Wednesday, February 23

LADY GAGA - Born This Way (Cover)

This is so good! ♥ Lady Gaga was brought to tears by this cover of Born This Way!

Saturday, February 19

The Environmental Toothbrush is already for sale!

The amazing Harmless House Environmental Toothbrush which I talked about last week (click here) is already in stores! You can buy the Environmental Toothbrush at the health shops in both Hyde Park Shopping Centre, and Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre! It's just R35! Read more below. 

I've bought mine! It's fantastic!

Wednesday, February 16

Shopping for a Happy Planet!

Finally, there is a company that can bring us the products that we really want! Products that are organic, kind to the planet, and not tested on animals! What more could we ask for? 

Harmless House, started by Kate Townshend, offers a wide range of products. Harmless House has everything: scrubs, lotions, skin care, toothbrushes, toothpaste and baby products and stocks four brands: Sanctum, Eco-Dent, BWC and The Environmental Toothbrush. 

I have sampled some of the products myself and they are really quite amazing! Not only is the quality fantastic, but you can use these products with a clear conscious! 

If you really do replace your toothbrush every three months like you're supposed, you have probably wondered about the environmental impacts of all those plastic toothbrushes being thrown in the bin (not to mention what went into making them). The bamboo for a Harmless House Environmental toothbrush grows sustainably in just five hours, and is biodegradable! 
Click here to read more about Harmless House. Please comment on the article when you visit it, too! Click here to email Kate for more information. 

I can't wait to start shopping! 

Sunday, February 13

Happy Valentine's Day

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! Whether you believe it is a hallmark construct or Cupid's birthday, there is no reason not to give the gift of life! Please consider donating blood in honour of Valentine's Day! SANBS only has 2.6 days of blood stocks left. Click here

Another wonderful thing that you can do to save a life this Valentine's Day is not eat animals. It does, after all, fall on Meat Free Monday! Click here
Whatever you do this Valentine's Day, you should definitely give your loved ones some PETA Presents! With PETA, you can give a customized Valentine's Day gift! Click here

'I am going to be Cupid, and I am going to shoot my sparrow at unsuspecting victims, and they are going to get hit and say "I'm in love! I was hit by Cupid's Sparrow." Funny little bird, but he gets the job done.' - Michael Scott

Saturday, February 12

Jane's Journey

On Tuesday evening I had the privilege of attending the premier of Jane's Journey: a documentary telling the story of Jane Goodall's amazing life and dedication to chimpanzees. 

The premier was a fundraiser for the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI). They sold toy chimpanzees (Yes, I bought one), calendars (that too), and some of Goodall's books (I've already read those). The caterers sadly failed to provide vegetarian food, which is rather silly considering that Goodall is a strict vegetarian. However, considering that Cinema Nouveau provided the catering and the movie-screening for free, I think we can forgive that oversight. 

JGI member talked about a recent expedition to the Central African Republic. JGI sent a team to the CAR to collect a chimpanzee named Claude from a desolate life in a zoo, and brought him back to Chimp Eden. During the expedition a power change in the CAR caused political problems for the team, who eventually had to break Claude out of the zoo so that the South African Air Force could bring them all back. The story was incredibly inspirational. You can read more incredible JGI stories here.  

Click here to view the website and the amazing work that they do,