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What Is Emotional Intelligence And How To Develop Your EQ
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·14·22
Unlike intellectual intelligence, which many curricula embrace, emotional intelligence is something people are often left to figure out. Recognizing and managing your emotions is as important as your thinking and rational skills. In this article, you’ll discover new ways to develop emotional intelligence. You’ll also gain more understanding of the components of emotional intelligence.
Start A Conversation About Mental Health
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·14·22
Everyone has mental health and normalising the conversation around mental health and mental ill-health is important for everyone. Small things, such as starting a conversation, can make a huge difference. No special skills are required, simply the willingness to listen openly.
Upcycling Clothes - 12 Tips and Ideas for Clothing Reuse
Sustainable FashionSustainable Fashion
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·05·21
Upcycling clothes is a fun, creative, and money-saving way to turn your old clothes into new pieces. Apart from the creativity that comes with it, upcycling clothes is also a great way to reduce your environmental impact. Rather than tossing out old clothes and constantly spending on new fast fashion items, why not upcycle clothes […]
Become a Tree Planting Volunteer and Find Tree Planting Opportunities
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
06·26·21
If you’ve been wondering how to play your part, a tree-planting volunteer program could be right for you and is a great way to give back to nature. When you participate in tree planting activities or planting events, you’ll be playing an important role in restoring the natural order. There are many volunteer programs across […]
Share Your Mental Health Story To Support Yourself and Others
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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06·15·21
Sharing stories about mental illness is a great way to desensitize people who react with ignorance and fear towards mental health problems. It is also a powerful tool in giving hope to individuals suffering who suffering from such conditions.
Reusable Coffee Cups - Carry One To Fill Up Plastic Waste Free
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·21
If you’re an avid coffee drinker, the chances are that you need your morning boost daily. Our coffee fix often entails taking a trip to the coffee shop. Unfortunately, single-use coffee cups are no fix for the environment. Whether it’s the paper cups for a hot drink or the plastic for an iced beverage, they […]
Eat Less Meat to Help the Environment
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·21
We all have the ability to help mitigate climate change. One major way can be eating less meat and animal products - it’s estimated that livestock farming is responsible for 14.5% of global greenhouse emissions, that’s largest than the total emissions of all the world’s transport.
Recycle Your Old Clothes
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·20·21
Year in, year out, you outgrow clothes. They either no longer fit perfectly, are out of style for you, or have aged due to wear and tear. Old clothing items may have outlived their use but you don’t have to throw them away, you can recycle clothes. There are many ways to recycle clothes, from […]
Host a Clothing Swap - Tips for Fashion Exchanges & Swap Parties
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·09·21
If you think cheap deals are great, there is something even better. It's called a clothing swap. A clothing swap brings people together to exchange their valuable but no longer-in-use clothes. These people could be total strangers or a group of friends. It is a fun way to declutter and revamp your closet. You get […]
Challenging Yourself to Buy Nothing New? Here Are Some Tips
Sustainable LivingSustainable Living
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
01·08·21
Our purchasing decisions are responsible for the consumption problem that threatens the planet today. Something as simple as a new t-shirt alone takes so much from the Earth. To grow the cotton to sew a T-shirt, we require 2700 liters of water. Joining the buy nothing new challenge is a great way to reduce the […]
Take A Personal Retreat, A Guide To Taking Time Out
Mind & BodyMind & Body
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
11·08·20
When was the last time you took a break from your highly stimulating life? In the fast-paced world of today, it’s very easy to assume that we’ve been enjoying the personal time when we really have not. We must be willing to hit “pause” on life for holistic well-being and take a personal retreat once […]
Switch to Renewable Energy - Green Power or Generate Your Own
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·03·20
For the first time ever, renewable energy provided over 50% of the UK’s energy in June 2017. With the ever-increasing supply and improving technology of renewable energy (solar, wind, hydro and biomass), clean energy is fast becoming the new norm.
Become a Homeless Shelter Volunteer
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
09·03·20
Homelessness is a significant issue in today's world. It is an issue that can affect anyone at any time. Unfortunately, prejudice abounds, and many people cannot imagine a world in which they themselves find themselves without a home. Choosing to become a homeless shelter volunteer is a compassionate extension of your support to people who […]
Refillable Laundry Detergent - For A Zero Waste Laundry
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·07·20
Our laundry routines involve more waste and consumption than we may assume. Making the right choices when it comes to how you wash your clothes can help you to become more eco-friendly. And when you consider the waste that comes with laundry, a great step towards being a bit more green is to use refillable […]
Choose to Buy Fairtrade
Equality & DiversityEquality & Diversity
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08·06·20
As consumers, we have a lot of power to create change. By making the right choices when it comes to what we buy, we can make our world a better, fairer, more ethical place. We can remove our support for damaging commerce systems when we choose to buy fairtrade. 
Mentoring Young Adults - Youth Mentorship Can Have a Big Impact
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
08·06·20
Mentoring a young person can be a very rewarding experience and can make a world of difference to a young person. Mentoring comes in many forms and can be a one-off meeting or a long-standing engagement.
Host A Local Community Event
Charity & Civil SocietyCharity & Civil Society
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08·05·20
Community events can be a great way for neighbourhoods to get together, to get to know new residents, or support a local cause. Volunteering at community events can be a great way for young people to learn new skills, take responsibility and contribute to their community. There’s likely to be community organisations in your area that […]
Bring Your Own Bags
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·26·20
Breaking our reliance on single-use plastic can be a challenge. But the small steps we take to move in the right direction really can make a big difference. Bring your own bag to help reduce plastic waste.
Compost Food Waste Instead of Throwing It Away
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
One of the best things you can do to live in a greener and more eco-friendly way is to compost food waste instead of throwing it away. Composting is far easier than you may imagine. Even if you don't have a garden or any outside space at all, there are ways to compost food waste […]
Choose Alternatives to Single-Use Plastic Cutlery
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
Single-use plastic cutlery is one more item to absolutely refuse while moving towards a zero-waste lifestyle. If you want to live more sustainably and ethically, then all single-use plastic has to go. We need to break our reliance on non-biodegradable fossil fuel products and transition to a low carbon society. Breaking our plastic addiction is […]
Best Plastic Free Chewing Gum - Choose Your Gum Wisely
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·30·20
Every item we buy, including the tiny ones, have more impact than we realise. Unfortunately, many of these small purchasing decisions could come with negative consequences. Chewing gum is one decision that could hurt people and the planet. Thankfully today you can choose plastic free chewing gum. 
What Are Food Miles? Why They Matter and How to Check Them
Climate ChangeClimate Change
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
05·01·20
Do you ever give much thought about what country your food has come from, or how far it has travelled to land on your plate? Consider also the environmental impacts of transporting this food, however, it travelled, whether by plane, boat or road: there’s going to be a significant impact. Learn what is seasonal in […]
Run a Local Beach Cleanup Event
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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12·16·19
From newspapers to a multitude of social impact posts, it is almost impossible to avoid reports on plastic waste. What’s more, many of these reports relate to plastic waste that litters our beaches. Today, and thankfully, concerned citizens are grouping together to do their bit. From individuals or small groups through to large global beach […]
Say No To Plastic Bottles
Plastic PollutionPlastic Pollution
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10·10·19
Plastic bottles offer us a simple and convenient solution that allows us to drink on the move and store many other types of liquids. However, over the decades, our reliance on plastic bottles has contributed to a global problem with plastic waste. Much of it down to growing demand, the single-use nature of much of […]
Take The 30 Days Zero Food Waste Challenge
Food WasteFood Waste
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BY Jennifer Okafor ·
07·05·19
How much food do you throw out each day? Several studies have concluded that the largest amount of food waste occurs in households. Data shows that in the U.K., households generate up to 7.1 million tonnes of wasted food per year. In the U.S., a single individual could generate up to 219 pounds of wasted […]
Try Active Listening
Work & SkillsWork & Skills
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03·16·19
The ability to listen is crucial. When you’re receiving instructions or being presented with information at work, you need to hear the whole message. If you’re only taking in 25%, are you sure that’s the important part? Are you a good listener? Or are you hearing without listening? The answer lies in whether or not […]
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