A Guide to Feeling Good About Yourself (And The World) in 2019

Need a boost of positivity injected into your life? Our guide will give you some tips on some fast, easy and free ways you can do some good in the world we live in today.

How can we help the environment?

In the wake of David Attenborough’s Netflix hit Our Planet, many of us are wracked with guilt over our own impact on the environment. We often feel powerless, but here’s how you can do some good without too much strain:

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

With little of our recycling actually being recycled due to contamination and lack of resources, most of our “recycling” is dumped in some other country. That’s where TerraCycle is able to step in and make a real difference and offers you to do the same too!

TerraCycle offer a recycling solution to environmentally conscious Aussies, where they can sign up with Terracycle to post empty bottles and containers for hair products, beauty products, oral healthcare products and cleaning products for FREE! Once you sign up, print off a free postage label, stick it on a box filled with your cleaned empty containers and send it off. Feel the good vibes roll in with the knowledge that your waste will be recycled for future use, allowing us to conserve our resources without harm to our natural environment.

Plant a Tree

Australia has lost more than 60 native plant species, and have over 1,000 species currently under threat. Australia’s delicate biodiversity and native flora is under threat from deforestation. So, what can you do about it?

With National Tree Day set for the last Sunday in July, it’s easy to get your hands good and dirty to make a difference. Find a site near you or register to start a new site and start making a difference in your community today. If you want to contribute before National Tree Day, then access the toolkit and start promoting this event and your site. Encourage friends and family to join you, trees for planting will be provided for you on the day – making it easy, fun and free!

Save the Critters!

We Aussies love our native wildlife, so it’s heartbreaking to see so many of our loveable marsupials on the endangered list. Australia is the world-leader in extinction rates for native animals. That’s a record no country wants to hold, and while this is heart-breaking, we can help lower these rates through conservation initiatives.

Conservation Volunteers provide a list of projects across Australia. You can filter your search with specific date ranges and locations, making it convenient and simple, and suited specifically to you. Whether it’s building koala corridors in NSW or clearing debris and weeds to protect the homes of turtles, dugongs and local marine life in QLD, there are a diverse range of projects available.

If you are looking to contribute to something bigger than yourself, then get involved in one of these worthwhile projects. Encourage your friends, family and even your coworkers to get involved and turn our planet green!