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

How Contagious Can You Be?

We as human beings naturally must take from the earth in order to survive. Hopefully, if we are raised correctly, we learn that we must take AND contribute at the same time. If future generations are to prosper, we must teach them to contribute more than they take, to find ways to reduce their footprint on the earth, and to help improve the quality of life in their environment. We must also train ourselves to do the same. Continue reading

Invite Fresh Air Into Your Home

These days we spend more and more time inside, surrounded by stale air, computers and televisions that are all sources of hazardous positive ions that can rob us of our good senses and disposition, leading to bad moods, weakness and sleeplessness.

Most indoor environments also contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene found in carpets, furniture, paints, plastics, varnishes, adhesives, detergents, dyes and fire retardants. They are known to irritate the eyes, nose and throat, cause headaches and allergic dermatitis, psychological disturbances, and considered to be carcinogens. Continue reading

EarthLust Stainless Steel Bottles

First we were told to stay away from tap water. So, we all made the switch to drink water from plastic bottles. Then we were told to stay away from plastic bottles due to the scientific reports alluding to the fact that some plastic bottles are potentially hazardous due to toxic chemicals being released into the water. Bisphenol-A (or BPA) is one such chemical that was (and in some cases still is) used in plastic bottles. This ominous chemical has been linked to various health disorders including infertility. Continue reading

Green Christmas Gift Ideas

What if you gave gifts with a personal touch this year? What if you chose to think creatively as to what you can contribute to the environment as well? It seems a little silly to just buy something with no thought put into it whatsoever. Chances are those “thoughtless” gifts will end up in the trash. Not very environmentally conscious! Continue reading

Become a Conscious Consumer

ShoppingBagEvery time you buy a product you are saying to that company, ‘keep on doing what you are doing.’ You are supporting everything that company does: every source of raw material, every packaging solution, every environmental standard that they are undertaking, every form of employee relations, every marketing choice.

With so many brands on the market and mixed messages in the media it is no wonder that you may be a little confused and unsure about how you can make a difference. Continue reading