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The BRIT Awards, glasses that plant trees + cheap vintage steals = the hottest picks in the world of green

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Because being awesome doesn’t have to cost the Earth…

The BRIT Awards Rita Ora

Roll up! Roll up! It’s time to check out just what’s going down in the eco world…

Life WaterThe BRITs goes green
Life Water, the original ethical British spring water is proud to announce its partnership with The BRIT Awards 2013 as part of its ongoing commitment to be ‘refreshingly British’. Life water is 100% carbon neutral, bottled at a certified organic source and they promise to NEVER export overseas. Every bottle of Life Water gives up to 1000 litres of clean drinking water to communities in the developing world too. What eco-heroes!

Be a Fairtrade foureyes
Transitions Eco LensesTransitions Optical has recently collaborated with Modo Eyewear – creating a range called ECO (Earth-Conscious Optics). All frames are made with 95% recycled stainless steel and plastic (woohoo). They even have an initiative called One Frame, One Tree where ECO will plant a tree for each frame sold. Even the packaging is made of recycled paper and the frames are shipped in a pouch of organic cotton with a return envelope for customers to donate their old frames so OneSight can send them to those in need around the world. That’s a whole load of good in one pair of specs!

Go green in the office
Green GuideWe got our hands on XLN Telecom’s new guide on how to be a more eco-friendly small business and really loved it. Usually we feel like we’re going to nod off when someone starts nagging us about work-related stuff. But their guide is fun, easy to follow and really can save you money. From simple things like unplugging your  laptop charger to how to keep warmer on those chilly days in the office, this is one of the best green office guides we’ve seen in a while.

Have a fashion conscience
VestiaireNow that January payday is finally here, we can’t quite seem to stop browsing the online shops. Which really is a good thing when you stumble upon a company as cool as Vestiaire Collective. It’s a great marketplace for women (and men) who like to buy and sell luxury, designer and name brand vintage wear. They even recently held an online sale featuring items from the likes of Rachel Weisz, Sophie Dahl and Davina McCall to raise money for charity. And just to put your mind at ease, all products are inspected in-house in Paris for condition and authenticity (they signed a charter alongside Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Burberry, Dior and Marc Jacobs to name a few, against online sale of counterfeit goods). Now that’s some top notch vintage garb!

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

GC articles show you a few ways (the ones in bold) to live greener…

/ Be a winner (not a binner) /
/ Turn up the style (not the heat) /
/ Love the trend (not the spend) /
Do it in public (not the car/plane) /

Main image: PA Images. All other images from relevant websites.

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