Your Sustainable Lifestyle Checklist – A Universal Perspective

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“Small positive acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.”

Anon

 

A sustainable lifestyle certainly is possible for those who have chosen apartment living and also for adventurous families who reside and travel between countries and cultures. Those whose life is full of unpredictable variables, in countries where sustainable awareness is still evolving, need to be kind to themselves and remember they can still stand by their values even when having to allow flexibility within their commitment.

Inspired to coincide with Plastic Free July, this post is full of constructive and actionable sustainable lifestyle suggestions. The intention is to encourage small and positive eco-friendly changes, with a strong focus on how to reduce unnecessary waste.

The format has been kept simple with highlighted links to posts which are written in more detail. Read more »

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Exciting Turtle Tales from Saadiyat: Rescue Rehabilitate Release

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‚ÄúYou cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.‚ÄĚ

Jane Goodall

 

Turtles are a hot topic of conversation in the UAE at the moment which is partly due to World Turtle Day, held annually on the 23 May. Environmental groups celebrated this day by holding official events to release rehabilitated Hawksbill Turtles back into their natural ocean environment. Here in Abu Dhabi 49 Hawksbill Turtles and 1 Loggerhead Turtle were released at the beach at Emirates Palace and 12 Hawksbill Turtles at Saadiyat Island.

And did you know it is also nesting season‚Ķ? Read more »

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1000 Nights Camp – Why You Need To Go Glamping In Oman

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‚ÄúLife is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.‚ÄĚ

Anonymous

 

Camels, sand¬†dunes, exotic sunsets and luxury tents – desert ‚Äėglamping‚Äô is without a doubt one experience you must enjoy for yourself if you are lucky enough to be exploring the Middle East.

In this post our family adventure in Oman continues and our road trip takes us to 1000 Nights Camp, located in the heart of Wahiba Sands. Time to head ‚Äėoff grid‚Äô and enjoy the custom built comforts designed to provide insights into the nomadic lifestyle of the desert-dwelling Bedouins. Read more »

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Wadi Bani Khalid: Unique Family Adventure in the Desert of Oman

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‚ÄúWe travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.‚ÄĚ

Anonymous

 

What makes the Sultanate of Oman unique is the combination of historical settlements, diverse landscape and ecological history, topped off with the warm welcome from the proud locals. In fact, those of us who have visited this Middle Eastern country have shared so many positive experiences, Oman has been listed as one of the Top Tourist Destinations of 2016. Read more »

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Fashion Revolution Week – the most perfect time for a #haulternative

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“Clothes aren’t¬†going¬†to¬†change¬†the¬†world. The¬†women¬†who¬†wear¬†them¬†will”.

Anne Klein 

 

It’s Fashion Revolution Week and this year I would like to¬†share¬†a selection of ‘2hand’ outfits in support of their ‘#haulternative’ campaign. An¬†initiative designed to start conversations around fun,¬†practical¬†and environmentally friendly¬†alternatives to¬†buying new, when your wardrobe needs refreshing. Read more »

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Earth Hour At The Ritz, Enjoying A Blind Dinner In The Dark

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Anne Frank

 

Enjoying a blind dinner on the beach is what initially attracted my attention, closely followed by the intrigue of a secret menu prepared with energy saving methods and organic ingredients. A table for two under the stars, listening to the sound of the ocean, really does sound like the perfect way to spend Earth Hour right?

Such a shame Mother Nature had other ideas – or was it‚Ķ Read more »

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