Author: Emma

Which reusable bags are the best? Image credit: Krystal Torney. 2

What are the best reusable grocery bags? 11 types ranked for sustainability and durability.

Last year on my Facebook page, we had a great discussion of the merits of different reusable grocery bags. In light of reports comparing the number of uses each type of bag needs to have for equal or lesser impact than plastic ones, it seemed that reusables might not be...

Modibodi swimwear and underwear review 6

Modibodi review: period proof & leakproof underwear + menstrual swimwear.

One of the first blog posts I ever wrote was about more sustainable and healthy ways to have a period. There are many ways to do it, but my favourite has always been period proof underwear. They are much more environmentally-friendly than disposable pads or tampons, and much more comfortable...

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Fun & sustainable activities in Chiang Mai! The Elephant PooPooPaper Park & Elephant Parade Land reviewed.

Chiang Mai is an amazing and beautiful city, and is one of the places in Thailand where tourists flock to see elephants. The town has elephant decorations and references everywhere and is pretty much obsessed with the largest pachyderms. Not surprisingly, elephants have inspired many businesses and initiatives, including the...

Allegra at the Coober Pedy playground 10

Adelaide to Uluru road trip: the sights, great camping spots, family fun & responsible travel tips!

Despite being Australian, I had never been to Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) until recently. My family and I took our road trip to Uluru over several weeks, stopping at all of the outback towns to learn and get a real sense of life in Central Australia. It is one of...

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Fair features are not best. So why are blonde-haired, blue-eyed kids treated as special?

I have a blonde-haired daughter. Before she came along, I don’t recall noticing the little comments that people utter about fair features. They were probably around sometimes, but I guess I became more aware once I had both a brunette child and and blonde one to love. Even so, I...