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 […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stay Green in the Overberg

Planning a holiday is always exciting, a new city to explore, plenty of time to soak up enough sunshine to last you the rest of the year and of course, the journey on the open road. The only speed bump seems to be whether you are making the smart, green choice about your destination. Now […]