Festival Season is upon us. Are you heading to a one this summer? Festivals are the best, a time to be carefree, dance the day away and surround yourself with great friends, making memories to last a lifetime.
Almost a year ago I finally went to my first ever full weekend festival. Unfortunately, the opportunity never really came my way in my younger years. I had a lot of commitments, working, dancing, and to be honest sometimes I found the idea a little intimidating. Generally, I left the town I lived in irregularly. I look back now and think that that is a shame, but I was happy enough with that at the time and as a result, I have really appreciated all of the experiences I have had in my adult life.
Starting off super simple – Let’s all say no to plastic bags.
That was a short article, right?
Please, humour me and allow me to expand.
Reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill every year is as easy as replacing the uncouth plastic bag of the past with a fancy tote bag. Do you have one yet? They are hard to avoid, I have about 10, even one bearing the emblem of Feltham Young Offenders Institute, courtesy of Josh. Not from a stint in there may I add, he finds himself in prison a lot with his work. I have collected some from all over the place and they come in super handy. We all have a favourite though, right? I have two.
A week ago I had the pleasure of attending a great Guardian Live event, tackling climate change, an evening with Christiana Figueres. A friend of mine Evie, owner of Atlas and Ortus couldn’t make it and kindly gave me her ticket, so I thought it is only fair to write up what was discussed for Evie and whoever else is interested to read. Let’s dive in.
The talk was with the UN’s top climate change diplomat Christiana Figueres, who helped to deliver us the groundbreaking Paris climate change deal. Now she is dedicated to getting the world on track to beat global warming before the crucial date of 2020. The challenge remains enormous, but if anyone can make the impossible feel possible, it is Christiana.
Acala is the alternative sustainable beauty online store we have been waiting for. Freshly launched this month, Acala has arrived, providing us with the natural health and beauty products we desire, all in one place. The items sold at the online boutique have been strategically selected and vetted by the founder herself so we can buy with ease and confidence. Ranging from organic soaps, sturdy safety razors, biodegradable glitter, zero waste makeup, Acala has covered all bases.
Hanna first found fame in the sustainable community by creating the popular online platform Flor & Cesta, a conscious lifestyle blog. Originally Hanna started this journey to inspire the convenience obsessed city dweller to think about the sustainable options available, instead of reaching for the quickest, often unsustainable option. Launching Acala is the next step in Hanna’s journey, continuing her influence in this field. Helping us to try new products that carry a dramatically smaller environmental footprint.