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  1. What is Earth Hour, and why it's more important than ever

    What is Earth Hour, and why it's more important than ever

    As we entered the new decade with the world literally on fire, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore that we need to take drastic action when it comes to preserving our natural resources, sooner rather than later.

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  2. Best workouts for a small space

    Best workouts for a small space

    No space or equipment? Want to work out? No problem! In fact, this is an absolute favourite of mine – I love working out using just my own body weight for resistance and conditioning. And the small space means I have all I need at hand and don’t need to clear anything away, move furniture or avoid exercising due to the location I’m in.
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  3. Moving towards zero waste grocery shopping

    Moving towards zero waste grocery shopping

    Does the term ‘zero waste shopping’ conjure up images of a life spent eating solely dried pulses and nuts? For anyone who’s not an Instagram influencer who’s elevated the virtue of the perfect waste-free pantry to an art form, never fear – there are plenty of ways to reduce your waste while grocery shopping.
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  4. Everything Soup with Spring Onion and Coriander Pesto

    Everything Soup with Spring Onion and Coriander Pesto

    This soup is comforting and full of goodness. Absolutely perfect as the temperature starts to drop. Feel free to use this recipe as a rough framework and substitute the vegetables listed below for whatever you have on hand or growing in the garden.
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  5. Spring Green Salad with Smokey Yoghurt Dressing

    Spring Green Salad with Smokey Yoghurt Dressing

    This spring green salad is a lovely combination of flavours and textures. It’s perfect paired with a simple piece of grilled or BBQ’d protein for a fast, delicious and nourishing meal.
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  6. 6 ways to spring clean your beauty routine

    6 ways to spring clean your beauty routine

    As the chunky knits and heavy coats go back into storage, springtime is a great time to check and refresh your beauty tools, make up and skincare products.
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  7. A style guide to shopping secondhand clothing

    A style guide to shopping secondhand clothing

    With clothing becoming cheaper to buy than ever before, we as consumers are increasingly detached from our purchases. The cost to the environment from water usage and chemical contamination during production is something that we cannot ignore.

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  8. Turning the tide on Ocean Waste Plastic

    Turning the tide on Ocean Waste Plastic

    There was a lot of excitement this month at ecostore with the release of our new Limited Edition Hand Wash, with bottles made from Ocean Waste Plastic.

     

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  9. On seeking the elusive work-life balance

    On seeking the elusive work-life balance

    I’m tired of hearing the stories about people who quit their day job, and now work remotely from a poolside in Bali or found their passion as a fulltime cupcake decorator. Surely that is not the answer for all of us, there has to be a large number of us stuck in the humdrum of fulltime work for society to function as it does.
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  10. Practicing Hygge: The Cosy Antidote To Winter

    Practicing Hygge: The Cosy Antidote To Winter

    My mum immigrated to New Zealand more than a decade before I was born, but even now, I’d say she still hasn’t fully adjusted to the cooler climate. So while I’ve never lived anywhere where it snows during winter, I grew up practicing hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) - the now ridiculously popular Danish concept of cosiness.

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