Do you make these recycling mistakes? Time to rethink your recycling.

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Do you make these recycling mistakes? Time to rethink your recycling - The Urban Ecolife

Now I’m not one to pull the ‘Peeping Tom’ on someone’s trash can and pass judgment on their recycling mistakes and attempt to predict what kind of person they may or may not be based on the fact whether they know how to separate their recyclables from their organics from their landfill (*gasp*, you actually make landfill?). But then again, I did once work as a waste auditor during my university years, so yes, maybe I am that kind of person after all.

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New to Permaculture and Don’t Know Where to Start? Start Here.

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New to Permaculture and don't know where to start..... then start here! - The Urban Ecolife

I’ve been asked on numerous occasions by those dabbling in the art of Permaculture for the first time, where on earth does one start?

 

If I’ve just blown your brains because it is the first time you’ve heard this word even mentioned,  then you should probably get yourself oriented by reading this. THEN, come back here and check out some of these books that I highly recommend you get stuck into, because they will blow your brains further into more smithereens.

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Roasted Broccoli and Zucchini with Feta and Almonds (and a secret ingredient)

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Roasted Broccoli and Zucchini with Feta and Almonds (and a secret ingredient!) | The Urban Ecolife

What’s not to love about a simple side of greens that have been dressed up for the Cinderella Ball with almonds and feta? If you haven’t tried roasted broccoli, you need to jump on this bandwagon STAT. And, if you can’t tell from the picture already, I added another little secret ingredient.

 

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How to Grow Your Own Food in Small Spaces

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How to Grow Your Own Food in Small Spaces - The Urban Ecolife

By Dr. Mercola

 

You probably know already that organic foods are good for you. The major problem most people have with organic food is the expense. However, there are several different ways to radically reduce the cost of your food.

Growing your own is probably one of the best, and can be extremely satisfying. I am convinced that growing sprouts is more practical and useful for most people and takes less space and time but it will be a bit longer before I am able to provide a comprehensive article on how to do that.

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9 Healthy Travel Snacks For The Backpacker Who Prefers Not to Live Off Instant Noodles

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9 Healthy Travel Snacks - The Urban Ecolife

It’s all too easy to forgo your health whilst travelling when adopting the, “I’m on holidays and therefore I’m allowed to indulge and do whatever the hell I want…. again, because I’m holidays.” Yes, ok, in some situations, it’s amazing to indulge. Granted, you are on holidays. I get it. So I’ll let that excuse to slip in on the odd occasion. For some people, taking a short weekend trip or even a trip that’s less than a month, ‘indulging‘ may not be such a big deal. Soon enough, you’ll be home and able to resume life as normal and all will be back to normal. For those of us who are on the road for a prolonged or even undefined period of time, if you maintain this attitude and lifestyle beyond a few weeks, you may simply find yourself either lacking energy, your immune system burned out or yourself locked forever in the toilet cubicle or worse yet, your head in the gutter. All that, and not to mention the rather depressing number dwindling in your bank account.

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June Giveaway! Win a $300 Amazon Gift Card!

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Enter to win a $300 AMAZON GIFT CARD to spend on anything you like!

 

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Earth Lodge: An Eco-Retreat Paradise Outside of Antigua

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Earth Lodge - An Eco-Retreat Paradise Outside of Antigua - The Urban Ecolife

As we winded our way up the mountains and Antigua faded away behind in the background, I suddenly felt a sense of relief. Don’t get me wrong. I loved my time in Antigua, Guatemala. Who could say otherwise when you spent a large portion of that time stuffing your face with some of the best organic chocolate, coffee and macadamias on offer. Not to mention, the luxurious stay at the Yellow House Hostel which I have the The Globetrotting Girls recommendation to thank for. On arrival at this hostel, I couldn’t help but childishly grin as the lady at the desk welcomed me and showed me around, making a point to emphasis the solar power panels on top of the terrace. It was like a little piece of jungle paradise in the middle of Antigua. But this post isn’t about the Yellow House. I’d recommend staying there anyway, even if it was just for the delicious breakfast, comfortable beds, impeccable bathrooms, hot showers, unbeatable ‘all day’ happy hour, and chilled terrace vibe.

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My Visit to an Organic Macadamia Farm Reveals Why Macadamia Lovers Can Rejoice!

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Macadamia Nut Lovers Rejoice! My Visit to an Organic Macadamia Farm Reveals Why! - The Urban Ecolife

I never intended this blog to become a travel blog and it won’t, for the most part anyway. So don’t fret. My intention has, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, to share with you The Urban Ecolife. My life right now though, being on the road and exploring the wonderful diversity of the world, is something I cannot NOT share with you. The incredible glimpses into other ways of life that reflect the ecolife I want to embody myself is too good of an experience to pass up on sharing. So share I will and gladly so. Buckle up. Today, we venture to the delectable organic macadamia nut farm located on the outskirts of Antigua, Guatemala.

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