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Fair Trade Artisan Goods

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Fair Trade Artisan Goods

Your purchase of hemp goods makes a real impact on the artisan women that produce Gaia Guy's back scrubber and hemp wash cloths. Zero waste and plastic-free goods that really make a difference on people and the planet.

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Natural Loofah Kitchen Sponges vs. Synthetic Sponges vs. Greener Clean Sponges

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Natural Loofah Kitchen Sponges vs. Synthetic Sponges vs. Greener Clean Sponges

You likely have a go to sponge or one that your parents used. It may just be that green and yellow one, correct? If not, then some iteration.  Although, I commend the engineers at 3M for coming up with a way to use 100% recycled plastic and even launching a plant-based one too.  Bizarrely they can’t seem to break free from plastic in their packaging. Infuriating and totally at odds with anyone trying to go plastic-free.    Not only that one reviewer on amazon dug deeper and found this disturbing fact:  After speaking with 3M directly about their SCRUBBING sponges, they...

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Health Benefits of Gardening (Now More Than Ever)

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Health Benefits of Gardening (Now More Than Ever)

People struggle with mental health at the best of times, but during COVID-19 uncertainties this becomes terribly amplified. A lot of mental health issues come from social isolation. Despite our uber connected lives. We don't actually get to actually interact with people in real life. If you want to jump to some scientific stuff than have a look at this review which shows that gardening in many iterations can lead to greater well-being and less social isolation. The not so surprising statistics tells the story. There is help out there if you are struggling so follow the link to some daily...

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Zerowaste Challenge - Give it a go!

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Zerowaste Challenge - Give it a go!

So start a zerowaste challenge today. Start with your bathroom even and get a copper tongue cleaner or bamboo toothbrush ;) Note: The product is very close to zero waste, but the packaging is a work in progress. 

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Greenwashing

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Greenwashing

Source: GreenwashingIndex.com Greenwashing is the spin you see organizations put on their so-called eco-friendly products and services to make you feel as if they give a hoot. These companies actually spend more on green marketing, saying "Look! We're green." than they spend on being environmentally sound.   Greenwashing strategies can be as simple as changing the name of a product to sound more natural despite being laden with chemicals to massive green advertising campaigns deliberately misleading or even lying to you. It could be as simple as using a green box. We may say pish posh I'll never fall for that, but incredibly...

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