What is reef safe sunscreen?
A decade ago, scientists began studying the possible effects of chemical sunscreens on coral reefs. This led to increasing research and regions like Hawaii and the Virgin Islands banning sunscreens that were...Read more
Why replacing palm oil industry is worse for the planet
Palm oil production is responsible for clearing 27 million hectares of the earth’s surface. But palm oil itself is a highly productive crop compared to its alternatives. Replacing palm oil...Read more
How kelp can heal the planet
Seaweed is the unsung hero of the environment. Every second breath we breathe is thanks to seaweed. It provides 54% of the world’s oxygen and grows up to 30cm per day, sequestering carbon even faster than...Read more
Making surfing sustainable with Damien Cole and Lauren Bos of Varuna Surf
The average surfboard is made from a petrochemical resin called polyurethane. Each one emits 170 kilos of CO2 emissions. This is a common criticism environmentalists and surfers like Damien (Damo) Cole receive...Read more
How do I recycle that?
Have you ever wondered what to do with clothing that’s too wrecked to go to the Salvo’s? Or how to dispose of electronic waste? Or those so called ‘bioplastic’ cups? This...Read more
On the land with: Hannah-Lea Robertson, sustainable flower farmer and florist
We need healthy topsoil to grow 95% of the world’s food, but commercial farming practices have led to nearly half of earth's most productive soil disappearing in the last 150 years....Read more
The power of topical zinc
In the process of creating a sunscreen I could wear on my face everyday, I learned a lot about zinc and it’s benefits beyond UV protection. It’s an undersold hero...Read more