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The Benefits of Minimalism For Both You and the Planet

“The things you own end up owning you” – Fight Club, 1999 Let’s talk minimalism. We can all agree that the minimalist lifestyle and fashion have become quite trendy. Marie Kondo’s book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying made a lot of noise when it came out. The Minimalists Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus…

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Keep Your Home Clean With Two Natural Ingredients

Who doesn’t love to return to a beautiful and clean home? We all have different routines when it comes to keeping our homes spotless, but have you ever wondered about the kind of chemicals and toxins lurking in your cleaning products? The truth is, the stuff you may be using to scrub that dirt away…

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The Benefits of a Cruelty-Free Beauty Routine

What comes to your mind when you think of the beauty industry? Have you ever wondered how your favorite products are made, what they contain and what kind of animal testing they go through? In the U.S. alone, over 100 million animals are tortured and killed as a result of animal testing per year.  However, being…

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Natural Remedies to Boost Your Skin Care Routine

Fun fact: our skin is our largest organ. This means that taking good care of our skin is crucial, as our health and well being relies on it. The market has tapped into this need, and as a result there is a wide range of beauty and skin products out there. However, that doesn’t mean…

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5 Top Tips for the Eco-Friendly Traveler

Bali, one of the hottest destinations for the last decade has declared a “garbage emergency.” Images of its beautiful beaches, covered in plastic and trash have circulated the net. If like many people, you too enjoy travelling the world and seeing all its stunning corners, then let’s make a deal – right here and right…

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Top Middle Eastern Foods to Spice up Your Vegan Diet

There’s a myth that Middle Eastern food and culture aren’t compatible with vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. This perception could not be more false. I am here to show you how some of the most delicious and popular vegan dishes are, in fact, from the Middle East–I mean we are the undisputed champions of hummus, after all….

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Everyday Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Consumption

Let’s talk plastic. Whether we’re talking about environmental sustainability or our health, there’s one thing for certain: plastic is harmful, wasteful and toxic. The chemicals found in plastic can cause serious health issues that impact our wellbeing. And while many of us recycle, the truth is, plastic never breaks down. It’s estimated that by 2050…

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6 Gift Ideas for the Green Gift Giver This Season

The holidays are around the corner. For a lot of people who celebrate this time of year, exchanging gifts is an important part of festivities. If you don’t celebrate, then perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift idea for friends and family who do. The gifts we buy say a lot about who we are and…

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Here Are 5 Ways You Can Reduce Your Trash Production

(Getty Images) For the last few years, I have tried to live without waste. My journey towards a zero-waste lifestyle started when I came across Bea Johnson and her book, “Zero Waste Home.” Today, I am here to share my tips for living a trash-free life – a life with more intention, more experiences and fewer…

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epa02727213 Seagulls fly over a waste disposal in Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, 11 May 2011. The 11 March earthquake and tsunami turned entire coastal cities into rubble creating an estimate amount of 100 million tons of waste. Such an amount will have an impact of the recovery speed and on the environment of the affected area. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Ever Wondered What Islam Has to Say About Waste and Environmental Sustainability?

“But waste not by excess: for Allah loveth not the wasters” (Quran 6:141) When it comes to the topic of waste, there’s one thing for sure: Islam isn’t indifferent. The concept of waste (Israaf) comes up considerably in the Quran and there are no blurred lines. It’s crystal clear: it’s never excused. On a religious and…

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Why Our Food Matters More Than You Think

Have you ever wondered how your food ends up on your plate? The truth is, when it comes to environmental sustainability, economic stability and world hunger, food plays a pretty important role. There are many factors that make for a sustainable eating culture that go unnoticed as we produce food on a much larger scale…