Spices of Sri Lanka 

We’ve arrived in Sri Lanka – a tropical paradise 🏝. There are great waves, beautiful beaches, awesome fruit trees and delicious S P I C Y food ! 🌶 In fact, Sri Lanka is known for its high quality spices, including clove, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, curry leaves and much more ! We’re in Midigama, located on the Southern tip of the island. We’re staying in … Continue reading Spices of Sri Lanka 

Beyond the Inca trail 

Our parents and little brother came to join my brother Nicolas and I on our gap year for Christmas to explore the fascinating Incan heritage.  As we rode our mountain bikes down the Sacred Valley, meandering down single tracks we stoped to check out one of the Inca’s engineering wonders- the Moray. These circular terraces are thought to be an agricultural laboratory for plant breeding.  … Continue reading Beyond the Inca trail 

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Preface to The Zero Waste Voyage 

Check out my new website The ‘Zero Waste’ Lifestyle is all about limiting trash, and in particular single-use plastic. This holds true for a wide array of things we consume in our every day lives— food in our kitchens, products in our bathrooms, clothes in our wardrobe, office supplies at work … Unless we were to become hunter-gatherers living in tree houses with boar skin … Continue reading Preface to The Zero Waste Voyage 

Barra Nova, Brazil – Zero Waste swaps 

We left Parajuru October 21st, performed a well-needed beach clean-up and headed to Barra Nova — another fisherman’s village up the coast.   Our time here has been very enjoyable as we’ve continued to discover ways to limit our plastic consumption. Indeed, the Zero Waste Voyage is not just an excuse to travel around the world, it’s an exploratory voyage to discover ways to limit … Continue reading Barra Nova, Brazil – Zero Waste swaps 

The Zero Waste Voyage week 1 

After a month of preparation in London: immunisations, camping gear list, kitesurfing gear, medicine kit, home-made cosmetics, plane tickets, accomodation, insurance … We finally made it to Brazil. The plane ride itself was quite eventful. First we were told there wasn’t enough room for our surf bag when there was. Then in Germany, after running through the airport with my kiteboarding harness aroud my waste … Continue reading The Zero Waste Voyage week 1 

Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility

Plastic Tides is on the Lush Charity pot lids this week! Lush has been very generous in helping us build community awareness about plastic pollution in Ithaca, Hawaii and Bermuda. We like this brand because they have eliminated single-use plastics from their products, with a line of ‘naked’ cosmetics and upcycled containers. Their Charity pots are made from post-consumer plastic, and if you bring 10 … Continue reading Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility

From Céline’s Perennial Kitchen

Energy Balls Recipe – 1 cup of pitted dates – 1.5 cups of almonds or other nuts nuts (Mix and match: walnuts, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts…)  – 2 tablespoons of chia seeds – 2 tablespoons of seeds (sunflower, linseed, flax seed…)  -1/2 cup oats   –3 tablespoon of raw cacao powder Extra: 1 tablespoon of hemp protein powder (or other energizing powder: maca, lucuma, baobab…) For the … Continue reading From Céline’s Perennial Kitchen

Hawaii month 2- Meditation voyage and other adventures

Starting october 1st, I joined about a hundred thousand people on a month-long mindfulness summit. Every day, for 31 days I have the opportunity to listen to outstanding speakers and be motivated to join others in a daily mindfulness routine. Check out my blog around October 31st to read about the highlights and my experiences. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hilo Bay from Coconut Island: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bengal almond and … Continue reading Hawaii month 2- Meditation voyage and other adventures

Hawaii Week 4!

The end of week four was a little frightening as I realised that I have already been here for a month. My research is moving along slowly and I still haven’t sent out my research proposal to my advisors for review. I’m working on the methodologies, and finding it extremely hard to explain how I am going to project the research site in the future … Continue reading Hawaii Week 4!