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To Share Is To Grow - Road map to a greener urban community

How one London street poured a cup of lockdown kindness and upped their eco credentials As restrictions in the UK ease, it’s a great time to reflect.  One community in SW London has done just that, with some kind, caring and sustainable new habits that we can all learn from. Back in March 2020, a small Streatham road tried to lift spirits with two speakers in a front garden and some communal Sunday tunes.  What happened next changed a community.   It all started with a distanced-disco WhatsApp Group which turned into a caring, sharing hub that helped reduce waste and built a more conscious and green community. This is a blog about how one London street upped its eco credentials...

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Compassion for community this Valentine's Day

  Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and this year it may look a little different, with no more fancy dinner dates or adventures away from home. Perhaps you're far away from the ones you love, or feeling a little unloved during lockdown - but remember, Valentine's Day doesn't have to be limited to romantic love. In this blog post, we're celebrating the countless different ways you can show compassion for yourself and others, because the world needs love more than ever and this February is the perfect time to show you care. Local community love   When Covid-19 first hit, we saw a huge wave of community support and mutual aid across the world, with everyday people coming together to...

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How Plastics Affect Coral Reefs

Also referred to as the rainforest of the sea, coral reefs are these beautiful underwater ecosystems found in various oceans around the globe. Home to over 4,000 species of fish, the reefs play an important role to a thriving underwater life. And as pretty as these coral reefs are, they are now at great risk. Plastics are finding their way into reef ecosystems. And what we often labelled as “just one straw” or “just one water bottle” when we toss it into the ocean or leave it by the shore, sink below the surface, and contaminate the corals. This is when the problem begins.   Tune in to WAKEcup and Smell the Coffee podcast to learn more about how coral...

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Getting back to nature in 2021

It’s a brand new year, a brand new decade, and if 2020 taught us anything it’s that being indoors all the time can wreak havoc on your wellbeing. Sometimes even on the darkest of days, a short walk outside and a breath of fresh air is the simplest of pleasures.  Being out in nature has a multitude of benefits for both your physical and mental health. So in 2021, our new year’s resolution is to help you keep up the habit of regularly breathing in the great outdoors.  How to connect with nature in lockdown At the time of writing, daily outdoor exercise such as walking, running, cycling, sports and swimming is still permitted during the pandemic. While gyms and...

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Top Tips For Veganuary

Packing lunch for yourself, partner or children is the best way to help you and your family stick to your new vegan diet. It's also a lot cheaper and nutritious then buying lunch in a supermarket and let's be honest prepacked sandwiches are gross!

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