Pyjamas make a great present. Light and unbreakable if you are sending overseas, and just about everyone needs them. Now if you could add Australian made and giving to charity into the mix, then what more could you want? Catnaps children’s PJs and the charity Child Wise (Australia’s leading international child protection charity) have partnered up. So for every pair of children’s pyjamas you buy, $5 will be donated to Child Wise. Cute and original these presents just keep on giving. With classy designs including sharks, animals, stars etc and long and short PJs and nighties, there is something for all seasons.
Archive for the ‘Ethical’ category
In our family, we spend far too much time talking about, making and drinking tea. We love the stuff, and coffee is also up there as a favourite beverage. We have, it would seem, worn out our relatively new kettle, as a result of our addiction. For my husbands birthday we bought him a tea handbook, which provides everything you need to know about growing, processing, making and tasting tea. So now I know a bit more about tea it was time to find out the effect that tea and coffee has on the environment and local communities.
Fantastic news for fish lovers. There have been some great improvements in the last two years in terms of the humble tin of tuna. Since Greenpeace’s Canned Tuna Guide was launched nearly every brand can tell you where and how their tuna is caught. Tinned tuna has also been included in the recently launched sustainable seafood guide iPhone app.
The population of Australia is around 23 million, in the UK its around 63 million. These are massive numbers. When seen like this what on earth can one person do to have an impact on climate change? Well, one person’s efforts might seem insignificant, but one million people have the chance to do something much more substantial. That is why I love the Australian website 1Million Women whose aim it is to inspire one million Australian women to take practical action on climate change. Cutting a tonne of CO2 each through simple, easy to implement measures. Why not make that pledge?
Wood can be considered a fairly green construction material. However, there can also be significant environmental and social impacts associated with logging. With the help of Greenpeace’s ‘Good Wood’ guide it is easier to see the wood for the trees so to speak. Whilst it advocates using wood sourced from certified schemes such as the Forestry Stewardship Council, there is a load more advice in relation to which wood is good, the five best and worst imported timbers in Australia and questions to ask before buying timber products. An essential read for any eco-conscious renovator.
Its a subject close to my heart – chocolate. Over the years I have become a chocolate devotee. Dinner isn’t complete if it isn’t rounded off with a couple of squares of the dark stuff. But there can be a dark side to chocolate, excuse the pun.
I’ve made it my mission to investigate the impacts of chocolate, and while eating chocolate might take a toll on the waistline, there are a number of choices you can make to ensure your conscience isn’t weighed down.