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6 Talks For The Environmentally-Curious You Need to Catch At The Conscious Market 2019

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This Merdeka weekend, I designed The Conscious Market to encourage the conversation on how we live more consciously for ourselves, the community and the environment.  So if you are frustrated with the state of the world and its destruction, and want to know what you can do, how you can do it, and what areas you can be looking at, come and get inspired with 5 … “6 Talks For The Environmentally-Curious You Need to Catch At The Conscious Market 2019”

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10 Ways To A More Eco Friendly Workspace

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Most of us spend at least 8 hours a day in the workplace, which means at least 1/3 of our daily trash is created there as well. Here’s how you can transform 1/3 of your hours into a more eco-friendly one. We’ve seen how Teach For Malaysia (“TFM”) transformed their office space into a more eco-friendly environment by understanding the current mindset of people. I’ll … “10 Ways To A More Eco Friendly Workspace”

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How Do You Get Your Office To Go Green? This is How ‘Teach For Malaysia’ Does It

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The journey to getting an office to ‘go green’ is more than just buying recycling bins and sending out an email blast. Introducing initiatives is only half the equation. Getting people to adopt the mindset and get into the same boat, is a far more crucial battle. So how do you get everyone on board an eco-friendly revamp to the workplace? I speak to Yeong … “How Do You Get Your Office To Go Green? This is How ‘Teach For Malaysia’ Does It”

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How To Go Low Waste With Your Shampoo

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I wash my hair everyday, and that leads to a LOT of empty plastic shampoo bottles. Shampoo is one of those modern conveniences that can do more harm than good. Conventional shampoo uses chemicals, like sulfates, that strip the natural oils from your scalp. Ironically, this causes the scalp to overreact and compensate by producing even more oils, leading to more frequent washes needed. If … “How To Go Low Waste With Your Shampoo”

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The Eco Friendly Way To Declutter With Marie Kondo

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Ahhh, the sins of our past hoarding and impulse purchases have haunted us for years. And now that minimalism and Marie Kondo have come around the block again bringing a declutter craze with her new Netflix Special, take a second and pause.  Though I’m excited for everyone who finds value in it, it is likely resulting in a whole lot of STUFF potentially heading for a … “The Eco Friendly Way To Declutter With Marie Kondo”

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5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Edit Your Christmas

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Christmas is a time of giving and celebration, but it’s also one of the highest season of mass consumerism.  Don’t worry, I’m not here to encourage anyone to be a Grinch. But there are many ways we can rethink how we approach this season, be a little extra mindful, and at the end of it still have an amazing and meaningful time with friends and family. … “5 Eco-Friendly Ways to Edit Your Christmas”

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5 Ways To An Eco-Friendly Fitness Regime

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We know deep inside us that something isn’t right when we see heartbreaking videos of trash-filled oceans and landfills, and dying marine animals with plastic filled-stomachs. Plastic pollution is everywhere, and it’s out of control. The main culprit behind it: single-use plastic. Plastic is sneaky, it creeps into almost every aspect of our lives. And our fitness regimes fall prey to it as well. A … “5 Ways To An Eco-Friendly Fitness Regime”

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7 Things To Consider Before You Get A Metal Straw

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When I was first introduced to zero waste living, the idea of a metal straw to replace all your future plastic single-use straws made a lot of sense. Apart from the environmental damage, plastic straws can leach BPA and other chemicals into your drink, so that’s twice the reason to say no to them. In the past year, we have celebrated the rising public awareness … “7 Things To Consider Before You Get A Metal Straw”

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Should We Be Buying Recycled Fashion?

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I get a small thrill whenever I flip over a product info tag and see those magic words. “Made From Recycled Materials”. Recycling isn’t the perfect solution. It is however one of many fantastic solutions in our flawed system of unsustainable consumption. The world is far from perfect, and it would be unfair to expect it to be. We tread in many grey areas, and … “Should We Be Buying Recycled Fashion?”

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Why Pay For Plastic? Refill Your Household Detergents at BYOB Damansara

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Before the zero waste movement arrived in the Klang Valley, there was BYOB. One of my favourite places in Damansara; BYOB (short for “Bring Your Own Bottle”) brought us one of the first introductions to an accessible way of cutting down on our plastic use. Established in 2011, it’s a one stop shop for you to refill all your home cleaning solutions by reusing the … “Why Pay For Plastic? Refill Your Household Detergents at BYOB Damansara”

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