Palm oil is used loads of everyday products – from packaged foods like bread, chocolate and ice cream to personal care products such as lipstick, shampoo and detergent. Up to 50 percent of the products we use on a daily basis contain palm oil. But this inexpensive and commonly used vegetable oil comes at a high environmental cost.
Kimberly Sayer – Founder, owner and executive chairman for the skin care brand ‘Kimberly Sayer’ shares her thoughts on organic and green practices, career highlights, daily regime and her brand vision.
This Saturday the 6th of August, will be yet another action packed Organic & Green Expo hosted in the Sydney exhibition centre.
Be blown away by a natural feast of organic beauty, organic foods, homewares and plenty of fun.
Where is it? You’re asking!
Hall 3, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour
Saturday 6 August 2010, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Sunday 7 August 2010, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Nothing to do this Sunday??
If you live in New South Wales, the Bannerman Fresh Food Farmer’s Market can be the perfect way to spend your Sunday.
The popular “Trattoria 42 Bannerman” in Glenhaven NSW will host a scrumptious Bannerman Farmer’s Feast and a fresh food farmers market on Sunday the 3rd July.
How does an extra $10 a week sound? How about an extra 50…….What about an extra $100
By making a few small changes to your lifestyle, you can boost your bank account as well as reducing your impact on the environment.
Here are some eco friendly facts to consider
* Replacing your light bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs can save you around $100 a year.
* Turning off your appliances, rather than leaving them on standby can save you nearly $100 a year.
* By air-drying your clothes in the sun as opposed to a clothes dryer can save you a massive $500 per year.
* By shopping for what you need and not throwing out food can save your hundreds of dollars on your annual food bill.
Thanks to the great Valentines marketing hype, this year on February 14th 2011, it is estimated that valentines day will be bigger than ever. When I’m talking about big, I’m not referring to the event itself, I’m talking about the big money that we will be spent on flowers and gifts and the big environmental resources we’ll be consuming.
Here are some staggering numbers for you to ponder upon for Valentines Day.
Trends indicate that in 2011, the beauty cosmetic and skin care industry will be greener than ever.
What does this mean when we say greener than ever?
Experts at the “Mintel Beauty Innovation” centre sees an increasingly more “Down to Earth” trend with the beauty industry with emphasis on sustainability issues and a marketing geared towards green beauty.
Will I live to see the day when ‘A’ list supermodels are walking down the catwalk with eco designer clothes, or ‘A’ celebrities walking down the red carpet with green eco garments? For now the world of green fashion designers is still a pretty small one.
But eco designers like Meiling Chen have reinforced my believe that the world of eco fashion is not too far away.
Is Santa a good role model when it comes to being eco friendly? Apart from the eco slay which only uses 12 reindeers to power up, I see Santa as being a big contributor to our Christmas eco crisis.
The reindeers (especially Rudolf) emits a fair share of carbon dioxide after every meal, countless trees are sacrificed for all the wrapping paper used for presents, and the toy factories in the North Pole must be emitting way too much carbon and melting the polar ice caps.
And I’ll probably be making a call to the RSPCA (Animal Rescue) to report Santa’s abuse to animals. Getting those reindeers to travel around the world in one day must be a torture for them.
Santa, here are a few Eco Christmas tips you may want to consider:
Greening the planet can begin with greening your workplace.
You can get a few beautiful plants to decorate your surroundings and call your office ‘green’. But there are many more ways you can push the eco boundaries.
Greening your work is simple, here are a few tips to help you get started. Lets hop on the green bandwagon and transform our work into something more sustainable and eco friendly.