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Plywood Toys: Design and Sustainability in One

Wooden toys by large have not gone out of fashion over the years as they remain central play object of homes, playgroups, and schools almost everywhere. The wonderful fact about wooden toys is a sense of tradition and nostalgia attached to it in its solid form and the way it’s crafted which allows the parents to wistfully recall their childhood when choosing toys for their little ones. When compared to the over sophisticated toys or gadgets of the digital age, wooden toys make a mark in its superior qualities such as being environmentally sound, having educational properties, safety, durability, and the ability to promote social interaction. Offering a direct connection to the natural world for children, wooden toys have that...

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The Goodness of Bees - Nature’s Hardest Worker

“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”                                                                                             - Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee   Key players of our ecosystem, bees play a significant role in the pollination of many fruit, nuts, vegetables, and other species. A world without bees would mean a world without food sources, and the co-existence of different species. So forget about having broccoli, asparagus, cantaloupes, cucumbers, pumpkins, blueberries, watermelons, almonds, apples, cranberries cherries and even meat or dairy on your table! And it’s not only food, but honey bees also play a significant role in the pollination of other important crops such as cotton and flax and several valuable non-food products, such...

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Leave No Trace: Essentials for Nature Friendly Camping

The best time to camp around Australia is between October and April when the weather is just perfect and the beauty of nature can be thoroughly enjoyed. Pookipoiga recommends a list of practical and earth-conscious items that you should carry for a green camping experience and a sustainable connection with nature.   CUTLERY & FOOD STORAGE Reusable Cups – For those cold days or nights in the wild, warm up by having hot coffee in Earth Bottle’s Reusable Coffee Cup which is made of 18/8 stainless steel and capable of keeping your hot beverage warmer for a long time. Whearas, if you want to retain your sense of style whilst being socially responsible and environmentally friendly, sip your drink in KeepCup’s Changemakers that is designed...

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Environmentally-Friendly Care for Your Furry Friends

Just as how real and authentic the relationship between human and pet is, so should be the care for the four-legged family member. Using natural and organic components that are safe for both pets and the planet is the first step of sustainable pet parenting that must be practiced for safe and healthy grooming and taming!                               No matter whether your pet pals are high maintenance or low maintenance, Pookipoiga offers a variety of eco-friendly pet care products ranging from poop bags to shampoo that help you get into the green routine which as a result help reduce your pet’s planetary pawprint! On a mission to try...

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Top Earth Conscious Aussie Souvenirs to Bring Home

Trips, vacations or holidays, everyone looks for something special from the place they have just traveled to carry back home as a memento of their visit. Moreover, friends and family back home always expect a keepsake too so it’s better to put your mind on getting something ace! Exclusively Australian, environmentally friendly and exceptionally original, these wonderful gifts made from brands that consider the planet’s health are the perfect souvenirs you can get for yourselves or give to your friends and family that will surely surprise and amaze them in is quality and sustainability.   Australia Sunshine or Australian Flora & Fauna (Hanky Fever). Hand printed and cotton this modern and whimsical twist on the modern hanky features many abstract maps and nature...

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