Helping you to make a change
Why you should try Meat-Free Monday
Meat consumption has been increasing over the years, and this trend is causing a significant impact on the environment.
Why you should break up with polyester
In the aftermath of World War 2, polyester played an important role. Cotton was scarce and people were in dire need of something to wear.
Tukiya from Tukiya’s Closet wants to make thrifting cool
Thrift shopping is more than a sustainable way to shop – it’s also a great way to curate a unique style.
The Most Eco-Friendly Cars in South Africa
By choosing a more sustainable car, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help protect the environment for future generations.
The famous fabric to look out for when swimwear shopping
There are increasingly more local sustainable brands offering gorgeous guilt-free swimwear options – And most of them rely on one magic ingredient.
The benefits of gas stove cooking in South Africa!
How I Moved to a Gas Stove and Never Looked Back
Meet the sustainable fabrics of the future
Leathers, cottons and silks made from fruit, vegetables and leftovers are just some of the new materials that more of us will be wearing soon.
Should You Buy an Electric Car in South Africa?
In this article, we will explore why EVs powered by solar energy are the only truly sustainable option in South Africa.
Resale is the new black
Like vintage, shopping resale can be difficult to navigate, but that’s why we’re here!
Rent, borrow, share! Is this the new face of fashion?
We’ve all been in that situation where you have this thing (insert: wedding, event, party, work function here) and you need something (new) to wear.
How a vintage furniture store is using the power of community to build a sustainable business
I met with Garance, to talk to me about how Maison Cape Town got started and how they’re helping others live a more sustainable lifestyle.
Make Your Pool Cool: 4 Tips to Save Electricity and Water this summer
There are many ways to make your pool more sustainable, reduce your environmental impact, and save money in the process.
I was challenged to go vegan for a month (and it wasn’t easy)
In honour of Vegetarian Month, I was challenged by Tweak Carbon to eat vegan for a month.
I stopped eating meat and this is what happened
Like some of you, I took the Aurora carbon footprint quiz and was pretty shocked and disappointed when I saw my results.
How to recycle 101
Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. If we’re looking to limit our impact on the planet, then the first two of those three Rs are key.
How to make your clothes last longer
After a bad jeans-ripping incident, I realised there were a few bad habits I needed to break in order to extend the lifespan of my clothes.
How to keep fresh produce fresh
Here are some helpful hacks to keep your fresh produce fresh for as long as possible so you can stretch the gap between grocery store visits.
How sustainable is leather?
A growing contingent of brands are working to change the negative narrative that surrounds this durable classic.
How to choose greywater friendly products
You don't want to be using products that’ll leave harmful chemicals in the ground.
How to be vegan – without eating all the carbs
When new to the world of meat-free eating, the simplest way to fill the animal-shaped hole is to stuff it full of bread. And pasta.
How I upcycled my kitchen on a budget
We started the search for our new home. We soon discovered that it would be nearly impossible to find a home that ticked every single box.
Going zero-waste helped me realise I had a junk food addiction
Lockdown came with an unexpected side effect – a deeper understanding of my (not so great) eating habits.
Five delicious plant-based recipes to try today
With increasing awareness of the meat industry’s impact on the planet’s carbon emissions, reducing your meat intake makes a lot of sense.
Five easy no-cook dinners
Initially a somewhat fringe food movement, raw food is becoming increasingly mainstream.
Everything you need to know about oat milk
As the new kid on the vegan block, does oat milk live up to the hype?
Eco kondo: the sustainable art of cleaning up
Here are three tried and tested eco alternatives to harsh chemical cleaning agents, made from ingredients you can find at home
Easy vegetarian meals that don't need a recipe
If you’re looking to cut back on meat or are already a plant-based eater looking for inspiration, read on.
Easy vegan baking recipes and tricks
If you’re vegan, I’m almost certain you’ll be familiar with this scenario.
Composting 101: Sounds complicated, actually isn't
We’ve brought together everything you need to know to begin to compost at home.
Can you love fashion and still buy sustainably?
This is not the kind of break up where you move overseas, change your number and quickly latch yourself onto something (someone) else.
Carbon neutral air travel
Globally, flying counts towards 5% of all greenhouse gas emissions. A return flight from Jo'burg to Cape Town, emits almost 500 kg of carbon dioxide.
10 delicious ways to avoid food waste
Not even one of them is “eat more leftovers”
9 ways to be a more sustainable food shopper
Many of the most impactful changes you can make involve tiny tweaks to what you are already doing.
7 Organizations in South Africa to Donate Your Household Items
Did you know how relatively easy it is to declutter your home by upcycling and donating instead of throwing away?
13 Eco-Friendly Hacks to Cut Your Electricity Bill and Green Your Home
Making your home eco-friendly can be a great way to save on electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint at the same time.