Think global, act local, right? Is it really that easy? It is if you do it one step at a time, or one month at a time. Join JULIE as she embarks on the G Challenge, where she vows to take on whatever green commitment we throw at her.
If you're a loyal customer of a cosmetics company that uses petroleum-based cosmetics, why not use that to persuade them to change their ways?
One way we can reduce our consumption of petrochemical-filled body care products is to use less of them in the first place. I'm not suggesting we stop bathing altogether, though!
I've got a stash of un-eco-friendly soaps and bath bubbles given to me as a gift. Should I use them or give them away? It's a sticky issue.
As we work on our petroleum-based cosmetics challenge, it’s good to see if there’s any useful tips we can get from our previous challenges. Let's look at packaging, buying in bulk, and multi-purpose products.
My last few posts have been on the girly side: makeup and body scrubs and essential oils. That doesn’t mean you fellas are off the hook though - I know you’re using a few bathroom products too!
Today I tried out a few homemade body care ideas. After a few false starts, it turned out pretty well. I’d love to hear more tried and true ideas from our readers - let us know if you’ve got a favourite DIY makeup or bath recipe.
Did you find as many petroleum-based cosmetics in your bathroom as I did? If so, here's how to find some eco-friendly replacements.
Take a look at the labels on your cosmetics - do they have byproducts of the petrol-making process in there? Our challenge this month is to ditch those and find some eco-friendly and healthy replacements.
You might be surprised which groups support the new carbon tax which starts next year - it's not just greenies and scientists. Find out who else thinks there are benefits to getting on with pricing carbon...
It’s my birthday next weekend, so I’ve been thinking about gift-giving this week. Do people give you eco-themed gifts? I’ve received a few over the years, but not as many as you might think.