solutions to the most basic global problems ? water, energy and health. Doing so will raise billions of people out of poverty and improve the […]

Fairtrade Certified Companies in South Africa

Fairtrade is an ethical certification whose main aim is to promote more equality and sustainability in the farming sector. The Fairtrade Mark is the most widely recognised and trusted ethical label in the world. A product that carries the Fairtrade Certification Mark has met the rigorous Fairtrade Standards, which focus on improving labour and living conditions for […]

Nutrition & Soil Health

Due to the lack of nutrition in commercially produced food, a large number of the world`s population have turned to daily nutritional supplements for health, vitality and longevity. On the other side of the spectrum, there are many people that stay far away from synthetically produced “health” products sold by the profiteering Big Pharma industry due to […]

Solar Service and Consumer Reviews

Guest author, Ryan Daly, the Content Manager at ConsumerAffairs offers advice to solar service providers in South Africa in the blog article below. Having read this and seen what ConsumerAffairs offers the US market, we most certainly need a platform of service providers with customer reviews in South Africa and other emerging markets. The only local […]

Upcycled Seedling Pots

Have you ever considered how many toilet rolls your household sends in for recycling every year? As recycling uses energy and other resources it should always be the last resort; reducing and reusing our waste is just far more sensible, period. Sustainable living can also be a fun and pragmatic outlet for your creativity. Here is one idea to […]

Green Is The New Black

When considering the cosmos one can feel rather small. There we are on planet Earth, orbiting our sun in our little solar system that lies within the Milky Way; which is just a spec in terms of the known universe. Yet our ?blue marble ? is home to incredible diversity and infinite wonder. Nature is perfect […]

10 Simple Ways to Live More Sustainably

The movement toward eco-consciousness has been fueled by environmental concerns created by the devastating impacts of climate change, overpopulation and the destruction and degradation of natural resources and areas. Sustainable living is the tool to take our power back and right the wrongs of our ignorant past for the benefit of all life on the […]

How To Stay Cool and Green During a Heatwave

STAY OUT OF THE SUN AND LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Avoid outdoor activity, especially between 10:00 and 15:00. If you must be outside during the heat of the day remember to take frequent breaks in a shaded area, preferably under a tree. DRINK LOTS OF WATER: Drinking water will keep you hydrated and help regulate body temperature. Adding some mint, apple […]

Bokashi Magic

Since we have started using Earth ProBiotic`s bokashi recycling kit, it has changed the way we view food waste forever and has radically reduced the amount of black bags going out to the landfills! For those of you who don`t know what bokashi is, it`s quite simply a wheat bran infused with probiotic, yeast and fungi that […]

Do You Know How To Save Energy? Learn From These Experts

Image: flickr – CC by 2.0 – Author Lollie-Pop With an annual average price increase of 12.69% implemented by Eskom for 2015/16 in addition to persistent power cuts, South African households will now feel more pressured to save energy. Hippo.co.za recently approached some of South Africa’s leading influencers in energy conservation for their blog post titled “Experts […]

7 Tips To Reduce Plastic Consumption

While making every effort to honour our pledge this Plastic Free July, we have been surprised by the amount of times plastic sneaks into our daily routine. Avoiding all single use plastics is not as easy as you would think, but it becomes easier as your awareness and planning improve with the intention to reduce and […]

No-Cost Tips To Save Electricity

The energy crisis in South Africa is of grave concern; especially when our government is of the opinion that investing between R400 billion and R1 trillion in building 6 new nuclear power plants is the answer – the lack of logic and foresight as well as the blatant disregard of their responsibility to our natural […]

Green Cleaning: Protect Your Health and Conserve Your Environment

The term ?Green cleaning ?refers to methods of cleaning using natural products or products that are made from environmentally-friendly ingredients, designed to preserve human health and environmental quality. Green cleaning can also allude to the way in which products are manufactured, packaged and distributed. If the manufacturing process is environmentally-friendly and the products are biodegradable, then the […]