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Book extract: Ten small things we can do to make a difference
No man is an island. Everything we do, even the smallest gesture, can make a difference. This is not just an expression, it is a scientific fact: sociological research has ...
Flygskam? If You’re Feeling Flight Shame Here’s What To Do About It
It’s Wednesday. My social media algorithms won’t let me escape the news headlines. Greta Thunberg has set sail for New York on a zero-carbon yacht. While she leaves Plymouth, in ...
Seven South African Women to Follow this Women’s Day
Women’s Day in South Africa marks the anniversary of the 1956 women’s march on the Union Buildings protesting the extension of pass laws. It is a day to celebrate them ...
Sarah Farrell: How plastic-free living led me to grassroots activism
Five years ago when I first realised how complicit I am in contemporary throw-away culture,  I started my sustainable living journey, trying to eliminate plastic, and other waste, from my ...
How Tanja Wessels copes with eco-anxiety
When Tanja Wessels saw a coconut wrapped in foam packaging and cling film in her local supermarket something shifted. “I stared at it for what felt like ages, my mind ...
Top Tips: 16 Actions You can Take for the Environment Now
On World Environment Day, we’ve asked our friends and colleagues fighting the good fight for advice on the actions we can take to lighten our tread. Some of these 16 ...
Talking Rubbish: You Think You Know What’s Plastic And What’s Not
The pervasiveness of plastic is no surprise to anyone: plastic shopping bags, food and cosmetic packaging, earbuds, nappies… it’s everywhere. Plastic is polluting our beaches and oceans, affecting sea and ...
Talking Rubbish: Sarah Farrell has sorted out her trash and tells us how to recycle ours
Recycling was one of the first changes I made when I decided to live more sustainably. At first I implemented a two-bin system in my home. One bin was for ...
Talking Rubbish: How to celebrate Valentine’s Day without trash
I am not a fan of Valentine’s Day. I am all for celebrating love, sure, but I prefer to do that without mindless consumerism and unnecessary waste. I’ll give cheesy store-bought ...
Talking Rubbish: 8 ways to lighten your footprint this year
At the start of a new year, many of us take the opportunity to set goals, intentions and resolutions. The themes usually run along the lines of becoming healthier, exercising, ...
Talking Rubbish: How to have a sustainable festive season
How can we participate in this magical, and much-needed holiday period without falling prey to the excess? For a while now, I have been aware of the consumerist trap that ...
Gift guide for a sustainable festive season
We’ve got to be honest with you – this may be the first gifting guide that doesn’t encourage you to buy anything  – at least not as a first, second, ...
Talking Rubbish: “Instead of supporting Black Friday, I support Buy Nothing Day”
It’s that time of year when the Black Friday specials start trending online, littering our email inboxes and polluting our social media feeds. Black Friday, on 23 November, originally an ...
Talking Rubbish: “5 ways I’m cleaning out my life this spring”
Spring has arrived, that time of the year I not only spring clean my house, but spring clean my lifestyle. While I try my best to lead a low waste, ...
What is the effect of your savings on dirty energy companies?
You may have noticed the work of an organization called Fossil Free South Africa. It’s currently running a social media campaign, Spotlight, calling for SA’s biggest pension and investment funds ...

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