eco christmas tips

How to Buy Less Over the Festive Season


You probably accumulate a lot of stuff over the festive season but also buy a lot in the form of gifts for friends, co-workers, family, yourself, the home, extras for the kids, and so on. It adds up to a lot! But what happens to all that you buy once the season ends? It all becomes clutter, waste and debt.

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Five Green Ways to Beat Holiday Stress


The holidays can be a stressful time but you don’t have to let those feelings wreak havoc on your body. There are some simple yet effective green ways to deal with difficulties this holiday season. So when you feel yourself getting agitated, try these on for size.

eco wedding tips

Trendy Seasonal Flowers to Use in Your Wedding


Flowers, flowers everywhere! They’re one of the most important wedding decisions you’ll make because they set the theme and give everything a dream-like effect. But when you’re going to town with the perfect bunches and bouquets for your big day, make sure you choose seasonal flowers.

food waste

Fight Food Waste!


Let’s have a food fight! No, it’s not what you think. Instead of throwing food around, let’s fight against food waste. The thought of food ending up in the bin isn’t only sad because so many people would kill for the bruised fruit or leftover sandwiches we throw away, but it’s also negative for the environment. Here is how you can start decreasing your food footprint.

sugar free halloween

Sugar-Free Halloween Treats


Many parents are trying to cut back on the amount of sugar their children consume, but events like Halloween can be tough seeing as candy is such a big part of the festivities. Whether you’re dishing out treats or just want some sugar-free ideas to keep around the house, consider these options instead:

alkaline diet

Should You Try the Alkaline Diet?


The Alkaline Diet has become trendy in recent years, with celebrities such as Elle MacPherson jumping on the bandwagon. It is basically about balancing your body’s acidity levels by reducing consumption of foods that cause acid and which can be bad for your health in various ways.


Top Summer Fat Burning Foods


Losing weight requires a healthy food plan and getting regular exercise. But while you’re giving fatty foods the cold shoulder you should try sneaking some of these fat-burning foods into your diet to help you burn more calories.


Five of the Worst Food Additives to Avoid


The word ‘additive’ sounds harmless enough. It makes you think that it was just some extra and important ingredient thrown into your food at the last minute to enrich it. These days it seems that there are so many additives appearing in foods, but what do they really do? Although benign sounding, additives are often bad news. Here are some of the most important food additives to avoid the next time you go grocery shopping.

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How to Be a Responsible Tourist


When you’re travelling around the country or exploring the world, do you forget about your green lifestyle? Just because you’re doing things such as creating waste or notching up carbon miles on territories other than your home ground, it doesn’t mean that they don’t count! World Tourism Day is coming up on the 27th of September, so don’t forget your eco lifestyle at home when leaving on a jet plane. Here is how to be a responsible tourist.


Host the Perfect Banting Braai


At this point in time, everyone knows what banting is and has at least one friend who follows the Tim Noakes’ diet religiously. Luckily, meat is on the green (go!) list so most of the meat that you will serve at your braai is A-OK among banters. The difficulty is preparing desserts and side dishes that don’t include carbohydrates or sugar. Here are a few suggestions: