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Small Ways to Save the Planet - Eco Friendly Shopping

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The planet is what I am truly passionate about and for just over a year now I have been trying to find new ways to lead a more sustainable life. This is something I believe we all need to do and the good news is, it's super easy to make small changes to do so!

Firstly, we have to get the obvious out of the way...GET RID OF THOSE PLASTIC BAGS. You have to be using tote bags and other kind of reusables by now, or at least reusing your plastic bags! Never go to shop empty handed, take a bag with you!

Also, if you're buying loose fruit, stop picking up those pointless little plastic bags to put them in, there's really no need. Seriously, how do they offer any more protecting to your fruit and veg? They don't. I just chuck it in the basket as it is, but if you really want to cover them, get yourself some mesh bags like these

Right, now on to the juicy stuff...fast fashion
Recent studies have found that the textile industry is responsible for the release of more greenhouse …

Small Ways to Save the Planet - Watching TV

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Huuh???? I can save the planet by watching TV? Well, there is a little bit more to it than that but essentially, hell yeah! That's how my passionate for sustainability started, I've always loved documentaries, especially ones about the environment and food, and they are the key factor in what drove me to lead a more sustainable lifestyle.

Everybody should watch more documentaries! They are so fascinating and educational. I try to watch one a month and since having a Netflix subscription that has become far easier. These are my top picks for environmentally educational films and documentaries that you guys should be watching, in no particular order:

1. Cowspiracy

I watched this documentary before I had any desire to change my eating habits but wow, it is something you seriously can't ignore. This environmental documentary delves into the most destructive industry facing our planet today, animal agriculture, and shows us why the biggest environmental organisations aren'…

Small Ways to Save the Planet - Animal Consumption

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I would like to start this post with a DISCLAIMER because I really don't want people to be put off by this post being written by a preachy vegan, which there is no denying I am but it is not what this is going to be. I ate meat for around 18 years of my life and I loved it, sausages and chicken burgers were my favourite thing in the world and I had meat and/or fish so every meal.

It's been about a year since I started to feel a bit weird about eating meat and since then I have come to learn about how unsustainable a meat dependent diet is for the planet, particularly in the Western world.

This is NOT judging. This is NOT arguing. This is just how it is. With that, I hope you decide to continue with this instalment of Small Ways to Save the Planet...pretty please

The planet is what I am truly passionate about and for just over a year now I have been trying to find new ways to lead a more sustainable life. This is something I believe we all need to do and the good news is, it&#…

Small Ways to Save the Planet - Plastic Consumption

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The planet is what I am truly passionate about and for just over a year now I have been trying to find new ways to lead a more sustainable life. This is something I believe we all need to do and the good news is, it's super easy to make small changes to do so!

In this series, we're going to look at the different areas simple changes can be made in day to day life  to have you living a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle in no time.


How to Lower Your Plastic Consumption 
You've seen the dreadful pictures of plastic filled oceans. You've seen the video of the turtle having a straw pulled out of it's nose. You know the stories of turtles eating plastic bags thinking they are jellyfish, penguins having 6-pack rings stuck round their necks, countless wildlife choking on or being poisoned by the deadly chemicals polluting their home. But what can you do about it? Plastic is taking over our lives people! Did you know every toothbrush you have ever used is still out the…

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows | Book Review

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Today I wanted to try something new and write about a book I have recently finished. I've been vegan for just over 6 months and have loved every minute of it, so this was an extremely difficult read, but an important one. I think every vegan/vegetarian has lost sight once or twice or just simply switched back to eating animal products. I personally will never judge someone for slipping up, I've slipped up before and I probably will again and I am not at all proud of it but it happens to the best of us. I found that this book really cements why I have made the decision to switch to veganism and how proud I am of myself.

However, people who do consume animal products should not be put off. Modern day carnism is an extremely interesting, though difficult concept. Now, I am very aware that my turning vegan may not affect the choices of others around me (although it has changed consumption choices of multiple people I know, which makes me extremely happy!), but I really truly beli…

What to Expect...#2

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Well that's that. It's almost a year since we went on our 3 month SE Asia trip and I've finally finished writing about it *pats self on back*. As big of a weight to have been lifted off my shoulders finishing is, I must now answer the ultimate question: WHAT TO DO NEXT

Before I get into that though, I need to just take a moment to be soppy (do excuse me, if you don't like mush please scroll down). It's unbelievable to me that I am actually asking myself what to do next on my blog. I was so embarrassed to start blogging and when I wrote my first post, I thought there were only two ways things could go:

1) Nobody ever reading it apart from myself and becoming so embarrassed I would need to delete all traces of it ever being on the internet
2) Giving up too soon, forgetting about it and then stumbling across it again one day in the future and becoming so embarrassed I would need to delete all traces of it ever being on the internet

Never did I imagine I would actuall…

A City of Nature - The End of Our Adventure

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Well it took me long enough, but I still can't believe this is my last travelling post. I can't think of a better way to end it than with Gardens By The Bay, one of my favourite places from the whole trip. I just love the fact this huge nature park, home to over 1,000,000 plants, is in the middle of the city. It is home to the Dragonfly lake, Heritage Gardens, Cloud Forest, Flower Dome, and of course the magnificent Supertree Grove.




The Flower Dome is the largest glass greenhouse in the world, and obviously is home to an abundance of flowers.










The Cloud Forest hosts a walkway that wraps around a 35m high mountain in the middle of the dome. I am awful with heights so walking this had me scared as hell, especially when my ever so loving boyfriend nudged me, causing me to scream in front of all the other people (including children) walking along it without a care in the world. The walkway had glass panels on either side, which even though I know they are perfectly safe, my brain …