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Here's the Deal on Living Sustainably (Without Being Totally Granola)

Here's the Deal on Living Sustainably (Without Being Totally Granola) Buy Less but Better Knoll Womb Chair and Ottoman ($4830) Hill swears by the "buy less but better" approach when it comes to decorating. "I avoid a nything that is trendy and therefore won't last long from an aesthetic perspective," he says. "I also stay away from furniture made out of nasty materials or pieces that won't last long or in style or in durability." Buy Local Only Croft House Empress Side Table ($650)When it comes to buying furniture, Krasnow also recommends focusing on local makers. "There is always a carbon footprint on shipping furniture and appliances," she explains. "Understanding where items come from and buying local is a huge factor in helping the environment. Buying vintage furniture is even better as these items are being saved from going into landfills."  Don't Overheat or Overcool Ecobee Lite Thermostat ($165) We have...
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From the Red Sea to the Caribbean (ep.1 prologue)

From the Red Sea to the Caribbean (ep.1 prologue)
After a pretty disastrous last week for my family, my close friends and obviously myself; which included lawyers, connections, exhaustion, stress; an overnight in an overcrowded cell of 12 sq M, with 35 other men (don't ask, just don't ask ;) ) a soft deportation, a 3 night return trip of 3000Km from El Gouna to Cairo, Amman (Jordan), Cairo, back t...
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My next critical perspectives, and reality checks will be the following: 1. The illusion of conservation in The Red Sea. 2. Who killed the dive-master, a critical look at the evolution of professional education in the recreational diving industry. 3. How do you define a dive 'professional'? Discussing the need for an international cross agency rating system. Whoever wants to contribute to these upcoming articles with comments, suggestions or solutions please do so on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Again and as usual, I am not here to just bash people or organizations, these articles are meant as constructive criticism to inform, create awareness, and ultimately push for change from within. #THEDIVEPROFESSIONAL #IADP #THEOCEANROAMER
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INTEGRITY

INTEGRITY
So I came across this post by Baaghil, who I have had the pleasure to meet several times... And I just felt strengthened by it, integrity and principals are values that are too often set aside in the pursuit of $. As a marine consultant, I see concepts that are 70 years old...total destruction of the underwater habitats we work in, and last but not least a catastrophic nose dive in workforce professionalism. I have received similar messages from people who I infuriate with my 'inflammatory' posts... But as mentioned previously and in the Baaghil spirit, if I have to get customers/projects over my principles... I don't want them!
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We need an inter-agency blacklist for the diving 'industry' period!

We need an inter-agency blacklist for the diving 'industry' period!
So it's exactly 3 years ago (thanks to facebook for reminding me of this story), Since I was mislead to invest in courses with a center in Dahab/Sinai. In a nutshell: The person in question had falsified his SSI Instructor Certifier certification (he was a DCSI), and thus as such portrayed himself. He was the 'owner' of a huge diving company with l...
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