Sustainable Scrapbook Vol. 003

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Discover wonky veg boxes, Patagonia’s donation to us & mindful mobile set-up.

Welcome to Vol.003 of The Sustainable Scrapbook: Poapoa’s fortnightly newsletter helping you discover the latest sustainability news, apps, products & ideas.

We believe that for our grandchildren to inherit a beautiful world, the change makers need to be heard.

This is our way of sharing their voice with you.

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Patagonia for the planet!

Sustainable outdoor-apparel giants Patagonia donated $10-million to grassroots environmental organizations. “In this season of giving, we are giving away this tax cut to the planet, our only home, which needs it now more than ever.”

See what drove Patagonia to make such a donation

How to make your phone more mindful

On average we spend 2.5 hours a day looking at our phone. That’s 17.5 hours a week. 76 hours a month. 912.5 a year.If we can’t switch off, we can at least be more mindful about how we use our phones. A phone should be a tool to make your life easier, not a meaningless distraction.

Read the How-To guide for a more mindful phone set-up.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Perhaps it’s time to ditch the Quality Street and choose a more ethical chocolate to stuff your face with. Pebble Mag have you covered with a list of seven ethical brands for you to choose from.

The best ethical chocolate brands

 

Perfection comes in all shapes & sizes.

Oddbox delivers wonky, delicious fruit & veg that would otherwise go to waste. Have fresh, imperfect produce delivered to your door for 30% less than ‘sexy’ supermarket alternatives.

Buy your box

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Sustainable Scrapbook Vol. 002

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Discover a sustainable phone that’s fair, an African art tour and a bag that’s bananas.

Welcome to Vol.002 of The Sustainable Scrapbook: Poapoa’s fortnightly newsletter helping you discover the latest sustainability news, apps, products & ideas.

We believe that for our grandchildren to inherit a beautiful world, the change makers need to be heard.

This is our way of sharing their voice with you.

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The world’s first ethical modular smartphone

The smartphone industry relies heavily on mined minerals from exploited emerging countries and making you buy a new phone every year. Fairphone realised there was a lot that could be improved. 

See Fairphone’s game changing device.

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Looking to get yourself a new laptop?

Here’s what to do with your old one. Hack Your Future is a coding school for refugees where computer programming and how to get a job in software development is taught. They need your old laptop. So instead of throwing your old one away, make sure it has a new lease of life with someone who is transforming their life.

Learn about Hack Your Future.

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Your personal tour of the world’s leading African art

1-54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora, which returned for its sixth edition at Somerset House in London between the 4-7 October 2018.In case you missed out, here’s your own 360 tour for the small screen.

Get inspired by African art.

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The story of the bag made from bananas.

Swiss brand Qwstion have managed to replace the traditional polymer based tough fabric used for bags with banana plants. The fabric is grown using zero fertilisers or pesticides and is 100% biodegradable. The result and the process of how they got there is a thing of beauty.

Watch how Qwstion made a banana bag.

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Sustainable Scrapbook Vol. 001

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Welcome to Vol.001 of The Sustainable Scrapbook: Poapoa’s fortnightly newsletter helping you discover the latest sustainability news, apps, products & ideas.

We believe that for our grandchildren to inherit a beautiful world, the change makers need to be heard.

This is our way of sharing their voice with you.

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Zero-waste shops are closer than you think!

Our world is drowning in plastic. We know we should use less, but what can we cut back on? One area is  food packaging. Thankfully, a few sustainable, zero-waste shops are fighting back and giving you the power.

Find a zero-waste store near you.

Ethical fashion – How do brands compare?

Want to discover fashion that aligns with your values of being sustainable, socially good and cruelty free? A new, easy-to-use online tool, Compare Ethics, helps you do just that!

Discover Compare Ethics here.

Poapoa has popped up in Bloomsbury!

Come and say hello! We are thrilled to be (right now!) part of The Oasis pop-up, curated by our friends at the ethical marketplace, Artisan & Fox. We’re only there for a week so hurry along!

Visit Poapoa at The Oasis.

Malnutrition is the number one cause of deaths in children under the age of five. And it’s completely preventable. This Bar Saves Lives is taking action. When you buy one of their snack bars, they give a nutrient rich peanut paste bar to a child in need, ensuring they don’t end up another statistic.

Snack, make a difference and save lives here.

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