Every Day Is Earth Day

"The Earth is not just our environment, the earth is our Mother." - Dalai Lama

On Saturday, over 200 of us came together in celebration of International Earth Day, to show that we care for the planet - to raise funds for charities and initiatives based here in the UK who are fighting against climate change.

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Chocolate & Child Labour

This weekend, England will sink it’s teeth into 80 million chocolate eggs, but the reality behind the chocolate industry that many of us don’t know about is bittersweet. Human trafficking and child labour is a massive issue within the cocoa industry in Africa, where the majority of the world’s cocoa comes from. If the chocolate you’re buying isn’t certified, then there’s a big chance the beans were picked and harvested by a child who was either kidnapped or sold into forced labour. 

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Food Footprint: Ingredients To Avoid

It's hard to remember it sometimes when you're rattling down a metal tube 100 metres under concrete on the way to work every day, but we are all intrinsically connected to nature, and all of our consumer choices affect these kinds of ecosystems and other areas of biodiversity around the world. 

 

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Conscious Living: The Eco Edit

The philosophy behind Living Yoga, is that the work doesn’t just end the moment we roll up our mats. It’s about embodying the practice in our day to day lives - by taking positive action, and by making conscious decisions; from the products we use, to the food we eat, to the clothes on our backs. This week I caught up with my friend and inspiration Roxy Hempel, founder of The Eco Edit, to find out more about the consequences of fast fashion, and to get her advice on choosing eco-friendly and socially conscious alternatives.

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The Human Cost of Climate Change

When I went to the Climate Crisis and Population Displacement conference on Saturday, the severity of the impact climate change has had and will continue to have on human life really hit home - as many as 140 million people have been displaced as a result of droughts, floods, severe storms, land submergence and other disasters in the last 6 years. 

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