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How to ditch single-use bottles and save money

How to ditch single-use bottles and save money

Water - it's an essential part of how we work and how we live. And sadly, it's become normalised to drink water from a plastic bottle. I still remember the first time I saw plastic bottled water, I was at university at the time, the late 90s. I remember buying a...

What You Need to Know about the TTDI

What You Need to Know about the TTDI

What's new in the updated Travel and Tourism Development Index framework? Formerly the 'Travel and Tourism Competitive Index' a new title and a new 'sub-index' for sustainability are the two significant changes that I noted upon reading the May 2022 Insight Report 1....

3 pillars of sustainable tourism

3 pillars of sustainable tourism

Community, Environment and Economic SustainabilityThis article was originally published in the PATA bulletin in October 2019. The magic formula for sustainable tourism is community, environment and economy, when these three things are in balance then we can truly say...

The best UN Sustainable Development Goal is number 12!

The best UN Sustainable Development Goal is number 12!

Why SDG 12 is the best (IMO)What are the UN SDGs?Real quick, the United Nations Sustainable Development goals are 17 goals that are an urgent call to action for all, in order to achieve the 2030 agenda for sustainable development. Which stems from the true sense and...

6 year anniversary!

6 year anniversary!

It's hard to believe it's been 6 years since I bravely put my hand up to speak at an Earth Day event in 2015. I was pretty new to Siem Reap, I'd been thinking about how I could run a Plastic Free July awareness event and the call for speakers came up. I said yes...

The most effective way to make your business sustainable

The most effective way to make your business sustainable

If you get this right, everything will become easierWhat's the secret to success?I've worked with people from over 300 businesses and what stands out to me, is that the businesses who succeed work as a team. They identify leaders (not necessarily management), they set...

How we’re recycling ourselves to death

How we’re recycling ourselves to death

How we're recycling ourselves to death It's time to stop making excuses!I felt compelled to write this after some comments on my Instagram page about how a particular company are eco friendly because their packaging is recyclable. They commented multiple times and...

Rebuilding

Rebuilding

It's time...What does the rest of 2020 look like?What a freaking year! And we've still got 3 months to go. On the eve of my 1 year anniversary of returning to Australia, I reflect on the cement mixer it feels like my life has been through and that since March, the...

How to make hand cream

Quantity approx 100mlsTime: 5-10minsWhy you'd want to make thisThis is a very simple recipe that makes a hand cream that is luxurious and natural. And you can replenish your supply from your pantry! Ingredients 9 teaspoons of olive or almond oil 9 teaspoons of...

Tea, glorious plastic-free, pesticide-free, tea…

Tea, glorious plastic-free, pesticide-free, tea... The search for the perfect tea... One of the first things I learned doing Plastic Free July in 2014 was that tea bags have plastic in them! Whaaaaat???? Further investigation lead me to discover how much pesticide is...

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