Green Living, sustainability

Green Living

Compiled by Bambina Olivares Wise Photographs Supplied Illustration Megan Clarke DOGHOUSE ROCKS Sustainable lifestyles extend even to pets. From NewAgePet come eco-friendly dog kennels made from 100 per cent recycled plastics and wood products, which offer good insulation and are easily assembled from a flat pack. They’re weather resistant, moisture proof and insect free. newagepet.co.za APPSOLUTELY Finally, an app that tells you exactly how ‘green’ a product is! The eLabel app turns your phone into a barcode scanner, which allows access to information about any product’s sustainability credentials, such as its carbon or water footprint. Plus it’s interactive – you can leave comments, ask questions, and upload or watch videos. elabel.org NATURAL ALLURE Take a natural approach to younger-looking skin with Crème Précieuse by French spa company, Cinq Mõndes. Inspired by ancient recipes, it's an anti-blemish, anti-wrinkle firming cream that uses only natural or organic ingredients, and is free of parabens and other synthetic substances. Available at Metropolitan Cosmetics (R1 600). For more sustainable products, as well as a Q&A with Illac Diaz, a ‘Young Global Leader of 2008’, see page 136 of our June 2012 issue...