DIY: Decoration Tutorial Round Up
Dec13

DIY: Decoration Tutorial Round Up

Storage, Storage, Storage. Seems like everywhere we look there are people giving us storage solutions for all our stuff! The trend to consume more is affecting the way that we operate in our daily lives. So much so that many of us have to outsource our storage solutions to warehouses that are popping up across the globe. The folks over at Becoming Minimalist have rounded up a surprising collection of statistics (the sources...

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The Twelve Do’s of Christmas with Planet Ark
Dec12

The Twelve Do’s of Christmas with Planet Ark

Give yo’ Mumma (Earth) a big hug this Christmas. The folks at Planet Ark have been in contact with me to help give you guys the very best advice to have an eco friendly Christmas. For those of you who haven’t heard of them Planet Ark Environmental Foundation is an Australian not-for-profit organisation with a vision of a world where people live in balance with nature. They were established in 1992 and are one of...

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Dressember Gift Ideas
Dec06

Dressember Gift Ideas

Give Hope. As you may be aware from my bombardment of style posts, for the whole of December Sustainability in Style has been focused on raising awareness and funds for Dressember. A movement that is focused on a world without injustices. One of the key areas that Dressember is raising awareness about and funds for is sex trafficking. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)  A Global Report on Trafficking in...

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Ways To Un-Silly Your Season: Expand
Dec05

Ways To Un-Silly Your Season: Expand

The ‘Silly Season’ usually equals stress. From family gatherings, to Christmas parties, and running the gauntlet of shopping malls, there is no denying that December is a stressful month. While there are a few lucky folk who manage to breeze through this season with an air of zen, there is a good chance that most of you out there have had at least one brief moment of wishing that it was January already. With this in mind...

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Alternative Christmas Trees
Dec01

Alternative Christmas Trees

Pine or Plastic? It can be difficult to debate the eco-virtues of a plastic christmas tree over a ‘real’ (as in chop down a pine) one. In order to obtain a real tree you have to shop for it each year, here in Australia pines Christmas tree pines are not native species. They are grown readily for production purposes as they fast, but are grown in place of native vegetation which means monoculture plantations and loss of...

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‘Tis the Season to Be Eco: Merry Christmas my Deer Readers!
Dec25

‘Tis the Season to Be Eco: Merry Christmas my Deer Readers!

Wishing you the most wonderful day wherever you are in this beautiful world of ours. This year has been a gift and I have really enjoyed your presence and contribution to Sustainability In Style. Each and every day you provide me with an endless source of inspiration and motivation and for that I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. Sending out love and Eco-Christmas wishes to each and every one of you. xx Katie P.S. Sebastian...

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‘Tis the Season to Be Eco: One Sleep to Go
Dec24

‘Tis the Season to Be Eco: One Sleep to Go

Growing up Christmas eve usually meant watching carols on TV at my grandparents house, with a belly full of pre Christmas feasting, and the excitement building about the following morning when presents were opened and we would get to drive to visit my other grandmother in the evening. I feel very blessed to have grown up with such a wonderful, consistent and exciting Christmas experience. Surrounded by loving family and friends and...

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‘Tis the Season to Be Eco: Be Kind
Dec22

‘Tis the Season to Be Eco: Be Kind

It’s that time of the year where many of us are enjoying a break of some kind. In the midst of the holiday planning, relaxing, gift wrapping, or general festivities I ask you to spare a thought for those who find themselves at work at what is the busiest time of year. For many of ‘us’, and I use ‘us’ because I know most people have at least one family member who doesn’t have the luxury of a holiday...

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‘Tis the Season To Be Eco: Everything is Made By Someone
Dec21

‘Tis the Season To Be Eco: Everything is Made By Someone

You hear the term ‘handmade’ thrown around a lot in the realm of ethical and sustainable manufacturing. When it comes to the crunch pretty much everything is made by hand. The difference being that the ethical and sustainable use of the term is the manufacturers and retailers wanting you to ask about the manufacturing process. The ‘who’ and ‘where’ of the product as this differentiates their product...

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‘Tis the Season to Be Eco: Christmas Travel Tips
Dec20

‘Tis the Season to Be Eco: Christmas Travel Tips

For so many of us Christmas is a time for travel. Whether it’s visiting your distant family members, going on a vacation, or simply heading to the beach for a Christmas day picnic, some kind of travel usually happens around the Christmas break. As we move towards a ‘greener’ holiday season there are ways to make your chosen mode of transportation more environmentally friendly by making a few simple changes in the way...

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