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Review: White Magic Microfibre Laundry Bag

I’ve already put this product on my October favourites blog post, but I thought I would go more in depth about this product because I think it’s super important! Synthetic fabrics are anything made from a polymer based fabric, such as nylon and polyester. Most clothes shed fibres when they get washed, but the fibre… Continue reading Review: White Magic Microfibre Laundry Bag

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5 Thrifty Swaps for Common Ecofriendly Products

Working in an environmentally conscious store like Biome is like my version of heaven. Constantly surrounded by all the latest and greatest products that can help you live a sustainable life, it’s amazing! But, all these products come at a price, and more often than not, one that is far too expensive for me and… Continue reading 5 Thrifty Swaps for Common Ecofriendly Products

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Greenwashing: What Is It and How to Spot It

Here's a hypothetical situation: you're at the shop and are staring at the wall of cleaning products, trying to decide which one you buy. You see that one brand has an enviro friendly label on the bottle! You keep buying this brand because it claims to be great for the environment, but do you check?… Continue reading Greenwashing: What Is It and How to Spot It

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Making Fathers Day Sustainable

With Fathers Day just around the corner in Australia, I thought I would share some ways you can make it a more sustainable holiday! Not only will I give you gift suggestions, but I'll also share small ways to help the environment while you celebrate! 1. Swap out the gift wrap for eco friendly alternatives… Continue reading Making Fathers Day Sustainable

Science, Uncategorized

Sylvia Earle

Yesterday was National Women's Equality Day, so in light of that, I thought I would share with you the woman that continues to inspire me every day. Sylvia Earle Image from Restorative Leadership: Dr Sylvia Earle - Protecting the Real World Bank Early in the year 2015 when I was just a first year Marine… Continue reading Sylvia Earle

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DIY: Face Moisturiser

Sorry for the late upload but I recently started a new job at Biome, which is amazing because I am learning so much about natural and sustainable living that I can share with you! I have been working two jobs at the moment, and am currently writing this post while having my dinner. I had… Continue reading DIY: Face Moisturiser

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How To Complete a Waste Audit

A waste audit is a simple way to figure out where you can start reducing your waste. It can be hard to pin point what you're throwing away the most, and is often why people find reducing their waste so hard. This activity gives you a simple way to understand your waste, an will give… Continue reading How To Complete a Waste Audit

Science, Uncategorized

The Ocean Action Pod

Throughout my degree, and even now, I always get asked what my ideal job would be. My answer always used to be "something that involved conservation". Then I graduated, and realised that jobs are hard to find, so I started to be more sensible with what I applied for, and applying for jobs that I… Continue reading The Ocean Action Pod

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Wrapping up Plastic Free July

What an experience this past month has been! Plastic Free July was definitely a challenge, and made me realise how reliant we are on plastic. Even though the idea of Plastic Free July is to refuse plastic packaging and challenge yourself to live without it for a month, I can't say I made it the… Continue reading Wrapping up Plastic Free July

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Friends Forever

There are many relationships present in the ocean, between many different (and sometimes completely opposite) animals. In science speak, two animals have a relationship if they interact in some way, with one another. These include; predation, competition, and symbiotic relationships. The main relationship I'll focus on today is symbiosis, which is a close relationship between… Continue reading Friends Forever

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DIY: Reusable Cotton Rounds

For years I have been using these little cotton rounds to remove nail polish, makeup and tone my face, and they go so quickly because I use around 2 a day, and sometimes more if I'm wearing makeup. Each time I buy these, they come in packs of around 60 or so, and each time,… Continue reading DIY: Reusable Cotton Rounds

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Waves 101

There are so many places around the world that have incredible swell. Hawaii is famous for its rich surfing history, and waves perfect for longboards. It is also famous for having one of the best breaks in the world, Pipeline. But what causes these amazing waves, and how can places like Mavericks get 15+ meter… Continue reading Waves 101

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Glass vs. Plastic

Recently, I had a friend ask me a question that I knew the answer to, but I didn't quite know why. She asked, "if everyone goes plastic free and switches to glass, wont it have the same consequences as plastic". The answer is no, but why? I went away, did my research and now can… Continue reading Glass vs. Plastic

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Shark Nets: Friend or Foe

Shark nets are a common safety precaution around Australian beaches, with the simple idea that sharks will get caught in the net and not go further into the beach, therefore, protecting the swimmers. They are in place at most popular beaches along the east coast of Australia, but do they actually keep swimmers safe? Some… Continue reading Shark Nets: Friend or Foe

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The Amazing Octopus

If you had to guess, what would you say the closest relative to octopus are? If you had said oysters, snails or clams then you would have been correct! No no, I'm not kidding! Squids and Octopus are part of the Phylum Mollusca, meaning 'soft bodied'. They are highly derived members of Mollusca, meaning over… Continue reading The Amazing Octopus

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Preparing for Plastic Free July

This year, I have decided to take the Plastic Free July challenge, where I am aiming to go plastic free for the entire month of July. After doing a bit of research today and preparing for the month ahead, I started to realise how hard this month will be (I guess they don't call it… Continue reading Preparing for Plastic Free July

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The Importance of Mending

The other week, I ripped my only pair of black jeans while bike riding around Canberra. It was only a small rip but it was pretty high up the leg, so I felt a little uncomfortable wearing them. I have written before about fast fashion (if you missed that post, you'll find it here), and… Continue reading The Importance of Mending

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#WasteFreeWednesday: Bulk Food Stores

The next step on my journey to minimise my plastic waste (after taking the simple steps such as reusable cup, straws, and plastic bags), was to start avoiding plastic in the food that I buy from the supermarkets. This was an interesting and somewhat challenging thing for me to do, and even though I am… Continue reading #WasteFreeWednesday: Bulk Food Stores

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Top 5 Marine Documentaries

These are the documentaries that give me inspiration. Whenever I feel like I'm losing my passion, or are just feeling like I'm on a useless career path, I watch one of these documentaries and it all makes sense again! 1. Blue Planet 1 and 2 There is nothing more soothing than Sir David Attenborough's voice,… Continue reading Top 5 Marine Documentaries

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The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

#WasteFreeWednesday is here again, and this time, I'm telling you about this phenomenon that is always referred to when talking about plastic pollution. Located between Japan and California, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is the largest natural accumulation of plastic and other rubbish in the world. This is not the only place in the ocean… Continue reading The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

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Portuguese Man O’ War

So today I'm writing about something that I learn't in my Marine Invertebrates class this semester, and I found it super interesting so I thought I would share it with you! Portuguese Man O'War, are a highly venomous species of blue bottle. Around the coast of Australia, we have the less venomous cousin of the… Continue reading Portuguese Man O’ War

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Why You Should Live Palm Oil Free

Todays post is not really #wastefreewednesday related, but I think its such an important message to get out there now that Easter is coming around. I am sure a lot of you don't know about the detrimental effects that Palm oil has on the environement, or maybe what Palm Oil even is, so todays #wastefreewednesday… Continue reading Why You Should Live Palm Oil Free

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Sharks of Australia

In Australia, sharks are a very common occurrence all year long. A recent study from CSIRO has for the first time accurately estimated the number of adult Great White Sharks as 2210, from along the Western coast of Australia to Ningaloo reef on the North Eastern coast. This study used groundbreaking genetic data through a… Continue reading Sharks of Australia

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DIY: Chemical Free Multipurpose Cleaner!

I have recently come across this amazing, easy, cheap and environmentally safe recipe for a multipurpose cleaner from another eco conscious Brisbane blogger called Jaclyn McCosker! For all you chemical free nuts like me, this recipe is completely non toxic and chemical free, making it safe to use around kids and pets. Because it is… Continue reading DIY: Chemical Free Multipurpose Cleaner!

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#WasteFreeWednesday: Sustainable Fashion

With fashion being one of those industries that changes so rapidly, it is important for brands to get their clothes out as soon as possible. They are generally affordable and in style, but with this need to have the latest trends in stock, sustainability is not their priority. With Instagram and Facebook's popularity growing constantly,… Continue reading #WasteFreeWednesday: Sustainable Fashion