Save Waste… Say NO to Straws!

Straws. Do they bug you as much as they bug me? Thrown into a tall glass without so much as a, ‘Would you like a straw?’ Sometimes they double them up, because that’s what management requests! Yes really, in some places (Centro Lounge), management actually requests that two straws are used per drink (soft drinks,…

Beautiful & Responsible Jewellery…

If, like me, you are a conscious consumer, you are likely to put effort into researching each and every product you purchase, to make sure it is ethical, environmentally friendly and fairly traded. I recently had the pleasure to discover Green Tree Jewelry, a USA based company who make their jewellery in San Diego California,…

Recipe… Kale & Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Pesto is one of the most versatile of sauces, and can make any meal a taste explosion. I like to add my Kale & Pumpkin Pesto to a big bowl of edamame bean spaghetti, for a protein packed, flavour packed, super fast evening meal, but you can add it to just about anything. Pesto is…

Join the Ethical Resistance… Star Wars Shoes!

In a galaxy not so far away, we are reaching a new and exciting phase in the realm of ethical footwear.  For a long time, Po-Zu have topped the Good Shopping Guide ethical rankings table for Footwear. Their shoes are made in a small, eco-friendly, ethical factory in Portugal, and their mission is to halt…

Scrub Naturally with The Salt Parlour

If you already exfoliate your skin, you’ll know how good it feels, and you’ll be enjoying the benefits. Even skin tone, less spots, an even tan, a close shave, and a bright complexion. What’s not to love? Well, some of the ingredients in exfoliating skin products are rather horrible. Including little tiny plastic particles called…

Keep it Clean with Bio-D

There are so many things you can do to connect with nature on World Environment Day. One of the best ways is to look after and protect it. A very simple way to do this is to consider the cleaning products you are using at home – are they full of toxic chemicals and what…

Focus, Stay Awake… then Relax & Enjoy the Summer!

Sometimes modern life requires us to keep going when we’re tired, or stay focused when our brain doesn’t want to think. As a result, we can then find it hard to relax when it’s time to shut down. So, if you’re a student studying for exams, a hard worker with long hours, or you simply…

Reducing Your Plastic Footprint … Bottled Water Be Gone!

Bottled water consumption has tripled over the past 10 years, and this has huge implications on the environment. The production of plastic bottles requires 17 million barrels of oil per year, produces more than 2.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, and uses three times the amount of water than is contained inside the…

Go Dairy Free with Koko…

Did you know that over 75% of the human population worldwide are lactose intolerant? This is totally normal. We are not supposed to drink cows milk. Cows milk is for baby cows. We are, in fact, the only species that drinks milk from another species. Most animals don’t continue to drink milk after infancy, thus…

Wellness Teas from Indigo Herbs

Teas are wonderfully comforting – for me they are part of my daily routine. Particularly in the evening, sometime after dinner, tea provides me with my relaxation, my end of day marker… my “me” time. I also like to use teas for health and well-being. Peppermint tea to help digestion, raspberry leaf for period pains,…

Debut Single from Vegan Musician – Tally Spear

Vegan-British multi-instrumentalist Tally Spear, will be releasing her debut single ‘Wrong Side Of The Road’, on 5th May. Offering a contemporary take on country-tinged Americana folk music, the young artist infuses her 60s leaning songwriting with driving drums, harmonised choruses and a sun-kissed demeanor, which soaked by the energised sound of a harmonica, unveils a…

Vegan Festivals Galore – Leicester & Nottingham

A couple of weeks ago, I attend Leicester’s biggest vegan festival yet – and it was simply wonderful. We ate more cake than you can imagine and chatted to lots of lovely new people. With 100 stalls, 15 caterers and lots of talks and cookery demonstrations, it was a day enjoyed by all.   Regular…