All in Sustainability

Hydrangeas, Coffee, and Infinity Mountain Views at Munduk Moding Plantation

It wasn’t hard to fall in love with Munduk Moding Plantation (MMP). Being located high up in the Balinese mountains, the drive there was beautiful. Just before we arrived at MMP, we drove past numerous hydrangea fields - possibly my favourite flower ever. Hydrangea farming is the main business and source of income for people living in Asah Gobleg, the closest village to MMP. Seeing the flowers everywhere got me excited.

Hideout Beehive - a Bamboo Adventure in the Midst of the Balinese Jungle

Hideout is absolutely stunning! There’s not much more to say than that. It’s impressive, different, unique. Definitely unique. Hideout is a group of three individual eco, all-bamboo houses. They’re built by a small group of very talented Balinese workers, two of them bamboo specialists. The houses are situated right in the middle of the Balinese jungle, in Selat, just east of Sideman. It’s a hidden (not so secret anymore) retreat, perfect for anyone from solo travellers to couples to families or groups of friends who want to escape the crazy Balinese traffic, and experience an authentic, sustainable, connected-to-nature adventure.

Vegetarian and Italian Dreams come true at Dumbo Ubud

Just like The Elephant, Dumbo strives to be an ethical, clean, green and earth friendly restaurant. They use fresh ingredients, serve free osmosis filtered water, good Italian wine. All the fresh ingredients are grown in compost enriched, spring fed soils on the shores of Lake Bedugul and the slopes of Mt. Batukaru, and their permaculture garden next door provides fresh herbs for the meal and garnish for cocktails.

In conversation with Love Tea - on healing, nourishing, and sustaining our bodies and the planet

A little while ago I reached out to Emma at Love Tea, a tea company based just outside of Melbourne, designing and selling natural teas inspired by Naturopathy. Love Tea has always been a favourite of mine since my first few days in Melbourne. The first blend I bought was their Raspberry Leaf tea, which I knew would support my cycle - I couldn’t find many other options for cycle support out there and so I kept coming back to Love Tea.

Making positive change happen: in conversation with Long Street Coffee

A day in the life of a startup follows a business from its early stage steps through growth pains and new opportunities to a sustainable, independent enterprise.
We go back every few months to document the change happening to provide useful insights and inspiration, sharing direct and real learning opportunities, and empowering entrepreneurs and people wanting to make a change.

Preserving the Earth while promoting well-being - a beautiful conversation with rhoeco

It’s always exciting when you come across a new, young brand that’s totally aligned with your values and that you instantly feel connected to. That’s what happened with rhoeco, a newly established tea company from Greece that produces organic herbal teas to promote well-being while preserving the Earth. rhoeco aims to promote zero waste, choosing ethically sourced goods, and staying away from pointless consumerism.

The power of coffee - 8 easy ways to reuse old coffee grounds

We produce around 6 million tons of coffee waste worldwide each year, most of which ends up in landfills. Australia itself contributes an estimated 75,000 tonnes to that number, and it’s constantly increasing.
You just need to do a quick Google search to find that Melbourne’s right at the top of the list for the best coffee in the world, so no wonder we love our coffee. Instead of just drinking it to fuel us in the morning though, we can make even better use of those beans and do good for the planet at the same time.