Fashion & beauty

Meet Mawena – Vegan skincare from France

From France, we’d like to introduce you to Mawena, a vegan & organic skincare brand that is catching the eye of the community.  Here is our interview with Helena Mendes, Mawena’s representative. Welcome to OhSo.  Tell us a little something about your brand. Mawena is a vegan, cruelty-free, organic skincare line created through the prisms […]

Austrian spinach dumplings with vegan feta

What turns me on the most about this time we’re living, is the creativity.  People are taking on their most popular local recipes and giving it the vegan treatment.  It’s not easy.  That comes from experience.  It takes trying, testing and trying and more testing to find the right measure and mixture of ingredients to […]

How To Recycle Your Old Clothes

So much waste in a single country. Ever wondered how to recycle clothes? If you’ve ever wanted to know how to recycle clothing, check out this episode of One Small Step! Follow Lucy Biggers on her journey as she first visits a thrift store to try and sell some old clothes, then goes to a […]

Living a Radically Simple Permaculture Life

Hey @Crissie I think we need a section exclusive for Permaculture. I don’t know if it’s obvious, but I’m obsessed with the idea of transitioning to a simpler self-sustainable life away from the city. I share what I learn from others. Having looked around this week at what the community is sharing, I’m happy to […]

Zero waste essentials I REGRET buying

Now that veganism has been taken over by the internet marketing community, there is sadly a lot of bad information being thrown around – about diet, lifestyle, recycling. Kids, I’ve read it all. In fact, even zero-waste has become something to make money out of. Which is,well, stupid. So, I went looking for some videos […]

5 VEGAN MEALS UNDER £1($1.50)

Youngsters do live on a budget. What am I saying? I’m 45 and I’m living on a budget. But the point of sharing this video is that youngsters who are clearly keen to learn more about the vegan lifestyle will do well in watching videos like this one. Healthy meals on a budget are not […]

Man Living in a Sustainable & Innovative Earthship Home

Don’t get caught up in the meaning of the title. We learn from everyone. who has decided to go their own way. Tour this beautiful, sustainable Earthship home in Ontario, Canada! Go to https://NordVPN.com/exploringalternat… and/or use code EXPLORINGALTERNATIVES to get 75% off a 3 year plan. Protect yourself online today! This 3-bedroom Earthship home has […]

The Future of Living: Self-Sustaining Villages

Smart house inside of the dumb neighborhood does not make sense! James explains in his talk how to build regenerative communities that produce more organic food, clean water, renewable energy and mitigate waste. James Ehrlich is the Founder of ReGen Villages, a Stanford University spin-off company, which aims to develop the “Tesla of Ecovillages“ with […]

Permaculture, Self Sufficiency & Vegan Fertilisers

This is where we are going. As humanity faces more and more hardship with nature’s wrath, growing our own food and becoming truly self-sustainable is something we should all be educating ourselves about. The beauty of the internet is that it is used by people who share what they learn. Here’s one such case – […]

11 Years Living Off-Grid

Hélène Dubé and her partner Alain Neveu from Es-Cargo (http://www.es-cargo.qc.ca/) have lived off-grid in Quebec, Canada for 11 years in a self-built earthship style home made of recycled tires filled with earth and large south-facing windows. Their water is gravity fed from a spring-filled cistern placed up the hill from their home, their power comes […]