The Voya Sustainable Living Blog

Sustainability

The Year of the Ox

The year of the Ox is a good year to stick to routines and habits, while laziness is discouraged. As success cannot be achieved without diligence, the motto of the year may be: No money without hard work.
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Valentine’s Day at Home

Valentine’s Day may look a bit different this year, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the day and make it special with your favourite person. Here are a few ideas to get started.
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Self Care Sunday

There are many ways to enjoy a day of self care. Create your own combination of compassionate activities to nourish yourself on a regular basis, rest and recharge. Read more for ideas to try.
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European Retreat Centers

Whether a beginner, or a seasoned practitioner, a retreat offers uninterrupted time to explore, deepen and strengthen meditative practice. If you are thinking about your next retreat in Europe, here are a few ideas to get you started.
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Mood Lifters for Winter Months

Essential oils are a perfect indoor experience enhancer, especially during winter while the days are short and cold. Here are a few essential oils with mood-lifting effects that are perfect to use today.
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Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Many people wonder which daily activities can have the biggest impact on reducing their carbon footprint. Here are some choices you can make day-to-day life to lessen your personal impact on the environment.
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Time Enhancing Tips

As we enter the last two months of the year, it is a good time to take stock of what is most important to you and consider ways to enhance the 24 hours of each day. Read for some ideas to benefit you today.
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Winter Energy Saving Tips

As the months get cooler and heaters are switched on to stay warmer, we may seek to lower energy use in our home. Here are a few easy energy saving tips for the winter months to get started.
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Living Plastic Free

In the UK there are around 5000 items of plastic in the ocean per mile of beach, these plastic items are mostly single-use plastic products. Living plastic free, doesn’t need to be complicated. Here are a few tips on ways to get started.
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Shopping with Clarity

Whether you practice mindfulness or are just concerned about the health and well-being of people and the planet, shopping with clarity and an intention to benefit the environment and society can be easily facilitated with these three simple tricks.
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Living in Awareness

Living with awareness is more of an art form than an exact science. This clear and calm way of being can also positively influence other areas of your life, such as more intentional shopping and a sustainable lifestyle.
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Pocket Power

Pockets are not only practical, they provide grace and freedom for the wearer. With increasing awareness and appetite for equality in fashion, pockets in women's clothing are shifting from being a luxury to a necessity of daily life. However, this is an evolution in progress. Read more to find out why.
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