Last Thursday, Team Looloo had a rather unusual Crafternoon session (What’s this, you ask? Check out our first ever Crafternoon here!).
Instead of launching straight into our usual Arts and Crafts, we decided to play a game and indulge our inner child as well as prepare us for the brainstorming session to follow. Move over, rock-paper-scissors… wizards, giants and midgets in the house – oops, office!
How do you play wizards, giants and midgets?
Split into two teams and choose as a team whether you’d like to be midgets, giants or wizards. Then stand in two rows facing each other and when your appointed referee says “Go!”, you either:
Crouch if you’re a midget
Put your hands up if you’re a giant
Or stand Harry Potter style with a pretend wand out if you’re a wizard
Now, the game play is broken down like this:
Wizards chase giants
Giants chase midgets
Midgets chase wizards
Let’s say you’re a midget, and the other team are giants, your goal would be to run as quickly as possible to the other side of the room without being caught by the giants! If you’re caught, you’d have to join the other team.
Whoever took these photos were probably laughing too hard to take a clear picture, but we do have a much clearer photo courtesy of Kaitlin from one of our adjacent offices.
I think she caught us at a moment when we all decided to be wizards. Great minds think alike? We all ended up the same about 5 times out of 7! Not sure if epic win or epic fail…
Did you know that when you do good, you feel good?
The Washington Post reported that in a 2006 study by neuroscientists at the US National Institutes of Health, it was found that unselfishness and generosity activated a primitive part of the brain that usually lights up in response to food or sex. So it would seem that feeling good about doing good is naturally hard-wired in our brains!
What’s your good deed for the day?
Team Looloo has made it so that it could be as simple as switching your toilet paper to Looloo Paper. Our toilet paper helps the environment and the developing world! Do good, feel good. Everyday.
Diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid are deadly, killing an estimated two million people each year. The majority are children under the age of 5, and approximately 94% of all diarrhoeal disease occurrences are preventable, through WASH program intervention.
These diseases are mainly faecal-orally transmitted, through the consumption of contaminated food and water. And while huge progress has been made to ensure clean water supply for communities in developing countries, sanitation issues are just as important and perhaps more difficult to address. Changing behaviours such as open defecation help to break a vicious cycle of poverty, violence and disease.
We need to talk crap.
Sanitation is often overshadowed by water campaigns, despite being a critical issue. Maybe as humans, it’s regarded as a sort of taboo, driven by our natural disgust and aversion towards anything and everything regarding poo? Still, the statistics don’t lie. We need to talk crap. We need to talk sanitation.
Let’s do crap!
Change can begin with awareness and then furthered by taking action. And it can all be as simple as making a simple switch from choosing regular toilet paper to Looloo Paper – all of our proceeds go straight into investing in better sanitation in developing countries.
This is just absolutely boggling the minds of everyone at Looloo HQ right now!
So….get this. At Looloo Paper, we share an office with 3 other businesses who all live in Bondi….that means we all catch the bus 333 to our office at 333 George Street….where we work on Looloo, directly across the street from Lulu Lemon, with an intern named Lulu!
Best of all? We just found out that there’s an average of 333 squares on a toilet roll.
Synchronisation in numbers. The universe believes in Looloo Paper. Do you? It’s a sign, so sign up now!
How was your Easter? Ate far too much chocolate, did we? (Well, we did too… please don’t judge our expanding waistlines). Back at our awesome Looloo HQ, we spent Easter re-purposing a couple of things that have been laying around the office to bring you our Easter-inspired crafternoon debut. It was a good excuse to revamp what would otherwise have been unceremoniously disposed of by most people, enjoy good company and a lot of sweet sweet chocolate.
A toilet roll, a pair of googly eyes, some fuzzy pipe cleaners for ears, a dash of Easter magic and voila… some outrageously cute bunnies to brighten the day and the office!
“Working hard or hardly working?”
We’d love to hear about your Easter too, so drop us a line and share how your Easter went with us:
Here at our spanking new Looloo Paper HQ, we are all about upcycling and repurposing. And we just had our first ‘crafternoon’ session!
“What’s a crafternoon?” you say?
Crafternoons are Looloo Paper’s monthly in-office Arts and Crafts afternoons where we all do a little DIY to breath life into scraps and pieces that most people would simply throw away. We’ll also show you some easy-to-make crafts so you can get started and get inspired to upcycle your own masterpieces.
So keep your eyes peeled for our Easter-inspired crafternoon!
And check out our fantastic new signup page! (come on, you know you want to!)
Are you wondering if the humble little toilet roll could actually pave the way for great changes in the world? Could it really save lives? More than that, could it really improve the quality of life in developing countries?
Wonder no more, because the short answer is yes.
But well, if you’re a skeptic or you just love the nitty gritty like we do, read on!
So the next time you run out of toilet paper, why not switch to a toilet paper that actually makes a difference and save some lives today?