Article Title: Are you being greenwashed? Tips for shopping sustainably
Be wary of vague words like eco, earth, green, friendly and gentle, which can be mixed and matched to create a phrase that sounds environmentally conscious but doesn’t necessarily mean anything. How to recognise greenwashing and shop sustainably.
Article Title: Turn your space into an organic garden
City dwellers can still grow their own organic gardens- you just have to be creative about the space. Have a look at our tips to grow healthy produce that is better for you and the environment.
Article Title: Gardening for wellness and the environment
There are many benefits of gardening besides exercise – it can be great for the planet and also for our own wellbeing!
Article Title: Grow herbs and help the planet
Herbs are not only a wonderful addition to meals and drinks (use to make herbal teas), they are easy to grow and require comparatively very little space and TLC. If, like me, you’re a city dweller with minimal space to spare but want to gain the most from what you have, a herb garden is perfect. Plus growing your own food can help take the pressure off the overworked global food system so that challenges like an increasing population (and a wobbly climate) can be addressed.
We recently caught up with Tony, our general manager of operations and procurement at our manufacturing facility Eco Tech. He shared with us how supporting his local community has been a key part of family life and how he’s working more towards living off the land.
Article Title: Choose good chocolate this Easter
‘Good’ chocolate is chocolate made of ingredients sourced from ethical and sustainable farms, where farm workers are adults who are paid a fair price - and work under fair conditions. While Easter brings chocolatey smiles to kids’ faces, sadly this isn’t the case for the children working on cocoa farms along the Ivory Coast of West Africa.
Article Title: Infographic: creating a garden to help the planet
Article Title: Malcolm Rands’ tips for good health
There’s no avoiding nasty chemicals. We’re exposed to them every day in the air around us, the food we eat and the water we drink, the things we use to furnish our home and the products we use to clean our bodies and the rooms in our houses. Malcolm Rands, co-founder of ecostore, shares his tips on how to help your body work at its best and mount a defence against exposure to toxins.