Tag Archives: Environment

Be Genki Loves Treehenge

One of the initiatives that I love to do with Be Genki is to support environmental sustainability campaigns that work towards a better, brighter and cleaner future for the world we live in. So, we make a promise to donate 5% of profits each year to ensure that every Be Genki purchase also gives back to the planet.

Recently I came across a FABULOUS initiative that caught my attention and that we will be donating to from 2012 onwards, called … [ drum roll ] … Treehenge.

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Embrace Earth Month by Making a Conscious Effort to Reduce Your Footprint on the Earth and Support Eco-Aware Companies

What if you spent the month of April making a conscious effort to reduce your footprint on the planet?

We all have to make decisions each and every day about how we choose to live our life and the products we choose to purchase. There are many alternatives that we can start to integrate in to our lives to help make the planet a cleaner, healthier and more enjoyable place to live. Continue reading

VEGAN. For the People. For the Planet. For the Animals.

This is the best VEGAN video I’ve seen. Well researched, relevant unignorable facts, light hearted, yet straight to the heart. (Ok, so unignorable is not a word, but you get what I mean … any better suggestions? x)

The Locavore Movement

I thought I’d heard it all… vegetarian, pescatarian, vegan, ovo-vegetarian, omnivore, carnivore, herbivore and a bunch of others. But then I was presented with the idea to write an article on the locavore movement. With a love for food, nutrition, health, wellbeing and anything that remotely falls in to these categories, I naturally jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading

Smells Good. Or Does It?

Have you ever thought about the effect that your personal and home fragrances may be posing? Whilst it is lovely to have a beautiful scent wherever you go, is it worth the expense to you, your loved ones and the environment? When you walk in to a room, does EVERYBODY really need to smell you? Does the outside of your fridge REALLY need to smell like vanilla?

There are literally thousands of perfumes, artificially fragranced bath, body and skin care products, candles, aroma reeds, air fresheners, room fragrances and household cleaning products that promise to leave your living spaces smelling clean and fresh. But do they? Continue reading

Embrace Earth Month and Make a Conscious Effort to Reduce Your Footprint on the Planet

What if you spent the month of April making a conscious effort to think about how you can reduce your footprint on the planet? One area I have become particularly conscious of lately is to reduce my waste, and to think twice before making any purchase. Food shopping in particular.

I used to get so excited by all the fresh fruit and vegetables at my local health food store and would fill up the shopping trolley with way more perishables than I could consume. I had all good intentions of making a variety of salads and soups throughout the week, but the reality is that one big pot of soup lasts the entire week for me. Quite simply, my eyes are much bigger than my tummy. Continue reading

Slow Food Movement

“How often in the course and crush of our daily lives do we afford ourselves moments to truly relish – to truly be present in – the act of preparing and eating food? For most of us, our enjoyment of food has fallen victim to the frenetic pace of our lives and to our increasing estrangement, in a complex commercial economy, from the natural processes by which food is grown and produced. Packaged, artificial, and unhealthful, fast food is only the most dramatic example of the degradation of food in our lives, and of the deeper threats to our Continue reading