Tag: environment


Article Title: Why we’re proudly microbead free

Why we’re proudly microbead free

We’ve been advocating for a microbead ban for many years, and with a New Zealand ban on the horizon, it’s a good time to re-affirm our commitment to microbead-free products.


Article Title: Podcasts for green living

Podcasts for green living

Podcasts are a great way to soak up information in your spare time. If you’re keen to be more in the know when it comes to sustainability, being a conscious consumer, living well or doing business with ethics, check out this list of podcasts.


Article Title: How to help kids go green

How to help kids go green

Teach your kids to live sustainably and you are teaching them to protect their future. Here are some ways to make sustainability fun and engaging.


Article Title: Healthier cleaners protect our waterways

Healthier cleaners protect our waterways

Chemical filled cleaning products have a massive impact on the environment. Find out how to check if your products are safe and eco-friendly.


Article Title: Organic gardening in urban spaces

Organic gardening in urban spaces

How to create an inner city garden oasis at your house. It will be great for you and the environment!


Article Title: Walking the talk: Community manager Isa Varga

Walking the talk: Community manager Isa Varga

Community manager Isa Varga tells us the easy changes she has made to live more sustainably.


Article Title: Five ways to cut food waste

Five ways to cut food waste

In this country we throw about 120,000 tonnes of food out from our homes each year – that’s about $900 million worth and could feed about 260,000 people. Here are some simple tips to reduce your food waste.


Article Title: Our favourite TED talks on sustainable living

Our favourite TED talks on sustainable living

If you’re not already familiar with TED, they’re an organization dedicated to spreading ideas through short yet powerful presentations designed to share knowledge, ideas and a fresh point of view from visionary thinkers. Next time you’re sitting in traffic, on your lunch break or queuing at the supermarket, how about schooling up and getting some inspiring ideas, from a greener future to inspiring stories of eco conscious business practice?


Article Title: Planting an organic Spring garden

Planting an organic Spring garden

Organic gardening is a philosophy that stresses increasing the natural health of the soil, choosing plants that are suited to your area, and working with nature to produce a healthy and productive garden that benefits the environment. Organic gardening, even if you only have a tiny patch of land, enables you to have a natural relationship with the cycle of nature and the production of food.


Article Title: Building or renovating? Make your choices eco

Building or renovating? Make your choices eco

Are you renovating your home or embarking on a new build? Ecobob has some tips for making more environmentally conscious decisions about the materials you choose, from flooring to lights.


Article Title: 10 easy ways to start living more sustainably

10 easy ways to start living more sustainably

When it comes to going green it’s often hard to know where to start, and committing to lifestyle changes can feel overwhelming. Over time, small adjustments can have a big impact on your environmental footprint, and these are changes that can be made easily and slowly. Here’s our top ten simple suggestions to help you start living more sustainably.


Article Title: Walking the talk – Sarah Fox

Walking the talk – Sarah Fox

As part of our series where we find out more about how some of the team at ecostore are living sustainably we caught up with Sarah, who looks after our wholesale customer service, to talk about the importance of giving back to the community, and how making small changes to go green can have a big impact.


Article Title: Walking the talk – research & development manager Huia Iti

Walking the talk – research & development manager Huia Iti

This week we caught up with our research and development manager Huia Iti, who tells us how life by the sea is a chance to enjoy local food, cut down on waste and tread more lightly on the planet.


Article Title: What you should know about solar power

What you should know about solar power

The price of solar power is falling in New Zealand and more Kiwis are snapping up solar panels to take advantage of our abundant energy resource: the sun. There are lots of benefits from switching to solar power, and here are some of the main ones. I hope you find some helpful advice on how to use solar power to best advantage.


Article Title: Perspectives on infertility and tips for a boost

Perspectives on infertility and tips for a boost

Dr Olivia Stuart, reproductive medicine sub-specialist,and Sandra Clair, medical herbalist/anthropologist, share their expertise on fertility issues and offer natural suggestions for a healthy mother and baby.


Article Title: Running in nature for wellness

Running in nature for wellness

Taking time to get out in nature can be such a great thing for our wellbeing - it helps us manage the stress that inevitably comes with busy work and home lives, it means we’re prioritising time for ourselves, and it can be really restorative.