• Environment,  Home interiors and gardening

    8 ways to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle

    If you’ve had enough of living in a wasteful way and are looking for ways to live an eco-friendlier life, we have some top tips to get you started! 1.      Recycle more and use less paper We’re very reliant on digital technology these days, so it’s easy to go without using a piece of paper. The less paper you use, the less that needs to be produced which means more trees get the chance to grow and prosper. By recycling just a short ton of paper, you can save nearly 20 mature trees. Call trusted Gold Coast skip bin hire providers today for all your skip needs when recycling. Image…

  • Blogging,  Environment

    Environmentally friendly blogger – Kaye’s story

    If ever there was a time we needed to save the planet it is now. I used to be so cynical about global warming, the need to recycle and anything to do with protecting distant future generations. That has changed. As we see the impact of our use of plastic in our oceans and changes to the weather, it is clear something dramatic is going on. It can all seem a bit overwhelming but we can all take steps to be more environmentally friendly. I have always recognised that blogging can be used as a force for change. I am delighted new bloggers like Kaye from Live the Frugal Life…

  • Environment,  Food and drink

    Going vegan to protect the environment – Alice’s story

    Alice from Magic Freebies kicked off 2019 by taking part in Veganuary, and she loved it so much she has stayed vegan. She shares her story about why she felt going vegan was a necessary step towards helping protect the environment. “I first developed an interest in green living whilst at university – there are so many resources out there for learning about what’s happening to the world around us and it’s hard to ignore all the doom and gloom! My interest for it came from a wish to eradicate any hypocrisies in my way of life – how could I say I care about the rise of ocean plastic…

  • Environment,  General

    Environmentally Friendly Event Giveaways

    Rightly so, the environment is more of a primary concern now more than ever! Everybody including consumers and businesses should be considering how earth friendly their choices are currently and how they can make them even greener! As part of your brand’s ethos or CSR, you may want to review the type of promotional merchandise you offer and the impact it has on the environment. Fortunately, there are plenty of eco-friendly alternatives to ensure that you are limiting your impact on the environment and helping your potential customers do the same. Eco- Friendly Materials Choosing products made from recycled or recyclable materials is another way to reduce your impact on…

  • Business Women,  Environment,  Food and drink,  Inspirational women

    Setting up a seaweed business – Jane’s story

    Seaweed is in plentiful supply in the British Isles which does make you wonder why we don’t eat it more often. I hope your enjoy my interview with Jane who wondered and then set about setting up a seaweed business. I loved hearing more about her life and the really straightforward advice she offers women who are considering taking the leap of faith into a new business. Tell us a little about your childhood and teenage years I grew up in Cumbria with my mum and my sister. (My dad died when I was 2 years old). We were lucky to have a really outdoorsy upbringing with amazing access to…

  • Charity,  Environment,  Food and drink,  Inspirational women,  Travel and days out

    Becoming vegan and helping animals in need – Victoria’s story

    Victoria Bryceson is passionate about advocating a cruelty free, environmentally-friendly lifestyle and helping animals in need around the world. She is vegan and organises a series of Vegan Events UK festivals up and down the country. She is also founder of animal welfare and education charity Miracle’s Mission. Here she tells her story of how she became vegan and the benefits of adopting this compassionate lifestyle. From vegetarian to vegan “I became vegetarian 22 years ago when I first fully realised what meat was and where it came from. I also gave up eggs and wearing any leather clothing or footwear. This is the point when I made the connection…

  • Environment,  General

    How you can go green

    If you’ve got a family, it’s only natural to want to be able to provide the best for them. It shouldn’t mean you’re just focusing on the present, as being able to provide for them in the future is equally important. Being eco-wise means, you’re doing all you can to ensure there is a planet and resources for future generations, not just your children and grandchildren. It just so happens that adopting more environmentally habits can also be a more budget-friendly option. If you involve your kids in what you’re doing, by the time they’re adults it’ll be second nature, making it much easier for them to pass on their…

  • Environment,  General

    Queen of Mantas – Andrea’s story

    I love sharing the stories of women who make a difference and most of us do in one way or another. I am sharing my interview with the fascinating Andrea who really can claim to be Queen of the Mantas. I hope you too will find a love for the Manta after reading her powerful story. Please tell us a little about your childhood and teenage years The legendary Sylvia Earle was a huge inspiration for me growing up and I’ve been interested in diving before I an even remember. My mom tells me that I always said I wanted to dive and learn about sharks since I was about…

  • Environment,  Inspirational women

    Escaping the rat race: PR out of Africa – Melissa’s story

    Escaping the rat race is something we all dream of from time to time. It takes an idea followed by action. It really is as simple as that although negative self-talk can stop that dream coming true. I hope you are inspired by Melissa’s story of leaving PR to pursue a dream in Africa. You could say she just dived in to a whole new life!   Tell us about your job and why you decided to make a lifestyle change I’d been living and working in central London for nearly 10 years and – on the most part – absolutely loving it. It’s a vibrant city with so much…

  • Blogging,  Environment

    Saving the planet by blogging – Lauren James

    Saving the planet by blogging might sound like quite an ambitious aim but if everyone does their bit, blogging can change the world for the better in so many ways. Today, I interview Lauren from Inspire Create Educate about how she is helping ordinary folk to work out how they can contribute to a better world for us and for future generations. I met Lauren initially about two weeks after the loss of my lovely Dad. She was so friendly and made me feel at ease at a very challenging time. Over the years I have realised how very intelligent she is and it does not surprise me that she…