Tag Archives: Community

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]