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Deanna, BE the change you wish to see in the world!

Describe yourself in 3-5 words? Deanna, 31, Australian, Environmentalist How has your sustainable journey started?Recycling was always part of my life growing up, but my real mission for change started the day they removed recycling bins from my building here in Dubai in May 2015. By January 2016 I began finding solutions for waste and […]

Doua Benhida, Zero waste Advocate in the UAE

Describe yourself in 3-5 words Zero Waste advocate, mom to a 4 year old son How has your sustainable journey started? It all started when I saw that there was a ridiculous amount of plastic in my house, from my family’s shopping, grocery shopping… my bathroom.. I got so overwhelmed by it I decided to […]

Natalie Hobbs, Founder of Modibodi UAE

Describe yourself in 3-5 words? Australian Entrepreneur living in Dubai  How has your sustainable journey started? It started many years ago in Australia. My parents were always focused of recycling, reducing waste and re-using where possible.  What is your vision and how do you think you add value to the community? I hope that in 5-10 years […]

How to rid of the plastics in your WATER consumption?

Is it safe to drink tap water in Dubai? Official statements from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have stated that “Our water quality across the generation, transmission and distribution networks meets the highest health and safety standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is the responsibility of the customer or owner […]

Marie Casalme, a partner in Ecofriendly KAIA

Describe yourself in 3-5 words Licensed Physiotherapist & Personal Trainer How has your sustainable journey started? I am an expat who grew up in huge farmland in a town where being eco-friendly is not even discussed because it’s what we grew up with, it is the norm there even now. My childhood was founded with […]

What is slow fashion?

By Araceli Gallego Slow fashion is part of the “slow movement” applied to fashion and our closets. Basically, it is the opposite to fast fashion and what it entails when it comes to overproduction, exploitation, and waste. From the customer perspective embracing slow fashion means to buy less but better, and mostly products that follow […]

How can we learn about sustainability through the Emirati culture?

By Abdulrahman Alzaabi Why are the date palms trees so important for Emiratis? Well, to answer that, we have to look into the history of how the date palms benefited the Emirati people and helped shape their culture. Thus, I’ll share a brief historical background of the nature and how these elements helped push people […]

Ruby Archambault Giroux, The Botanist owner

Describe yourself in 3-5 words? Mum of 2, endurance sports lover and passionate by healthy tasty natural food (almost vegan… still on the process) How has your sustainable journey started? I come from a hippie family! My mum always teaches me about the environment, healthy food. I’m coming from a small village in Canada near […]

Najia Qazi, Fashion designer and Founder of Sustainable Narrative

Describe yourself in 3-5 words? Pakistani origin living in Dubai, Fashion designer and Founder of Sustainable Narrative How has your sustainable journey started? Back in 2018, I founded Sustainable Narrative after studying about Sustainable and Ethical Fashion at Central Saint Martins, London, UK and finding a solution to the current gap and non-existing Sustainable market that […]

Nancy Juárez, Economist and a passionate environmentalist

Describe yourself in 3-5 words? Mexican Economist & CFA, 27 years old and a passionate environmentalist How has your sustainable journey started? It started from my health journey trying to avoid toxins entering my body. Then I realized it is all connected, its circular, whatever damages the environment will damage the human body in away. […]

Zaina Alhashmi, Sustainability Specialist and Environmentalist

Describe yourself in 3-5 words? Eco-conscious Mom of two – who is about all things sustainable, 28, Yemeni / Egyptian, Sustainability Specialist How has your sustainable journey started? My mentor at work involved me in a waste management project that opened my eyes up to the issues around waste generation and disposal. I felt helpless […]

Aisha Bin Brook, TreatMeGlutenFree Owner and Emirati Woman in Green Business

How would you describe yourself in 3-5 words? Emarati woman who is minimalist and eco activist.   Can you tell us more about your brand? Treat Me Gluten Free started after noticing the lack of healthy and averaged price products in the market. We first started in 2017 as a subscription service offering hand-selected products […]

Sarah Siblini, Environmentalist

Describe yourself in 3-5 words? Mum of 3, Environmentalist, Photographer, Kundalini yoga teacher-in-training, Dive master How has your sustainable journey started? I have felt connected to nature for as far as I can remember. Because of this connection, I strongly feel part of our greater ecosystem. So naturally I’ve always been concerned with the way we […]

Plastic free periods

By Charlene Nawar Periods don’t just give us cramps – they do so many other things too! Let’s start with the fact that the average woman goes through up to 16,000 disposable pads or tampons in a lifetime. Each product is used on average for 4-8 hours before being thrown away, only then to take […]

Rebecca Pritchard, The Good Karma Co. Owner

Describe yourself in 3-5 words? 33 year old yoga teacher with a passion for making the mundane meaningful, living a simple life and reducing negative impact on the world.   How has your sustainable journey started?My low waste journey started towards the end of 2018, I began taking an interest in making my own skin care and […]

Araceli Gallego, Founder of @goshopia_official

Can you describe yourself in a couple of words? Spanish, Mum of a beautiful girl, Founder of @dubaifashionnews, @goshopia_official and keynote speaker How has your sustainable journey started? I have always been a green heart, but my battle was mostly with plastic and deforestation. I never saw my closet as part of the problem. Until […]

How I compost at home

By Charlene Nawar In line with the composting workshop we hosted in Abu Dhabi beginning 2020, I thought it would be a good to share a composting blog with you to explain more on how I compost at home.  There are soooooo many different composting methods out there which often leads to an information overload! […]

Zero Waste Shopping in Action!

By Deanna Freeth Leaving school I had a dream to become cabin crew – and at 21 my dream was realised when I packed my life into 2 suitcases and moved to the UAE. It was living here that I discovered my true passion of environment and waste management. What started as a passion for […]

Kamal, Eco Blogger

Can you describe yourself in a couple of words? An Eco Blogger, Indian, 38, Marketing Specialist  How has your sustainable journey started? I have been very inclined from a very early on to lead a low waste lifestyle. I must have been very young when I first experimented with composting with my Mom. Looking back […]

Zero Waste shopping or Bulk Shopping

Zero waste stores sell plastic-free items which help people reduce their own waste generation. These shops are selling everything from reusable items (like safety razors and stainless steel straws) to personal care products that come in zero waste packaging like reusable jars or compostable paper. Shops that minimise the environmental impact of our consumer habits are springing up across the […]

DIY tips, questions, advises

All of us have passions, hobbies, something we enjoy doing or we are good at. This is an essential for creating values and contributing truly to the world, from our joy, heart and core of being. Do It Yourself also supports our 5R: Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle. Thus, this is the blog post […]

New trends for sustainable living

Remember the time when you were moving countries or moving homes. How stressful and time consuming it was? Would it be easier if we would not need to spend hours and days going through our belongings, storage, pre-selection and downsizing process of all items we own? Is this the moment  when we ask ourselves why we […]

What is sustainability in practice and why should we care about it?

Here are some definitions of Sustainability we come across The ability to exist constantly and to be maintained at a certain rate or level; The capacity for the biosphere and human civilization to coexist; Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Can you believe that the number [...]

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