The living-breathing ecosystem of a coral reef is small (relatively speaking) but mightily important. Coral reefs cover about 1% of the ocean however; over 25% of all marine creatures depend on the reef at one stage in during their life cycle. Many people also reply upon on this fragile ecological community, for example, an estimated $6.4 billion per year and 65,000 jobs added to the Australian economy from the Great Barrier Reef alone.
More than 80 percent of the ocean is unmapped and unexplored. What we do know, is that human activities affect nearly all parts of the ocean. From billions of tonnes of plastic clogging up coasts all around the world and poisoning precious marine life to our carbon emissions threatening the delicate balance of this underwater universe.
We want you to cherish your Homewares, not just for the way they look but also for what little impact they are having on the planet. So it’s OUT with single use plastics that clog up the oceans, kill fish and destroy the atmosphere and IN with the renewables…
New Ideas for outdoor spaces and things to do in these challenging times. Inspired by Anna Tyzack in the Daily telegraph. Including bamboo picnic set, outdoor classroom and connecting to nature. For a more conscious way of living.
At Emilie O’Connor Homestore we believe it is important to create and contribute. That’s why 5% of our profits from the latest collection will be going to Surfers’ Against Sewage. Surfers Against Sewage volunteers removed 71,737.92 kg of marine plastic pollution from our coastline. That’s the equivalent of 17,934,48 full bin bags! Find out where the next beach clean is near you and how to get involved.
Best picnic spots :From forest feasts to avoiding sandy sandwiches we take a look at the most dreamy picnic spots the UK has to offer and share some environmentally conscious tips to help us keep them that way. Here is our list of favourite UK picnic spots.
Whether you’re off to a festival, sailing the Atlantic, gathering friends and family in your garden or gearing up for a earth conscious adventure, eating and drinking outdoors is always good for the soul. The good news is it can be eco-friendly too, if we choose to reduce single-use products, buy less, invest in re-usable and take care of the environments we visit. Here is some eco-friendly inspiration for eating al fresco in sustainable style.
We might not be able to single handily change the planet but together we can make a difference to the environment we live in and the future of it. Of course, the small steps that we take are merely a drop in the ocean and the good we feel from doing them must not lead us into a false sense of security.
But sometimes it feels even too bigger commitment to start. We hope that these tips might be useful in consuming more consciously and ultimately help build a more environmentally conscious lifestyle.
It is something we all to often shelve to the back of our minds (so guilty). Unfortunately though, the shocking reality is that we are currently balancing on a knife-edge. Our planet is sick. And, if we carry on as we are, its unlikely the ocean will ever recover. Great blooms of CO2 (amongst other green house gasses)
Producing designs will always make an impact. We are dedicated to finding better solutions for making less impact, spending time sourcing and choosing sustainable materials and production techniques that make the least impression on the environment and people. This is the foundation of our making of new eco-friendly designs.