Category Archives: In the Community

Be inspired by the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast communities of NSW Australia who support living an authentic sustainable lifestyle.

Blue Wrap Couture: A Creative Waste to Art Story

Blue Wrap Couture: A Creative Waste to Art Story

In this video, Melinda shares her blue wrap couture: a 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 […]

Forager. In Search of Blossom: From Waste to Art

Forager. In Search of Blossom: From Waste to Art

Here is Diana’s story on how her piece developed using waste as a valuable and available resource – Forager. In Search of Blossom…No Future Here Using the natural environment as inspiration, Diana meticulously and professionally creates pieces using various found building and household waste. This piece exhibited at the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art Exhibition. […]

Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art

Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art

Here is Melinda’s story on her evolution of ideas and design which inspired her submission to the Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods 2019 Waste to Art Exhibition. Melinda shares with us her background and fascinating inspiration for how her wearable piece, “Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art”, materialised using waste as a valuable and available […]

2020 Waste to Art Exhibition

Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art Exhibition

Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods are challenging the way we look at waste with the 2020 Waste to Art exhibition. Waste to Art is a community art exhibition, open to everyone in the Lake Macquarie region of NSW. Waste and plastic pollution has an enormous impact on our health and wellbeing as well as our local and global […]

Take 3 for The Sea Inaugural CEO Cleanup

Taking part in the Take 3 for the Sea inaugural CEO cleanup event on the Central Coast of NSW was a real eye opener. The sun glistened on Tuggerah Lakes with the early morning start. The air started to feel thick from bushfire smoke. The grass, brown from no rain. From the carpark, the open […]

Starting a Simplified Co-op with Free Range Eggs

Starting a Simplified Co-op with Free Range Eggs

The more I knuckle down into living a more sustainable, low impact life the more I realise how large corporations and businesses aren’t as sustainable as I would hope. Did you know that in Australia, at least two of the largest supermarkets have the duopoly on all areas of grocery shopping, but they also own […]

Meet The Share Shop: A Newcastle Library of Things

The Share Shop

I would love you to meet The Share Shop: A Newcastle Library of Things to borrow. The Share Shop is a non-for-profit association run by a committed team of volunteers, based in Newcastle NSW. The Share Shop is part of the library of things movement, which challenges people to rethink about whether you need (or […]