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With no need for a heater or air conditioner, Hamish’s power bills are cheaper than most

In the Fryers Forest, around 50 kilometres south of Bendigo, one group of residents isn’t feeling the rising cost of living as hard as most. Hamish MacCallum is one of 30 people who live in a rural ecovillage, nestled in the forest in Fryerstown. Standing in the kitchen of the house he built himself, he proudly […]

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7 Eco-Friendly Music Festivals, to Jam Out Sustainably

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These Eco-Friendly Air Conditioners Will Lower Your Impact, and the Temperature of Your Home

3. Keystone Energy Star 5,000 BTU Window-Mount Air Conditioner If you’re looking for an energy-efficient unit that will not break the bank, this Keystone AC is a great budget-friendly option. For those wanting to cool a small space, this 5,000 BTU window unit has several energy-saving options such as sleep mode, three cooling fan speeds, […]

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These Human Composting Facilities Are Open for Business — to Deceased People Nationwide

Earth has two facilities, located in Portland, Ore. and Auburn, Wash., both of which are powered by renewable electric energy. Currently, the company is only offering its services to those based in the Pacific Northwest (more details can be found here). Even though transporting dead bodies is legal, Earth believes “doing so undermines one of […]

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Sustainable Dupes for the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

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International Plastic Bag Free Day Is July 3 — Here Are Our Favorite Reusable Bags

Stasher is a Certified B Corp that makes silicone food storage bags that perfectly emulate the classic Ziploc. They come in a variety of colors, sizes, and patterns, they’re freezer-, oven-, boiling water-, and microwave-safe, and they in all different colors, sizes, and patterns. The brand also has a recycling program, for which they’ll send […]

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Camping This Summer? Check Out These Tips to Keep Your Trip Eco-Friendly

Rather than spending money on brand new camping gear, consider purchasing used, or renting your gear. Or, if you already have a tent, sleeping bag, and other supplies, it’s much more sustainable to repair it rather than purchasing a new one every year. Also, take note! Be sure to only camp in designated camping areas […]

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Try Reusable Water Balloons for an Eco-Friendly Summer Battle

To use them, all you need to do is press the ball open, and submerge it in water for three seconds. Once full, you can throw the balls as you would any water balloon, and the water will explode out of the ball. Then, repeat the process. Aqua Balls claims its product is eco-friendly, though […]

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Easy, creative ideas to make your wedding an eco-friendly affair

In India, weddings are synonymous with glamorous celebrations, scrumptious spreads, extravagant décor, and a huge guest list. As such, in most cases, sustainability never makes it to the priority list, and we fail to ascertain the long-lasting impact weddings have on the environment. But, many couples are making a conscious effort to driving a change […]

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Column | Building community resilience through flood memory

Early human settlements flourished on floodplains because they provided fertile land and the convenience of inland navigation. Many of the world’s largest urban agglomerations are still located on floodplains or deltas. Human societies have altered floodplain hydrological regimes and stretched their extremes throughout history, increasing the frequency and severity of floods. In turn, hydrological extremes […]