5 June: World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action. Through WED, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) enables everyone to realise not only the responsibility to care for the Earth, but also reminds one and all of their individual power to become agents of change. Every action counts, and when […]

Educating Children on Sustainability

Sustainability is essential for the survival of humankind and planet earth. A United Nations report in 1987 noted that sustainable development must meet the needs of the present without compromising the well being of future generations. As our children are the future, it’s essential to educate them about the importance of sustainability. Here are a […]

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day has been unofficially celebrated every year on the 8th of June since its original proposal in 1992 by Canada at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was officially recognized by the United Nations in late 2008 and has been coordinated since 2003 by The Ocean Project, with greater participation each year. World Oceans Day […]

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 […]

Supporting Ecocide Law

WHAT IS ECOCIDE? Ecocide is the extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystem(s) of a given territory, whether by human agency or by other causes, to such an extent that peaceful enjoyment by the inhabitants of that territory has been or will be severely diminished. In 2010, the proposal to amend the Rome […]

Green Is The New Black

When considering the cosmos one can feel rather small. Here we are on planet Earth, 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 and sublime. She provides […]

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 […]

Roar for an End to Canned Lion Hunting

The graphic images of a rain of bullets penetrating a lion that was about to feast on the bait that lured him to his death trap are etched into my heart and mind. I am haunted by the expression of pure disbelief on his face; the human imprinted lion seemed incredulous, not understanding that he had been […]

Ecotourism | TIES Definition and Principles 2015

Effective January 1, 2015, The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) has revised its definition and principles, created by the founding members in 1990. Read the full articles announcing the revisions. What is Ecotourism? Conservation: Offering market-linked long-term solutions, ecotourism provides effective economic incentives for conserving and enhancing bio-cultural diversity and helps protect the natural and cultural heritage of […]

Two Hands Beach Clean Up at Myoli Beach

In support of lovetostay’s Plastic Free July pledge, we decided to do a Two Hands beach Clean Up at Myoli Beach in the picturesque coastal village of Sedgefield, Garden Route, South Africa. We shared the event a week ahead of time, inviting the community to join us and participate in the activity on Sunday 19 July. We were […]

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 […]

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 […]