10 TIPS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS

Christmas is a magical time for most of us. We get to celebrate, indulge, give and receive gifts, spend time with family and friends and generally be jolly. It’s all so much fun, it can be easy to forget the good habits we’ve adopted during the year or just give in to the pressure to … Continue reading 10 TIPS FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar!

Since we are now safely passed the mid-November mark, it's an acceptable time for a Christmas post! As a kid, one of the staple Christmas traditions in our house was the advent calendar. Chocolate every day, before lunchtime! What a friggin' treat. This year I decided that I wanted to bring back the advent calendar … Continue reading DIY Christmas Advent Calendar!

EHRA – Every Human Requires Adventure (Poppy’s Back!)

Guess who’s back (back, back). Back again, (‘gain, ‘gain). It’s me, Popizzle – real name, no gimmicks. Throwin’ back to a bit of early 00’s rap. No regrets…. So I’ve been off the radar for waaay too long, but I have an excuse. I’ve been visiting other continents, meeting new people, and doing a whole … Continue reading EHRA – Every Human Requires Adventure (Poppy’s Back!)

Green Elephant

If you haven't heard of Green Elephant yet,  prepare to be enlightened! An online marketplace based in the Bay of Plenty, with an exceptionally well curated range of healthy, ethical, and sustainable products - these folks have it all covered! After researching alternative, natural products for their own personal use, they soon discovered a raft of NZ companies with … Continue reading Green Elephant

The Climate Change We Need – Local Body Elections 2016

By Matthew Fanselow: published author, maker-of-change, doer-of-things, West Coast Gentleman. October 8th is polling day for the 2016 local body elections, and many of you are surely wondering “why should I care”? Across the country only 42% of New Zealanders cast their vote in the 2013 local elections, with turnout being even lower in the 18-34 demographic. … Continue reading The Climate Change We Need – Local Body Elections 2016

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Lately, I’ve been struggling to find motivation. Whether it be to exercise, to cook proper meals, or to go out and socialise - it just hasn’t been coming easily. Lack of motivation is something we all battle sometimes, but recently it’s been creeping in to places I don’t want it to. As much as I … Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green

Junk Free June!

We talk a lot about junk on this blog. Mostly, we're discussing possessions and meaningless commodities - "stuff" that we accumulate that we really don't need. Y'know what else you don't need though? Junk FOOD! This year, Use Good Stuff is getting behind Junk Free June, a campaign all about giving up junk food while … Continue reading Junk Free June!

Use Good Stuff Turns 1!

It's our first birthday!  Hello everyone, Blick here! Needless to say, this is a very special day for us. A whole year has passed since we launched this blog, and what an incredible time we've had. As we've continued our Use Good Stuff journey, we've been learning and sharing as much as we can about … Continue reading Use Good Stuff Turns 1!

Don’t Be An Egg – Ethical Easter Tips

Easter time is upon us, and and we would all love to enjoy days of endless sweet snacking without any guilt, right? Well, I can't do much about your sugar or calorie intake, but I can try to help you find ethical and sustainable choices for your Easter holiday. So let's start there! When it … Continue reading Don’t Be An Egg – Ethical Easter Tips

Livin’ La Vida Vegan

A little while ago, I made a post about switching to a vegetarian diet. I noted that I would probably go vegan eventually, and that I would really miss cheese. Well, now I have… And I do. But it has certainly been a lot easier than expected. Just like last year when I was removing … Continue reading Livin’ La Vida Vegan