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Plastic in our oceans: How serious is the problem, really?

Day in and day out we hear about the tremendous amount of waste that is floating about in the ocean, and the impact it is having. Between the Great Pacific garbage patch (which is estimated to range between 700,000-15,000,000 square kilometres), the recent news report...

How to Beat the Winter-Time Blues

We’re currently in the thick of winter, and like many others I get a touch of the winter time blues (or seasonal affective disorder). According to mayoclinic.org, “seasonal affective disorder, [aptly named] SAD, is a type of depression that's related to changes in...

Biodegradable vs. Compostable, and the difference between the two.

With the environmental impact of plastic now well-known world wide, many companies are moving towards making packaging either biodegradable or compostable. While we see these words plastered on items daily, do we actually know what they mean, or understand what they...

The best apps and websites to help reduce your carbon footprint.

How can I help? With so much of our daily lives involving our mobile phones and the internet, there are multiple resources at our fingertips that can help to lessen the load that we place on the environment.ecosia.org As we’ve talked over before here at Kindred...

Reusable Replacements for Single-Use Items.

Take a minute to think about what you toss into the bin in a day. A coffee pod from your Nespresso in the morning, a serviette that came with your breakfast from the cafe down the road, take-away cutlery with your lunch order, the multiple tissues that are keeping...

Is it ethical? 5 things to look for in a brand.

Stepping into the world of ethical, slow fashion can be a daunting task. There are so many brands claiming to be ethical, sustainable, organic - but how many of them actually are? How can you tell if a brand truly is ethical? Thankfully there are a number of things to...

Zero-Waste Vegan Banana Bread | Recipes

Winter has just arrived in Australia, and that means I’m looking for any excuse to use the oven so the residual heat warms my house up…okay, I’m also really, really keen on baked goods! This week, I’ve baked some vegan banana bread. A little, odd fact about me is that...

Modes of transport, and their effect on the environment (and your body!).

I first moved to Australia in 2015. Before this, I was living in Oklahoma, smack in the middle of the United States. In Oklahoma, we have a shoddy public transport system consisting of only busses, and the VERY rare tram. No one walks anywhere, everyone bikes less...

The Importance of Organic.

Back in 2011, right as I graduated high school, I decided to start buying all of my food organic. Now, I didn’t do this to be ‘healthier’ or ‘because I wanted to help the environment’ or even because ‘I cared about what was going in my body’. I started buying...

Changing how we consume, and sometimes choosing not to consume at all.

How much of this stuff do we actually need to spend our hard earned money on? Everyday we’re faced with consuming choices; to buy the pastry that’s tempting us in the bakery display case, to purchase the top that just went on sale, to pick up that new kitchen gadget...

How to Beat the Winter-Time Blues

We’re currently in the thick of winter, and like many others I get a touch of the winter time blues (or seasonal affective disorder). According to mayoclinic.org, “seasonal affective disorder, [aptly named] SAD, is a type of depression that's related to changes in...

Is it ethical? 5 things to look for in a brand.

Stepping into the world of ethical, slow fashion can be a daunting task. There are so many brands claiming to be ethical, sustainable, organic - but how many of them actually are? How can you tell if a brand truly is ethical? Thankfully there are a number of things to...

Zero-Waste Vegan Banana Bread | Recipes

Winter has just arrived in Australia, and that means I’m looking for any excuse to use the oven so the residual heat warms my house up…okay, I’m also really, really keen on baked goods! This week, I’ve baked some vegan banana bread. A little, odd fact about me is that...

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