Did you know that we throw out 540 tonnes of wrapping paper after the holidays?😳 Talk about wasteful - but fret-not, we have a few tips to help you wrap your gifts more sustainably this year! 🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Swap the decorative paper for 'butchers paper' or brown paper. Fancy wrapping paper often contains glitter and foil that can't be recycled while brown paper can! 👍🏽⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Make the wrapping part of the gift! Choose to wrap gifts in things that are to be used as well, a great option is wrapping your gift in a festive towel or basket.🎄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Re-use wrapping paper and accessories, instead of throwing away last year's holiday cards why not cut out tags to add to your gifts this year? Likewise, re-use ribbon and trinkets instead of throwing them away! 🎁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Use nature to decorate! With all the beautiful winter foliage outside it makes perfect sense to incorporate it into your present - talk about a statement! 🌲⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Buying something new? Opt for natural fibers like cotton, jute and twine instead of plastics! 🍊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Lastly, be mindful while opening gifts, try and salvage as much of the wrapping and accessories to save for next year! This will not only help you stay more sustainable but it will also save you lots of money. 💫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What are you doing this year to have a more eco-friendly holiday season? 🤔⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Photo & Inspiration | @thesefourwallsblog
A polka-dotted missile with a great eyesight⚡️👀 The Cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal and Africa’s most endangered big cat. With a body structure uniquely adapted for speed: long and extremely flexible spine, semi-retractable claws, long legs and tail, Cheetahs can reach up to 113 km/hr!! At full speed, their stride is 7 meters long!! They not only have speed at their advantage, cheetahs can see objects almost 5 km away!!!
But these amazing unique features have not helped them win the race for survival.
In the last 100 years, the world has lost 90% of the cheetahs in the wild. The reasons: human-wildlife conflict, loss of habitat and loss of prey, poaching and wildlife trafficking
📍Kruger National Park, South Africa
📸 Photo by Ana @projectoneplanetearth
The male lion is covered with thick fur around the nape of his neck, this is more beneficial to protect the nape of his neck, especially in free fights between large cats that tend to pounce on the nape to paralyze their enemies. #omyow
So Amanda & I we’re chatting, and we thought why wait till Sunday when we can open on Wednesday? 😝
We were too excited to wait until Sunday we have decided to open from 10am - 3pm starting from TOMORROW 👊🏼
See you from 10am tomorrow folks ❤️🌱
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There has been lots of talk over the past week regarding our Environment, the tragic bush fires and local Government responsibilities.
One ACTION the City of Rockingham is already implementing is MORE TREES 🌳 “Storing carbon is only one of the ways that trees could affect climate" says Cat Scott, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Leeds in England.
In 2017 the City implemented the GREENING PLAN.
The Greening Plan is a systematic and long term approach to management of green space, with a particular focus on trees in streetscapes and public open space. ♻️ Our Green Goals ♻️ 🌳 Green Goal 1.
Improve the trajectory of the City's Green Cover 🌳 Green Goal 2.
Encourage community involvement in Urban Greening 🌳 Green Goal 3.
Protect and maintain our green assets 🌳 Green Goal 4.
Plan the right trees in the right place. 🌳 Green Goal 5.
Ensure a diverse Urban forest
FREE PRINT GIVEAWAY: As it’s nearing Christmas I’ve got a free 45x30cm print of one of my favourite images from 2019 to give away
All you have to do is comment on this post and tag someone you’d like to go on safari with and you’ll be automatically added to the draw. For an extra entry add this post to your story and tag me to double your chances of winning. The draw will take place at the end of next week and I’ll then sign and send the photo off to the lucky winner
This photo was taken on safari in September during a workshop with two awesome honeymoon couples. The herd had been quietly grazing in the marsh near Governors’ Camp when a sudden dust storm whipped through causing the family to group together for protection
Within minutes the storm had passed and they immediately relaxed and resumed as if nothing had happened
Image for @governorscampcollection