In defense of the Lady who hasn’t washed her hair in 5 years and my experience with the ‘no poo method’

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 My experience with the 'no poo method' and why do I bother - The Urban Ecolife

Who knew that something so innocent would stir up such controversy!

 

Despite my preference to avoid conflict and step aside when matters of particular ‘female interest’ spark a viscous feline-like brawl, I couldn’t withhold my inner cat woman from getting her claws out and having her two cents worth. Especially pertaining to a particular topic so close to my heart. And oh the timing of it all just when I have been experimenting with such a project myself. So I felt compelled to shed some light on the situation. 

Not to worry, I keep my nails finely manicured so there won’t be too much scratching

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Are we Greenwashing Sustainability?

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Are we Greenwashing Sustainability? - The Urban Ecolife

Sustainability. It seems to be the catchword of the last decade. It often sets off a chain reaction in people and they might be heard mumbling other words under their breath in response, such as greenie, hipster or worse, hippie *gasp*. Read more ..

Compost that doesn’t smell? The answer to every city dweller’s prayers – Bokashi Composting

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A city friendly composting unit... and you don't even need worms! Say goodbye to smelly compost! - The Urban Ecolife

If composting was pretty, everyone would be doing it.

If composting was easy, everyone would be doing it.

If composting didn’t smell like a bunch of rotting scraps, everyone would be doing it.

 

So what if composting could be all these things. Would people actually do it?

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Healing through nature and what the heck is Biophilia

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Healing through nature and what the heck is Biophilia


Mother Nature is a gift to mankind.

 

It’s a gift we are so blessed to have.

 

It’s one that has the potential to heal. A gift that is forgiving. One that can bring a sense of ‘zen’ to life. One that human creations pale in comparison to.

 

When we carelessly destroy, exploit and stomp the hell all over it with our burdensome carbon footprints, we are in essence, damaging the delicate tie between Mother Nature and Man.

Think of it this way.

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Should you be concerned of Salmonella in eggs?

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Should you be concerned of Salmonella in eggs

The race that stops a nation really did stop us in our tracks this year but for all the wrong reasons.

 

The Melbourne Cup, Australia’s biggest horse racing event of the year, sees to hundreds of private office functions being hosted around the country to watch the inaugural event and down a few free booze and waste away an afternoon in the office. It’s all in the name of tradition folks.

In my humble home of Brisbane, however, all was not glam, fillies, frocks and champagne. There was most certainly a rotten smell to the festivities. A headline graced our newspapers for reasons I’m sure one poor catering company could probably do without.

 “One dead, 200 ill after salmonella outbreak linked to Melbourne Cup functions

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The impact of herbicides on the decline of the Monarch Butterfly

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The impact of herbicides on the decline of the monarch butterfly

Image Credit: Tiago J. G. Fernandes

Who doesn’t like butterflies? I for one LOVE them.

They would have to be one of the most beautiful and innocent creatures out there. The monarch butterfly in particular provides a glorious show each year as they migrate over a 1000 miles through North America and even through parts of Australia.

It may be (and should be!) sad news for some to learn that this annual phenomenon is in danger. The monarch butterfly’s population is experiencing a sharp decline. It’s hard to say where its future lies, but read on to learn more about what we can do to try and steer it in the right direction.

It’s a twisted story that’s heavily rooted in the growing use of agrochemicals on GM crops.

 

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Deck the Halls with Bows of Green – making your festive season eco-friendly

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Ever wondered what half of these festive holidays we celebrate year in year out are actually about?

Eco-friendly festive season

Are you also sick and tired of the same gift giving and recited events over and over?

Have you wondered what impact all this is having on the world around you?

 

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Is your body hate costing you more than just money?

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Have you ever thought of body hate costing you?

 Body hate

“Body Hate has a cost. It can cost you money, that’s true, but it can cost you time. And more importantly, body hate can steal your peace of mind and enjoyment of life.” Read more ..