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What Is Organic Gardening And Why Is It Important?

April 13, 2021 By tsr admin

By Daisy Sawyer, on behalf on John & Bob’s Smart Soil Solutions Whether it’s lockdown motivating us to try a new hobby or an eco-conscious mindset urging us to be more self-sufficient, gardening is skyrocketing in popularity — but should there be a greater focus on looking after the earth and doing things more organically? […]

8 Home Features For an Energy-Efficient Home

April 7, 2021 By tsr admin

Eco-friendly and energy-efficient homes are growing in popularity as contractors plan for sustainability from the beginning and more consumers are aware of and invested in their energy use. Energy-efficient homes work to reduce energy consumption and waste in a number of ways.  Your home’s build can have a major impact on its overall efficiency. For […]

A Guide to Ethical, Sustainable, and Fair Trade Coffee Brands

April 4, 2021 By tsr admin

A Guide to Organic and Fair Trade Coffee: Coffee, one of the morning’s cosiest aromas, is a staple without which many of us would surely perish, or, at the very least, be rendered somewhat less productive. It isn’t without it’s ethical quandaries, however. There’s the vast quantities of packaging waste, which on a good day […]

Who Needs Pesticides When You Can Companion Plant?

April 2, 2021 By tsr admin

Companion Planting: I’ve been spending a lot of time recently reading about the use of pesticides in commercial agriculture. It seems there’s a furore going on about whether it’s good and whether the pesticides used on organic crops are better or worse. As you might expect, there are experts sitting on both sides of the […]

Does Your Easter Chocolate Contain Modern Day Slavery?

March 26, 2021 By tsr admin

For many countries with Western Christian historical associations, the first Sunday after the first full moon after the northern vernal equinox is a time of year that is dominated by a particular culinary phenomenon of Mesoamerican origins. All is not so sweet, however, for this quasi-healthy treat–a gift normally representing feelings of sympathy, appreciation, friendship, […]

A Guide to Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Brands

March 23, 2021 By tsr admin

Many cosmetics companies are aiming to provide a clean and natural alternative to conventional makeup and skincare by becoming completely vegan, meaning their products don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients. Furthermore, many of those companies are also choosing to become cruelty-free, meaning that they don’t test their products on animals. Not every cruelty-free company is vegan, […]

Traditional Basketry Offering a Cheap Alternative to Plastics in Malawi

March 21, 2021 By tsr admin

In Malawi, where a recent ban on single-use plastics has forced people to think outside the box, there is a growing resurgence of an almost-forgotten technique. Hand-woven baskets, made from plant material and upcycled waste alike, are replacing the maligned plastic bag with an environmentally friendly alternative. Words and Photographs by Deogracias Benjamin Kalima Chimpele […]

Reasons Why Organic Fruits and Vegetables Should be Chosen over Their Non-Organic Counterparts

March 16, 2021 By tsr admin

By Allied Market Research The label of “Organic”, applied to fruits and vegetables, specifies to the consumer that the product has been produced using specific environmentally conscious approaches. Simply put, as organic fruits and vegetables are not treated with the use of synthetic fertilizers, there will be no residual amount of these potentially harmful compounds. […]

The Experience of a Vaccination Clinic Volunteer

March 15, 2021 By tsr admin

A note from the Editor: For reasons of safety, the author of the piece that follows wishes to remain anonymous. In some parts of the U.S., public sentiment, often divided along the lines of political affiliation, bears a stark contrast to science-based medical recommendations. The virus that has ravaged the world over the past year […]