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May 16, 2019
Last month, Pilates Instructor, Cat Proudfoot, set off on an adventure to Everest Base Camp. We couldn't wait to hear all about her incredible expedition!
I had climbed Kilimanjaro for charity a few years back and a promise to a friend to do Everest Base Camp had been bought up at dinner one too many times when we finally booked last year, partners in tow.
Trekking to Everest base camp wasn’t a decision I made lightly. It has become commercialised over recent years, however, once you see what the boost in tourism is doing for locals, providing jobs and bringing in income you see that they all just want to be working in the mountains. The Sherpas, ours were only in their 20’s, had great English skills and knew that to help us would mean a worldly tip to them. Our guides were working back to back trips to make sure their children had a fair shot in life.
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December 11, 2019
Make the Nice List this Christmas by Choosing Sustainable Gift Wrapping
The festive season is meant for spending time with loved ones, which can include the exchanging of gifts. Amidst the excitement, we often neglect to consider what happens to all that gift wrap and packaging after we’re through with it. According to the GWP Group, a UK packaging company, consumers in the UK use approximately 227,000 miles of wrapping paper each year, with over 83km2 heading directly to the bin. Many local authorities don’t accept wrapping paper for recycling due to the additives included, such as dye, lamination, and glitter. This abundance of gift wrapping can’t be fixed in place without loads of non recyclable sticky tape - 40 million rolls to be exact. Luckily, having a sustainable Christmas morning is easier to achieve than you might think.
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