Small actions add up to big impacts. For the month of October, I challenge you to change one habit for the earth through @nweiecochallenge
Read more about it on my latest blog!
🚨 LAST DAY TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY‼️
🌴Rainforests affect us all, no matter where in the world we live. Did you know that sand from East African deserts can be seen from space, traveling across the oceans to provide fertilizer for the Amazon floor? Our planet is incredible and it is inextricably linked.
🌍🌏🌎 At the Rainforest Alliance, we know there is no Planet B, and that inspires our work around the world to help people and nature thrive in harmony. Instead of losing hope in the face of critical issues such as climate change and increasing biodiversity loss, it is important to remember the individual power we all have. As consumers, we can help advance sustainable land-use and business practices. We can choose which organizations to support with our donations. We can purchase only those goods and services whose production did not harm forests, biodiversity, or communities, including products with the Rainforest Alliance Certified “green frog” seal. And finally, we can learn why the choices we make matter so much, and then share what we learn with our communities.
Together we can work for a world in which people and nature thrive in harmony.
👉🏽GIVEAWAY ENTRY-QUESTION: What gives you hope for our future? How have you learned to live in harmony with the planet? Tell us in the comments and tag two friends to enter!
Photo courtesy of @nasa. #rainforestalliance#FollowTheFrog#rainforestalliancecertified#sustainableliving#sustainablefuture
Here is a quick, small yet important campaign video I was casted in not too long ago and just got officially released last Thursday. It was designed for the city council's outlined goal plan to act and adapt accordingly for the efforts of a sustainable future for the city of Port Phillip. The next 10 years into 2027 are undoubtedly critical.
Via site: "Our Council Plan outlines what we want to see by 2027 and how we will achieve it.
A GREENER, COOLER AND MORE LIVEABLE CITY
Increasing canopy cover and diversity of tree species across our streets and open spaces.
Facilitating the greening of our built environment, through green roofs, walls and facades.
A CITY WITH LOWER CARBON EMISSIONS
Reducing Council energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Facilitating a reduction in community greenhouse gas emissions by partnering with the community and private sector.
Promoting sustainable and low energy precinct infrastructure, including in Fishermans Bend.
A CITY THAT IS ADAPTING AND RESILIENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Increasing community resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Requiring development to adapt to and positively influence the local climate.
Managing and reducing the impacts of flooding and sea level rise.
A WATER SENSITIVE CITY
Reducing potable water consumption by encouraging more efficient water use and establishing alternative water sources.
Improving the quality of water entering Port Phillip Bay and increasing ground permeability.
A SUSTAINED REDUCTION IN WASTE
Reducing waste and maximising recycling and diversion from landfill through service innovation and facilitating community action.
Managing waste collection to improve amenity and achieve cleaner streets, public spaces and foreshore areas." Big up to FILMTIME CREW having me on board! For more info head over to➡➡: sustainableportphillip.com
Full video in bio or ⏩⏩https://vimeo.com/290192469
Have a tremendous week y'all.
One love🙏❤ X
VILLAGE TIME | One of my greatest joys is spending time with our artisans in the small weaving hamlets where they live and work. It’s a privilege to spend more and more time here as our collective businesses grow. It was always our intention to support as many weaving communities as we can through offering the world a quality product that is not only handmade but a product that is uncompromised in terms of how it’s produced, this includes the economic growth of the villages in which we work, this can only be achieved by ensuring weavers are properly paid for the incredible work they do, it can only be achieved by selling flatwoven rugs at fair prices around the world, prices that represent the integrity with which they are made. Our intentions remain unchanged. We continue to produce the best, the most beautiful flatwoven rugs and at the same time providing continued and consistent employment for artisans who are becoming dangerously close to extinction #longliveartisans#truesustainability#thinkbeforeyoubuy#cheaperisnotalwaysbetter
I've slacked off lately and I'll be honest, you have to be super organised to maintain less waste but I'm out here giving it a go to create a better future for erryone. 👨👩👧👦 Make a sustainable choice today!
🌅The sun has just set here on Kaua’i on the first day of Autumn. The Autumn Equinox is a day of transition, a day of balance, a day of intention. 💫With the changing of the seasons it’s a good time to set into motion new practices and passions to carry us towards our best selves. I want to encourage you to commit to something awesome such as:
✼ setting aside time to volunteer with a cause that your heart feels drawn to
✼ signing up for that course you’ve always wanted to take
✼ pick a day to attend that new workout/yoga class you’ve been meaning to go to
If you’ve been putting it off, now is the time when the seasonal shift will help support your newest goal!
For me, I celebrated Autumn’s return by signing my lease for the shop (coming so soon💕✨) and signing up for a new series of classes designed for Lady Entrepreneurs of Kaua’i created by @lei_of_kauai.
What’s your new thing?
Shine On Lilikoi Luxe loves ✨
What if you could change the world simply by changing the way you travel? @impacttravelalliance
#sustainabletravel tip: these @lushcosmetics shampoo and conditioner bars can be a great addition to your travel kit. You can even buy #reusable tins to make packing them up a **snap** .
Also pictured, my @anthropologie and @urbanexpressions vegan leather bags.
Today we are so excited to be shooting the collection “Surrender” campaign and lookbook.... it’s been a big year for us... preparing for this moment and we can’t wait to share all the beautiful photos with you all soon....the new styles and new fabrics and new colours... are gorgeous and Thankyou to everyone who is already on the waiting list.... it’s really humbling the excitement for this collection...🙏🏻🏹xxx
The stunning Scarlet Macaw 🌈 Macaws are the largest parrot in the world, reaching lengths of 38 inches from beak to tail. They can live up to 50 years in the wild. A beautiful fact about them is they mate for life. Macaws are very vocal, you'll hear them before you see them, giving you time to scan the sky before they pass by.
The biggest threats to Scarlet Macaws are deforestation and poaching. We have set aside 200 acres of wildlife refuge that borders a Costa Rican national park. From our homes and throughout the campus it is common to spot these majestic birds flying over. Every once in a while you get lucky enough to admire them perched in a tree. #bird_lovers#scarletmacaw#birding#travelcostarica
Support your small business - especially when their values align with your own! Check out @timberchild online! #ecobags .
#repost @timberchildI get a lot of questions about what eco friendly brands we like to use so I thought we would share some of our favourite #plasticfree children's products with you. For our water bottles and stainless tumblers I love @kleankanteen. We use @purastainless for our baby bottles. They come with insulated options and you can change the spout from slow flow nipple to sippy cup without having to buy new bottles. I make baby balm for the kids so we save $$ and don't have to throw away individual containers. For non toxic tableware and toys we obviously use our wooden plates and natural products 😉 Our recycled cotton kids' lunch bags are made in North America and I have handstamped our logo to add some colour. They will be available on the site soon! I love @onyxcontainers for stainless popsicle molds in the summer. This is not a sponsored post by any means. When I find a brand that stands up to everyday use and is non toxic I feel like I should share with others. This is only a few so I'll try and get around to some other favourites later this month. Feel free to tag some businesses or brands you like that are trying to make a difference 😊 .
When I researched about cork leather I was blown away how it was harvested. This is the most sustainable sourcing of material I have ever discovered and the material is soft, durable, water, and stain resistant. Grab the beautiful cork tote of customize a cork pouch!!
Don't forget your reusable bags when doing your grocery shopping this weekend! They make the whole thing a bit prettier, don't you agree? These were my purchases just a week or two ago and I already miss those end of season tomatoes..... #marketday#fruitandveg#zerowasteshopping
I feel very blessed to live in Australia, the beaches are cleaner, safer, with recycling bin access. When traveling and we see places like the 2nd photo, it breaks our heart. .
Our family pick up and recycle litter wherever we go, with a mentality of a minimum #3forthesea when at the beach, which I believe everyone is capable of doing, where recycling is available.
Buying less/bulk, making your own products, growing your own food and picking up and recycling are all super simple ways to prevent further waste ending up in the #greatpacificoceangarbagepatch harming our health, our environment, oceans and animals worldwide.
"A 2018 study, using data from vessel and aircraft surveys, found that 79,000 tons of plastic are floating in an area spanning 1.6 million square kilometers (about 618,000 square miles).
Unlike most other trash, plastic isn't usually biodegradable, leaving it to float there forever. Sunlight does eventually "photodegrade" the bonds in plastic polymers, reducing it to smaller and smaller pieces, but that just makes matters worse. The plastic still never goes away; it just becomes microscopic and may be eaten by tiny marine organisms, entering the food chain." Excerpts from article by Russell McLendon, March 2018.
I keep having those doubts again. The ones that tell me I’ll never get my business to the point where I can pay myself...and I NEED to be able to pay myself. Either luckily or foolishly I can still hear a much quieter voice that reminds me that I definitely won’t get there if I don’t keep going 🤞🏼#fingerscrossed#gottapaythembills
Still dreaming about last month’s #StudyHall event in Los Angeles ✨ We had the absolute pleasure of joining forces with the powerful minds behind @thelibrary_eco, @mitmedialab, @gstarraw + @acehotel to contribute to this important conference and educational event. Changemakers, industry leaders, climate scientists, activists + more came together to discuss one of the most pressing questions of our joint efforts: How do we make a sustainable future more inclusive? A big congratulations to @celinecelines for the bringing together of such incredible forces for this successful event! Read more about the day’s important panels (one of which led by our very own, @laurenbfay!), workshops, and presentations now on the blog 👉 #linkinbio
📸: Image and blog post courtesy of @ecologiqfashion 💞
@fash_rev @theslowfactory #fashrevusa#fashrev#fashionrevolution#studyhallla#slowfactory#sustainablefashion#ethicalfashion#inclusivity#sustainablefuture
#impossibletrendsfriday 🎉🎉 From new metropolitans to transformative transport and immersive advertising, the smart cities market will be worth $3.5tn by 2026 (Stylus, 2018).⠀
As result, countries are investing in not only building sustainable cities for the future but also in finding ways to leverage wellbeing and health.⠀
Lyseparken in Norway will be one of the first star cities using new technology that enables smaller data centres to be constructed in urban areas and to be also used as community hubs for socializing.⠀
In the US, researchers are using a machine-learning algorithm to find out how to build future cities that improve the health and wellbeing of their residents.⠀
The initial research has found that green urban areas with widely spaced buildings correlated with lower obesity rates, as these features facilitate physical activity.⠀
Photo by @ellenjantzen
Mama's this is awesome for those outgrown clothes or fabric itema that aren't in donate condition.
I love that I found a place I can donate the stuff that would normally go in a landfill 💛 and I get tonsave some cash on stylin' my kiddies.
@hm is always a go to for cute and unique outfits that fit all budgets.
Reduce, reuse, recycle.
Another take on lettuce. Our seedlings are ready to leave their germination stage, and through proper care and supervision they’ll be moved to their next stage: growth. This is done under LED lighting. What are your thoughts on this new sustainable technology? #agtech#foodsupply#indoorfarming