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

My Mojo – Eco Stationery

I’m pretty much convinced that there is a sustainable and/or ethical alternative for every product we commonly use. There isn’t much we haven’t thought of already, which is pretty spectacular. We just need to look for those alternatives, is all! Stationery is found in every household because it is just way too inconvenient not to … Continue reading My Mojo – Eco Stationery

UGS SEALED SECTION – Eco-friendly Sex: The Ins and Outs

I have been writing at you guys for almost a year now, and I think it’s time we talked about sex and the environment. Don’t worry- I’ll be gentle. Now, please don’t get your hopes up. I am not going to give you advice on how to avoid rubbish sex – that’s your own responsibility. … Continue reading UGS SEALED SECTION – Eco-friendly Sex: The Ins and Outs

Go Bamboo

Go Bamboo is on a mission - to keep plastics out of our marine environments, by encouraging smarter consuming. They manufacture products which would traditionally be made from plastic, providing a better alternative for us, and for the planet. For their efforts they have received a Green Ribbon award for their contributions to waste minimisation, … Continue reading Go Bamboo

Reducio!

Hey folks, how’s it hanging? Do me a wee favour and have a look around you right now. Where are you? Bedroom? Office? Bathroom (because you’re reading this while on the toilet (no judge))? Take a moment to notice the things that surround you. Start with the big stuff then work down: House, room, couches, … Continue reading Reducio!

2016 – Make It Green!

Hello everybody and welcome back to Use Good Stuff for 2016! The new year is when a lot of us start setting new  goals - whether we stick to them or not, the intentions are good! If you still have room on your list for a few more resolutions, how about adding in some new … Continue reading 2016 – Make It Green!