8 Things You Need To Know About Solar Powered Watches

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8 Things You Need To Know About Solar Powered Watches

How do solar watches work? Here are answers to all your burning questions - from maintenance and reliability, to the most eco-friendly options.   Low Maintenance — Solar powered watches don’t need daily winding (a manual-wind watch) or wrist motion (an automatic watch). They have self-recharging batteries, but some never need to be replaced. Without needing extra special care, you can keep doing your thing ‘round the clock.   Reliable — When an AWAKE watch receives three hours of daylight, it can accumulate up to six months of usage in the dark. So unless you’re in total darkness, the watch...

4 Surprising Reasons To Protect Our Oceans, Plus How

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4 Surprising Reasons To Protect Our Oceans, Plus How

We swim in it, gaze at it, and eat food from it. Beyond leisure activities, there are even bigger reasons the ocean exists. Here’s why and how to protect the ocean.   The Ocean is in Trouble — Plastic pollution, overfishing, excessive C02 emissions, and minimal authority protection of the ocean has led to an global environmental crisis.   Have you heard of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch? It’s a continent the size of  Texas made of plastic floating in the middle of the Pacific. There are four more gyres like these around the world. 90% of big fish are gone. And if no...

7 New Year’s Resolutions For A More Sustainable Lifestyle

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7 New Year’s Resolutions For A More Sustainable Lifestyle

Ah, December. That fuzzy Christmas feeling and sparkly New Year dreaming. Any time’s a good time to reflect and set goals but who can deny the manifestation power of January 1st? Here, we’ve gathered the team’s little and big New Year resolutions around ways to be more sustainable.   TRAVEL LIGHTLY Opt for eco-friendly wherever you go, from accommodation to tour operators. Connect with nature again by hiking or camping, leaving without a trace. Instead of overseas travel, why not explore locally with fresh eyes? You could fall in love with your home country again while reducing carbon footprint.  ...

The Conscious Consumer: How To Shop More Sustainably

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The Conscious Consumer: How To Shop More Sustainably

No doubt about it: we also like to shop and enjoy nice things. However, it can be easy to buy more than we need or unknowingly support unethical brands. The ‘conscious consumer’ supports sustainable shopping. Making better-informed choices not only positively impacts their own lives but also for others and the planet. So before you buy, pause for a moment and consider these guiding shopping questions. It might help to take small steps first. Small or big, we’re all making a difference.   IS IT A CONSCIOUS COMPANY? As consumers, we hold so much power. When we purchase from a...

Ocean Pollution: What is Ghost Fishing & Why Should We Care?

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Ocean Pollution: What is Ghost Fishing & Why Should We Care?

Plastic straws make up less than 1% of the ocean’s plastic pollution, but did you know that fishing gear accounts for 10%? That’s right, it’s estimated that 640,000 tonnes of waste fishing nets, lines and traps enter our ocean ecosystem every year. It’s called “ghost fishing”, and here’s what we learned about it.   GHOST FISHING 101 Imagine the amount of fishing gear used around the world by the increasing scale of commercial fisheries. Stuff gets abandoned, lost or discarded, causing serious environmental, economic and social impacts. Before the 50s-60s, fishing nets were commonly made of biodegradable hemp or cotton....

THE G7: A UNIQUE STORY

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THE G7: A UNIQUE STORY

  FAR MORE THAN A WATCH: A SYMBOL On the 26th of August 2019, in Biarritz, the President Emmanuel Macron brought the G7 summit to a close with a speech broadcast on the 8 O’ clock evening news, unveiling on his wrist the first watch in the world made from recycled fishing nets. Hours earlier, the same watch illustrated no less than his official speech, inviting leaders from the world over to partake in a united action in favor of conserving the environment.   Covered by the media worldwide(!), these images have in just a few hours made the G7...