Author Archives: Mardi

DarNET! A Coloured Spectrum of Waste

DarNET! A Coloured Spectrum of Waste

Waste conjures up a motley mess of blacks, greys, and browns – a disarray of worthless, useless or defective stuff. When foraging and sourcing waste for my Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art project, I intrinsically wanted to classify my waste collection into their respective colour hues. It made waste feel more palatable and […]

Shop Local. Support Local. Buy Local

Shop Local. Support Local. Buy Local

Shop Local. Support Local. Buy Local. These simple sentences have had greater prominence in our lingo over the last couple of years. More so since the start of COVID-19 restrictions in March 2020 when national and international supply and logistics were affected.  Backing our close-to-home businesses has community and environmental benefits that sit behind the […]

Why I Created these Handmade Unique Christmas Bon Bons

Handmade Unique Christmas Bon Bons handcrafted by sustainable living shop, French for Tuesday. Newcastle, Australia.

Christmas Day for us is about sharing a baked meal with family and friends. Before we tuck into this delicious feast, we crack our bon bons, share the corny jokes and wear the (compulsory) coloured hat. Every year without a doubt, the small plastic trinkets were tossed in the bin after the Christmas meal. Many […]

5 Tips for Loving Your Trusty Natural Deodorant Paste

5 Tips for Loving Your Trusty Natural Deodorant Paste

If you’ve recently ditched your traditional antiperspirant deodorant and switched to natural deodorant, here are 5 tips for loving your trusty natural deodorant paste. This is a guest post by Phoebe from Happy Skin Care and Woohoo Body. 1. Prime Your Pits Don’t neglect your poor pits when you’re showering or bathing. Odour-causing bacteria can […]

Go Outside and Enjoy the Fresh Air

Go Outside and Enjoy the Fresh Air

Taking time to go outside and enjoy the fresh air is so valuable to our wellbeing and connection to place. There are obvious and subtle benefits of being out in the fresh air. First, here’s my outdoors fresh air imagery while I write this story. The mid-August sun naturally warms my feet as I listen […]

I Made this Practical & Affordable Reusable Shopping Bag

I Made this Practical & Affordable Reusable Shopping Bag

Captured by the design on this t-shirt, I made this practical & affordable reusable shopping bag by upcycling a t-shirt from the op shop. Old or cheap t-shirts can be comfy, but they can easily look scrappy and lose their shape. It’s so easy to toss them in the bin or donate them, which contributes […]

Belongingness to People Makes a World of Difference

Belongingness to People Makes a World of Difference

Twenty years as an early childhood educator broadened my skill of being with and understanding a diversity of people. From this experience, I learned that positive connections and how the feeling of belongingness to people makes a world of difference to people’s behaviours, motivation and participation. Feeling Like we Belong Belongingness is the sense of […]

An Inspirationally Creative Waste to Art Story

An Inspirationally Creative Waste to Art Story

In this video, Melinda shares her inspirationally creative Waste to Art story on sewing couture-style dresses from waste, highlighting how you can make something beautiful and spectacular from things that other people have thrown away. Melinda gives us greater insight in to the background, inspiration and process of creating these dresses in her written story […]

Creating Your Wonderfully Strong Sense of Community

Creating Your Wonderfully Strong Sense of Community

Creating your wonderfully strong sense of community, where everyone feels a strong sense of belonging takes time and comes with a massive intrinsic feel-fantastic invigoration. As an early childhood educator for twenty years, I learned the cyclical benefits of how having strong and positive connections with people influenced each person’s behaviours and involvement within a […]

My Low Tox Journey

My Low Tox Journey - Low Tox Life Certified Coach

After six months of honing in on what French for Tuesday offers to our community in terms of low tox sustainability, I’m so pleased to let you know that I have the certified coach seal of Low Tox Life approval! The Low Tox Method course was a wonderful journey of insight and reflection and helped […]