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5 easy ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your beauty habits

5 easy ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your beauty habits

Beauty products can have such a negative impact on the environment, choking landfills with trash and polluting our waterways. But, did you know that your carbon footprint can be reduced by just making a few tiny changes in your beauty habits? We’ll get there in a second, after shedding some light on the problem as a whole.  When it comes to eco-friendly beauty, there are now a lot of impressive-sounding terms making waves. From “plastic-free”, to “green”, to “clean”, to “sustainable beauty”, to the latest “carbon-neutral beauty” - these eco buzzwords have all grown in popularity, yet … Do we...

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5 easy ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your workday routine

5 easy ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your workday routine

It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by conflicting statistics and information about climate change, carbon footprint, sustainability, and more… We want to make a difference in the world but don’t know where to start. With that in mind and in order to help minimize the information overload, we’ve put together 5 easy ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your workday routine.  First things first, let’s start by introducing some important concepts.  What is a carbon footprint?  Whether we realize it or not, from the moment we wake up to the moment we rest our heads at night, we’re contributing...

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20 mind-blowing reasons why we should be planting trees

20 mind-blowing reasons why we should be planting trees

Think about this: if a simple tree image (yes,  just an image) can make us happier, imagine what a real forest can do. There is little else on Earth that holds as much power as trees. From maple trees to antarctic beech trees - they are all majestic and able to amplify any environment they are in. Many mystical trees stand like sentinels, spreading beauty for decades, or even centuries.  These gentle giants have been our neighbors for as long as we can remember, but… How much do we really know about them? Trees provide so much more than a...

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100‌ ‌simple‌ ‌ways‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌save‌ ‌the‌ planet‌

100‌ ‌simple‌ ‌ways‌ ‌to‌ ‌help‌ ‌save‌ ‌the‌ planet‌

Climate Crisis: so much remains to be done, that it can look overwhelming. But, like every big problem we might face, if we just break it into small little problems and everyone helps a bit, what seems impossible to achieve, can turn into a great achievement.  And yes, we really are trashing the planet at an unprecedented rate. The question is: shouldn’t we individually be doing more about the future we want, and talk less about the future we don’t? Professor Erle C. Ellis from the University of Maryland talks about this in The New York Times’ article “Science Alone...

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