Talking Rubbish

Your Sustainable Lifestyle Checklist – A Universal Perspective

“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 … Continue reading »

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

“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 … Continue reading »

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Local UAE School Shares How To Hold a Successful Beach Clean Up

“Do Something Now. If not you, who? If not here, where? If not now, when?” — Theodore Roosevelt —   When a school community realise the tide is constantly delivering a large quantity of plastic pollution to their end of the ocean channel they organise not just one, but two successful Beach Clean Ups. Their primary focus … Continue reading »

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Masdar City Sustainability Festival

It Starts With You Masdar City   Last weekend the residents of Abu Dhabi were invited to Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable eco-cities, as the doors opened for its annual two day sustainability street festival. The free family festival, is organised with the intention to provide a fun range of interactive activities, street … Continue reading »

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Opportunities. Challenges. Solutions. Plastic Free July 2015

  “Think about it…why would you make something that you are going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever. What’s up with that?” Jeb Berrier, Bagit Movie   Last month the Health and Wellbeing Committee at my son’s Primary School offered me the opportunity to join … Continue reading »

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Changing The World One Pantry At A Time

 “A wasteless pantry is more than being about waste. It is about living a sustainable, simpler and easier existence; filing your life only with those good things you choose.” Amanda and Jeannie Wasteless Pantry   Introducing Amanda who, along with her business partner Jeannie, are adding the final touches to their new store the Wasteless … Continue reading »

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