World Record Attempt in Victoria a Success!World Record Attempt in Victoria a Success!

More than 350 divers gathered in Victoria over the weekend to braved the rain in an attempt to set a new world record for the longest underwater chain of scuba divers. Divers came together at Rye Pier on the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday and joined hands to form a human […]

The post World Record Attempt in Victoria a Success! appeared...

Tags: more+than+350+divers+gathered+in+victoria+over+the+weekend+to+braved+the+rain+in+an+attempt+to+set+a+new+world+record+for+the+longest+underwater+chain+of+scuba+divers+divers+came+together+at+rye+pier+on+the+mornington+peninsula+on+saturday+and+joined+hands+to+form+a+human+%5b%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%a6%5dthe+post+world+record+attempt+in+victoria+a+success%21+appeared+%0a%09%09%09%09+%0a%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%0amore+than+350+divers+gathered+in+victoria+over+the+weekend+to+braved+the+rain+in+an+attempt+to+set+a+new+world+record+for+the+longest+underwater+chain+of+scuba+divers%0adivers+came+together+at+rye+pier+on+the+mornington+peninsula+on+saturday+and+joined+hands+to+form+a+human+chain+more+than+270+metres+long%0a%0a%0a%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9cit%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+been%c3%82%c2%a0a+great+day%2c%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9d+diving+industry+of+victoria+spokesman+luke+english+told+aap+after+the+record-breaking+attempt%0a%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9cthe+atmosphere+was+just+amazing%2c%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9d+he+said%0athe+previous+record+stood+at+308+and+with+up+to+360+divers+taking+part+this+time%2c+the+group+well+and+truly+broke+the+record%0a%0a%0amany+people+probably+wouldn%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+think+of+diving+in+victoria+but+the+temperate+waters+provide+countless+incredible+diving+opportunities%0a%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9cit%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+an+amazing+place+to+dive%2c%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9d+mr+english+said%0a%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9cwe+have+some+of+the+best+diving+in+the+world%2c+which+we+want+to+share+with+the+world%0asome+of+the+attractions+include+four+british+submarines+and+unique+marine+life+like+the+weedy+sea+dragon%0awant+to+go+diving+in+victoria+too%3f+find+a+padi+dive+shop%c3%82%c2%a0and+book+with+them+today%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09+%0a%09%09%09read+more

Read more: World Record Attempt in Victoria a Success!

Pre-dive breakfastPre-dive breakfast

Written by guest blogger Alexandra Dimitriou Scuba diving makes us hungry. Very hungry. Fueling our bodies before we descend however can be a bit tricky as morning dives take place so early, and Agia Napa parties run till very very late. Breakfast before 11 is considered the crack of dawn to […]

The post Where’s the best place for a pre-dive b...

Tags: written+by+guest+blogger%c3%82%c2%a0alexandra+dimitriou+scuba+diving+makes+us+hungry+very+hungry+fueling+our+bodies+before+we+descend+however+can+be+a+bit+tricky+as+morning+dives+take+place+so+early%2c+and+agia+napa+parties+run+till+very+very+late+breakfast+before+11+is+considered+the+crack+of+dawn+to+%5b%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%a6%5dthe+post+where%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+the+best+place+for+a+pre-dive+b+%0a%09%09%09%09%09written+by+guest+blogger%c3%82%c2%a0alexandra+dimitriou%0a%0a%0ascuba+diving+makes+us+hungry+very+hungry+fueling+our+bodies+before+we+descend+however+can+be+a+bit+tricky+as+morning+dives+take+place+so+early%2c+and+agia+napa+parties+run+till+very+very+late+breakfast+before+11+is+considered+the+crack+of+dawn+to+most%2c+so+this+blog+is+your+guide+to+getting+the+very+best+pre-dive+food+in+napa%0aso%2c+what+and+where+do+we+eat+before+we+go+diving+in+the+party+town+of+ayia+napa%2c+cyprus%3f%0a%0ayour+hotel%0amost+holiday+packages+come+with+at+least+breakfast%2c+but+just+remember+to+kiss+%28keep+it+simple+sexy%21%29+and+avoid+the+fried+full+english+option+eggs%2c+nuts+and+bananas+on+a+bowl+of+muesli+are+your+best+bet+to+keep+your+fins+flipping+till+lunch+time%0a%c3%82%c2%a0%0aappetite%2c+ayia+napa%0athis+restaurant+is+brand+new+and+is+delicious+eggs+benedict+are+an+absolute+favorite+of+mine+and+are+freshly+prepared+on+a+homemade+english+muffin+this+is+a+real+treat+in+napa%2c+where+full+english+breakfasts+become+a+haze+of+confusion+and+rather+boring+after+a+while+the+owner+jazz+is+a+bubbly+breath+of+fresh+air+who+cares+about+every+aspect+of+your+experience+her+superfood+salads+are+amazing+for+a+post+dive+treat+too+to+be+honest+you+can%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+fault+any+item+on+her+menu+and+i+can+guarantee+that+once+you+discover+appetite+in+ayia+napa+you+will+go+back+day+after+day+tuck+in+and+fuel+your+dives+all+day%21%0a%c3%82%c2%a0%0agary%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+bar%2c+nissi+ave%2c+ayia+napa%0agiant+fruit+salads+scrambled+eggs+with+smoked+salmon+both+are+great+pre-dive+yummies+my+personal+favorite+however+is+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9cgary%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+breakfast%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9d+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+thick+greek+yogurt%2c+nuts%2c+honey+and+seasonal+fruits+yum+get+it+to+go+and+every+cell+will+thank+you+gary%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+bar+is+cheap+and+cheerful+with+super+friendly+staff+too%3b+you%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99ll+be+treated+like+family+in+no+time+this+place+is+just+2+minutes%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99+walk+from+scuba+monkey%2c+making+it+my+number+one+port+of+call+when+i%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99m+hungry%2c+day+or+night%0a%c3%82%c2%a0%0azorbas+bakery%0athis+place+is+a+winner+if+only+for+the+fact+that+it%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+open+24+hours+and+has+a+large+selection+to+choose+from+whole+wheat%2c+complex+carbohydrate+options+are+best+here+to+keep+your+energy+levels+smooth+and+long+lasting+a+fresh+oj+is+sunrise+in+a+cup+and+your+whole-body+tingles+in+gratitude+i+always+take+my+divers+there+when+i%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99m+on+my+way+to+the+zenobia%2c+as+nothing+else+is+open%21+the+omelets+are+to+dive+for%21+huge%2c+yummy+and+packed+your+choice+of+filling+the+waffles+aren%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+bad+either%3b+choose+peanut+butter+and+banana+for+energy+that+will+make+even+the+energizer+bunny+go+that+extra+nautical+mile%0a%c3%82%c2%a0%0ajuice+bars%0ajuice+bars+are+everywhere+along+nissi+avenue+and+if+you+prefer+a+more+liquid+breakfast%2c+but+still+want+power%2c+then+why+not+get+a+fresh+pressed+juice+combo+to+drink+while+you%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99re+on+your+way+to+the+dive+site%3f+my+favorite+is+a+5-juice+combo+of+apples%2c+carrots%2c+grapes%2c+ginger+and+beetroot+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+it+makes+me+feel+invincible%21%0a%c3%82%c2%a0%0awhat+food+makes+you+go%2c+mmmmmm+before+your+giant+stride+in+the+morning%3f%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09read+more

Read more: Where’s the best place for a pre-dive breakfast in Ayia Napa, Cyprus?

happy diversGive the Gift of Exploration

FACT: Experiences Make You Happier Than Things Happiness doesn’t come from the things you own, it comes from things you do and the people who share your adventures – and we have the science to prove it! San Francisco State University recently conducted a study that found people who spent […]

The post Give the Gift of Exploration appeared...

Tags: fact%3a+experiences+make+you+happier+than+things+happiness+doesn%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+come+from+the+things+you+own%2c+it+comes+from+things+you+do+and+the+people+who+share+your+adventures+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+and+we+have+the+science+to+prove+it%21+san+francisco+state+university+recently+conducted+a+study+that+found+people+who+spent+%5b%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%a6%5dthe+post+give+the+gift+of+exploration+appeared+%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%0afact%3a+experiences+make+you+happier+than+things%0ahappiness+doesn%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+come+from+the+things+you+own%2c+it+comes+from+things+you+do+and+the+people+who+share+your+adventures+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+and+we+have+the+science+to+prove+it%21%0asan+francisco+state+university+recently+conducted+a+study+that+found+people+who+spent+money+on+experiences+instead+of+material+things+felt+happier+also%2c+an+increasing+number+of+people+are+choosing+to+invest+in+experiences+instead+of+stuff+cnbc+reported%3a+72+percent+of+millennials+prefer+to+spend+their+money+on+experiences+than+on+material+things%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9d%0aif+you%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99re+a+scuba+diver%2c+you+already+know+about+the+unforgettable+moments+you+can+experience+underwater+hearing+a+humpback+whale+sing%2c+hanging+out+with+a+friendly+seal%2c+or+the+simple+feeling+of+zen%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%a6these+are+priceless+gifts+from+nature%0aif+you%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99re+looking+for+a+life-changing+gift+idea%2c+there+are+a+lot+of+reasons+to+give+the+gift+of+scuba+here+are+just+a+few%3a%0a%0a%0aexperiences+aren%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+disposable%0aaccording+to+the+la+times%2c+storage+units+are+the+fastest-growing+real+estate+segment+in+north+america%2c+and+more+than+one+in+ten+people+have+one+yikes%21+clothes%2c+gadgets+and+material+objects+all+end+up+in+a+landfill%2c+but+the+memory+of+your+first+breath+underwater+will+never+get+old%2c+wear+out+or+need+to+be+thrown+away%0aexperiences+teach+what+can%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+be+learned+in+a+classroom%0alearning+to+scuba+dive+helps+you+see+the+world+in+a+new+way+whether+it%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+getting+to+know+your+local+aquatic+life%2c+or+learning+how+people+live+on+the+other+side+of+the+world%2c+becoming+a+scuba+diver+changes+your+perspective+forever%0a%0aexperiences+define+you%0ascuba+diving+is+a+sport+that+leads+to+extraordinary+experiences+depending+on+your+interests%2c+a+scuba+diving+trip+might+include+voluntourism%2c+visiting+a+historic+site+from+wwii%2c+or+taking+a+liveaboard+to+visit+remote+islands%0aexperiences+expand+your+horizons%0ascuba+diving+is+also+a+great+way+to+enjoy+activities+you+already+love+in+a+new+way+%c3%82%c2%a0such+as%3a%0a%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+nature+photography%0a%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+shooting+and+editing+video%0a%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+experiencing+history+firsthand%0a%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+observing+interesting+or+endangered+animals%0a%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+even+gardening%21%0agive+the+gift+of+scuba+divingbuy+a+padi+elearning+gift+passtm+for+any+padi+online+course%2c+or+visit+your+local+padi+dive+center+or+resort+elearning+gift+passes%3a%0anever+expire%0acan+be+customized+for+special+occasions+%28birthday%2c+holiday%2c+etc%29%0ainclude+space+for+a+personal+message+to+the+recipient%0a%0a%0anot+sure+if+your+friend+will+like+scuba+diving%3fno+worries+ask+your+local+padi+dive+center+or+resort+about+a+gift+certificate+for+a+discover+scuba%c3%82%c2%ae+diving+experience+or%2c+ask+about+emergency+first+response+cpr+and+first+aid+courses+life-saving+skills+may+not+be+the+most+glamorous+gift%2c+but+they+may+be+the+most+important+present+you+ever+give%0afor+more+scuba-related+gift+ideas%2c+check+out+our+list+of+gift+ideas+for+scuba+divers+and+scuba+gift+ideas+for+kids+inspire+a+little+squirt+to+be+an+underwater+explorer+some+day%21%0a%0a%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09read+more

Read more: Give the Gift of Exploration

Prawno ApparelFreediver Gift Guide

 Written by Sophie Gaze December is here and that most likely means your holiday shopping deadline is fast approaching. Whether you are wondering what to get the freediver in your life, or you just want to treat yourself this holiday season, I have put together a guide of freediving […]

The post Freediver Gift Guide appeared first on ....

Tags: %c3%af%c2%bb%c2%bf+written+by+sophie+gaze+december+is+here+and+that+most+likely+means+your+holiday+shopping+deadline+is+fast+approaching+whether+you+are+wondering+what+to+get+the+freediver+in+your+life%2c+or+you+just+want+to+treat+yourself+this+holiday+season%2c+i+have+put+together+a+guide+of+freediving+%5b%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%a6%5dthe+post+freediver+gift+guide+appeared+first+on++%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0awritten+by+sophie+gaze%0adecember+is+here+and+that+most+likely+means+your+holiday+shopping+deadline+is+fast+approaching+whether+you+are+wondering+what+to+get+the+freediver+in+your+life%2c+or+you+just+want+to+treat+yourself+this+holiday+season%2c+i+have+put+together+a+guide+of+freediving+gifts+ideas+to+get+you+started%0aj-snorkel%0athere+are+some+fantastic+snorkels+on+the+market+with+lots+of+bells+and+whistles+such+as+dry+or+semi-dry+if+you+are+an+avid+snorkeler%2c+these+options+are+very+practical+and+can+make+your+snorkeling+experience+much+more+comfortable+in+freediving%2c+the+simpler+the+snorkel+is+the+better+a+traditional+j+snorkel+is+the+best+option+for+a+freediver+the+minimalism+of+this+type+of+snorkel+reduces+the+amount+of+drag+as+the+freediver+travels+through+the+water%c3%82%c2%a0since+it+is+required+that+a+freediver+remove+the+snorkel+before+descending%2c+there+is+no+need+for+a+complicated+model%0arubber+weight+belt%0aone+of+the+most+useful+pieces+of+equipment+for+me+was+purchasing+my+first+rubber+weight+belt+when+freediving%2c+as+the+pressure+increases+at+depth+your+wetsuit+will+compress%2c+but+a+standard+scuba+nylon+weight+belt+does+not+compress+if+you+are+maintaining+the+correct+vertical+position+in+the+water+on+your+dive%2c+this+will+result+in+the+nylon+weight+belt+slipping+down+your+torso+toward+your+shoulders+it+is+very+frustrating+when+this+happens%2c+especially+since+you+are+trying+to+stay+relaxed+and+focus+on+your+technique+a+rubber+weight+belt+can+stretch+and+will+fit+securely+around+your+hips+to+avoid+this+problem+don%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+forget+that+the+correct+weight+belt+placement+is+below+your+diaphragm+to+allow+you+to+take+the+most+efficient+breaths+possible%21%0aprawno+apparel%0a%0a%0ai+first+discovered+this+clothing+line+at+dema+one+year+they+have+such+an+inspiring+backstory+and+are+the+perfect+choice+to+outfit+your+freediving+buddy+in%21+the+brand+is+designed+after+underwater+photography+and+puts+recycling+at+the+forefront+of+their+mission+from+manta+rays%2c+to+humpback+whales%2c+to+sharks+and+penguins%2c+the+selection+is+awesome+and+guaranteed+to+catch+the+attention+of+all+your+dive+buddies+on+the+days+you+spend+on+dry+land%0asave+the+waves+x+pela+case%0a%0apela+case+is+an+eco-friendly+company+whose+products+are+created+with+the+intent+to+increase+awareness+about+how+to+make+consumer+decisions+that+are+sustainable+alternatives+in+the+market+all+products+from+pela+case+are+nsf+tested+to+be+free+of+bpa%2c+lead%2c+cadmium%2c+and+phthalates+their+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9csave+the+waves%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%9d+collection+is+particularly+appealing+to+the+dive+community+because+%245+from+each+sale+goes+toward+working+with+communities+to+protect+coastal+ecosystems+freedivers+are+ambassadors+for+ocean+conservation%2c+and+this+gift+is+a+perfect+way+to+show+that+you+care+about+the+environment%21%0aread+all+about+it%21%0aone+of+the+best+ways+to+explore+the+world+of+freediving+from+dry+land+is+to+read+about+it+two+of+my+favorite+books+happen+to+be+freediving+related+and+i+had+my+head+buried+in+them+during+my+freediving+instructor+course%c3%82%c2%a0%0adeep+is+an+investigative+account+from+a+journalist+who+became+captivated+by+freediving+after+witnessing+a+competition+in+greece+after+taking+a+quick+breath+hold+training+in+greece%2c+james+nestor+then+goes+on+to+interview+professional+freedivers%2c+coaches%2c+researchers%2c+and+beyond+to+learn+about+the+different+methods+of+exploration+as+humankind+strives+to+learn+more+about+the+ocean%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+depths+james+also+takes+a+freediving+lesson+and+eagerly+tells+the+reader+about+his+personal+experience+with+the+sport%0aanother+great+read+is+titled+one+breath%2c+which+depicts+the+true+story+of+nicholas+mevoli%2c+a+professional+freediver+who+met+an+early+and+uncommon+death+during+a+competition+the+story+accounts+nick%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+rise+to+success+and+analyzes+what+might+have+gone+wrong+leading+up+to+nick%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+final+dive+it+is+truly+a+fascinating+and+beautiful+account+that+parallels+the+story+of+chris+mccandless%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99%c3%82%c2%a0into+the+wild+a+moving+and+heart+breaking+tale%2c+any+adrenaline+junkie+will+enjoy+this+book%0alow+volume+mask%0a%0a%0aa+low+volume+mask+is+one+of+the+most+important+pieces+of+equipment+for+a+freediver+this+type+of+mask+is+different+to+a+traditional+scuba+mask+because+it+has+a+smaller+air+space+this+is+advantageous+because+it+is+a+smaller+volume+that+the+diver+needs+to+equalize+when+descending+for+a+freediver%2c+any+means+that+the+diver+can+conserve+air+is+important+and+the+deeper+they+go+the+more+important+this+fact+remains+low+volume+masks+fit+close+to+the+diver%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+face+to+allow+for+a+small+air+space+to+equalize+during+a+quick+descent%0asmall+weights%0athis+next+one+may+be+unexpected%2c+but+once+you+practice+with+it%2c+there+is+no+turning+back+in+scuba%2c+we+are+used+to+building+a+weight+belt+with+weight+increments+ranging+from+1+lb+up+to+even+8+or+10+lb+weights+in+freediving%2c+it+is+ideal+to+build+your+weight+belt+with+1+or+2+lb+weights+and+equally+distribute+the+weights+throughout+the+belt+staying+streamlined+is+one+of+your+top+priorities+in+the+water%2c+and+setting+up+your+weight+belt+in+such+a+way+allows+you+to%c3%82%c2%a0maintain+this%0afin+keepers%0ain+the+event+that+you+or+your+freediving+buddy+have+feet+that+fall+within+a+half-size+too+small+for+your+fin+pockets%2c+there+is+a+wonderful+solution%21+fin+keepers+are+a+great+stocking+stuffer+because+they+are+small+and+inexpensive%2c+but+totally+game-changing+a+fin+keeper+is+a+small+piece+of+rubber+that+fits+around+the+base+of+your+foot+pocket+and+keeps+your+fins+snugly+attached+to+your+foot+the+better+your+fins+fit%2c+the+more+efficient+your+kick+cycles+will+be+on+top+of+that%2c+they+also+contribute+to+helping+you+avoid+soreness+caused+by+stiff+foot+pockets%0asugamat%0arelaxation+and+breathing+exercises+are+some+of+the+most+fundamental+techniques+to+a+freediving+practice+one+dry+activity+that+greatly+complements+freediving+is+yoga+sugamats+is+a+company+that+sells+yoga+mats+which+are+created+100%25+from+recycled+wetsuits+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+talk+about+coming+full+circle%21+neoprene+is+non-biodegradable%2c+and+one+dedicated+surfer+was+intent+on+reducing+his+environmental+impact+and+so+sugamats+was+born+i+can%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+imagine+a+better+way+to+prepare+for+a+day+of+diving+than+a+relaxing+yoga+flow+on+a+mat+made+of+recycled+materials%21%0along+blade+fins+and+open+cell+wetsuits%0a%0along+blade+fins+are+one+of+the+biggest+investments+a+freediver+will+make+they+come+in+a+variety+of+materials+such+as+carbon%2c+fiberglass%2c+and+polymer+%28plastic%29+you+get+what+you+pay+for+with+long+blade+fins+and+the+better+the+material+the+more+efficient+they+are+in+the+water+carbon+fins+are+the+most+superior+and+i+can+guarantee+that+you+will+feel+the+difference+in+the+water+i+do+not+recommend+purchasing+these+until+you+know+that+freediving+is+a+hobby+you+will+be+passionate+about+if+you+are+gearing+up+for+your+level+one+freediving+class%2c+the+plastic+options+will+be+adequate+and+then+you+can+upgrade+as+you+become+more+serious+about+the+sport%0aan+open+cell+wetsuit+is+another+sizable+investment+for+a+freediver+a+wetsuit+will+keep+you+warm+and+also+provide+protection+from+any+environmental+hazards+such+as+jellyfish+or+fire+coral+open+cell+neoprene+wetsuits+are+much+more+flexible+than+traditional+scuba+wetsuits+which+is+ideal+for+a+freediver+taking+their+peak+inhales+another+difference+is+that+freediving+wetsuits+are+two+separate+garments+with+no+zippers+which+creates+less+drag%0aif+you+are+gift-giving+for+a+freediver+friend+and+interested+in+buying+them+fins+or+a+wetsuit%2c+i+recommend+purchasing+a+gift+card+to+a+shop+where+they+have+the+freedom+to+physically+go+there+and+select+their+own+the+fit+is+very+important+and+it%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+best+to+try+on+in+order+to+ensure+a+proper+fit%21%0ai+hope+that+this+gift+guide+was+helpful+as+excitement+grows+for+the+holiday+season+whether+you+are+spending+this+winter+in+a+cold+climate%2c+or+a+tropical+paradise%2c+make+sure+you+are+practicing+your+tables+to+prepare+for+your+next+opportunity+to+get+in+the+water%21%0adon%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+forget+to+check+out+the+top+selling+scuba+gifts+as+well%21%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09read+more

Read more: Freediver Gift Guide

Christmas Waste9 Tips to Keep Your Christmas Green This Year

As the holiday season approaches, you’ll notice an increase in a lot of things – family time, eating, drinking, stress, (makes us wonder if they’re somehow related to be honest) – and unfortunately waste as well. In the US alone, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, household waste increases by […]

The post 9...

Tags: as+the+holiday+season+approaches%2c+you%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99ll+notice+an+increase+in+a+lot+of+things+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+family+time%2c+eating%2c+drinking%2c+stress%2c+%28makes+us+wonder+if+they%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99re+somehow+related+to+be+honest%29+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+and+unfortunately+waste+as+well+in+the+us+alone%2c+between+thanksgiving+and+new+year%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+day%2c+household+waste+increases+by+%5b%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%a6%5dthe+post+9+%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%0aas+the+holiday+season+approaches%2c+you%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99ll+notice+an+increase+in+a+lot+of+things+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+family+time%2c+eating%2c+drinking%2c+stress%2c+%28makes+us+wonder+if+they%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99re+somehow+related+to+be+honest%29+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+and+unfortunately+waste+as+well+in+the+us+alone%2c+between+thanksgiving+and+new+year%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+day%2c+household+waste+increases+by+more+than+25%25+and+a+total+of+6+million+tonnes+of+holiday+waste+is+created+each+year%0aso+how+can+you+make+sure+you+contribute+as+little+as+possible+to+this+scary+statistic%3f+we%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99ve+put+together+a+few+ideas+to+inspire+you%0arecycle+your+wrapping+paper%c3%82%c2%a0%0alet%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+be+real+for+a+second+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+wrapping+paper+exists+purely+so+people+can+rip+it+up+and+throw+it+out+so+when+it+comes+time+to+wrap+your+gifts%2c+take+a+second+to+think+about+whether+they+really+need+wrapping+paper+perhaps+they+came+in+a+nice+paper+bag+when+you+bought+it%2c+or+it%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+already+packaged+in+a+beautiful+box+if+you+still+want+to+wrap+your+gifts%2c+consider+purchasing+recycled+wrapping+paper+of+reusing+paper+from+gifts+you%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99ve+received%0aditch+the+card+%28or+send+an+ecard%29%c3%82%c2%a0%0athinking+of+sending+out+holiday+cards%3f+save+yourself+the+hours+of+tedious+handwriting+and+send+an+ecard+instead%21+not+only+will+you+save+yourself+time+%28hello%2c+copy+%26+paste%29+but+you%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99ll+be+helping+reduce+the+amount+of+waste+being+created+around+the+holiday+time%0aavoid+the+plastic+plates%0awhen+all+the+relatives+come+knocking%2c+it+can+be+tempting+to+reach+for+the+plastic+of+paper+plates+to+feed+the+masses+these+single+use+items+however+are+a+significant+contributor+to+the+waste+problem+%28all+year+round%2c+not+just+at+christmas%29+this+also+applies+to+plastic+cups%2c+bowls+and+cutlery%0are-gift+or+donate+unwanted+gifts%0awe%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99ve+all+received+a+less-than-ideal+gift+at+one+point+or+another%2c+but+one+man%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+trash+really+is+another+man%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+treasure+it+might+seem+cheap%2c+but+consider+if+someone+else+might+enjoy+your+unwanted+gifts+before+you+toss+them+otherwise%2c+think+about+donating+them+to+a+local+charity+who+can+pass+them+on+%28note%3a+most+charities+will+have+guidelines+about+what+can+and+cannot+be+donated+so+please+ensure+you+adhere+to+these%29%0aalternative+gifts%0aget+creative+with+your+gift+giving%21+gifts+from+the+hear+are+more+meaningful+anyway+%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%93+think+about+gifting+experiences+%28like+learning+to+dive%29%2c+subscriptions%2c+a+donation+to+a+cause+close+to+their+heart+or+even+just+a+commitment+to+spend+time+together+if+you+are+going+to+purchase+more+traditional+gifts%2c+look+for+ones+with+minimal+or+no+packaging%2c+or+those+that+are+eco-friendly%0athink+twice+about+your+tree%c3%82%c2%a0%0achristmas+trees+look+amazing%2c+and+we%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99re+certainly+not+telling+you+to+go+without%2c+but+why+not+try+a+different+kind+this+year%3f+there+are+loads+of+potted+plants+that+look+just+as+special+with+a+bit+of+tinsel+and+some+gifts+underneath+or+you+could+invest+in+a+forever+tree%21+plastic+trees+mean+you+won%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+have+to+buy+a+new+on+each+year%2c+and+you+won%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+have+to+sweep+up+pine+needles+every+day%21%0aupcycle%c3%82%c2%a0%0athere+are+plenty+of+items+you%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99ll+find+around+your+home+or+workplace+that+can+be+transformed+into+something+useful+again+and%2c+as+an+added+bonus%2c+upcycled+items+are+super+trendy+these+days%21+think+corks+as+place+card+holders+or+jam+jars+as+candle+holders%0astart+composting%c3%82%c2%a0%0aif+you%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99re+planning+ahead+and+your+new+year%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+resolution+is+to+decrease+your+environmental+footprint%2c+then+why+not+get+a+head+start%3f+setting+up+a+compost+bin+is+super+simple+and+means+that+any+scraps+from+christmas+dinner+can+be+put+to+work%0askip+the+balloons%c3%82%c2%a0%0awe+know+balloons+aren%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99t+so+much+a+christmas+decoration%2c+but+we+think+it%c3%a2%c2%80%c2%99s+always+good+to+give+a+gentle+reminder+about+where+balloons+often+end+up+and+how+damaging+they+can+be+not+just+to+marine+life+but+to+all+animals%0ahave+any+other+tips%3f+let+us+know%21%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09%0a%09%09%09%09read+more

Read more: 9 Tips to Keep Your Christmas Green This Year

Unterstützung

werbung

Joomla Toplist


TopDive 50
boot24-TopList

Statistik

Visitors
4834
Articles
1802
Web Links
536
Articles View Hits
1697500

wer ist Online

We have 65 guests and one member online

  • Et.kuglov1953