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From Climate Anxiety to Climate Resilience

From Climate Anxiety to Climate Resilience

In 2018 when the IPCC announced we only had ‘12 years to limit climate change catastrophe’, I remember having an anxiety induced knee-jerk reaction which I immediately regretted. I sent a message to the WhatsApp junior infant parent group of my son’s school, more or less pleading with everyone to do something to save our children’s futures. The radio silence afterwards made...

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What shampoo bar is best for my hair?

What shampoo bar is best for my hair?

Here at Ode to Earth, we love our shampoo bars.  They’re lightweight, easy to transport and contain nothing but the best ingredients for your hair. They are free from propylene glycol, parabens, phthalates, SLS, SLES, silicones, artificial fragrances, colourants and preservatives. Best of all, they’re entirely plastic-free!  Our shampoo bars replace two to three traditional plastic shampoo bottles. It can...

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Good Eco News 2022

Good Eco News 2022

  A lot happened in 2022 – some good, some bad and others great. We wanted to spotlight the positive stories of incredible innovations, organisations and individuals committed to making a positive impact. 1.The EU has agreed to a new law to fight global deforestation In a world first, companies will have to show that their products have not contributed...

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What is Plastic Free July?

What is Plastic Free July?

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution.  It was started in 2011 by Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and a small team in local government in Western Australia and is now one of the most influential environmental campaigns in the world. The movement has inspired 100+ million participants in 190...

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Sunscreen: Damaging to People & the Planet?

Sunscreen: Damaging to People & the Planet?

  Sunscreen is designed to protect our skin from harmful UV rays to prevent skin cancer, but could it be damaging our health and the planet in the process?  Despite sunscreen being now universally accepted as a critical barrier to reducing skin cancer risk, in recent years, it has come under scrutiny for being potentially toxic to the environment –...

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