Tag Archives: Reduce

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 […]

Going Low Tox was my Moment of Truth

Going Low Tox was My Moment of Truth

Going Low Tox was my Moment of Truth I would love you to meet Linda… I met Linda through our early childhood services connections and discovered we shared a very similar understanding about what it means to live a low tox life. For Linda, going low tox was her moment of truth, particularly when she started […]

Green Simple Swaps – Alternatives to Cling Wrap

Green Simple Swaps - Alternatives to Cling Wrap

Along your journey towards a more low impact lifestyle, finding quality reusable options similar to your current products means you’re more likely to stick with the new-for-you alternative. It’s working out what’s best for you by refusing and reducing your reliance on single use, disposable plastic and increasing your reliance on reusable products. Are you […]

Green Simple Swaps – From Tissues to Hankies

Green Simple Swaps - From Tissues to Hankies

The most common response to swapping facial tissues to hankies is a squeamish looking facial expression combined with “ewww!” The ickiness of a wet, mucus laden hankie seems to scare people away more than a horror movie. With zero waste living as your goal, there are many environmental and health benefits for choosing hankies rather […]

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 […]

Cool Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Linens

Cool Upcycling Ideas for Vintage Linens

Some links in this post are my affiliate partnership recommendations. I may receive a commission when you make a purchase from these links. There’s more to vintage linens than their standard, original use. Creative folks have found unique, cool upcycling ideas for vintage linens to be repurposed into some usable and amazing fashion and homewares […]

5 Fresh Ways to Reduce Your Need to Buy

5 Fresh Ways to Reduce Your Need to Buy

The convenience of buying stuff now has moved stealthily into our everyday living psyche. Our “throw away buy new and buy now” culture has been strongly influenced by consumerism, over-consumption, mass production (including mass production of intentionally manufactured short-lived items) and lower price of products. Generating, creating and producing waste due to the overconsumption is […]

Meet Your Community: Leonie’s Passion for Rubbish Free Beaches

Meet Your Community: Leonie's Passion for Rubbish Free Beaches

Meet your Community: Leonie’s Passion for Rubbish Free Beaches I would love to introduce you to Leonie, who’s 67 years old and lives at Bateau Bay on the NSW Central Coast. I’m so excited that Leonie’s story is the first one to feature in this series, as I’ve known Leonie all my life. Literally…she’s my […]

My Vintage Thermos is the Best Coffee Thermos

My Vintage Thermos is the Best Coffee Thermos

In a country town op shop sitting on the top shelf amongst the large glass vases and picture frames, I spotted my new-for-me classic Thermos. Featuring a timeless green and white pattern, this 1960’s Made in England vintage thermos quickly became my most trusted source of brew-at-home takeaway coffee. We’ve shared many coffees together – […]

Embracing Slow, Simpler & More Sustainable Living

Embracing Slow, Simpler & More Sustainable Living

French for Tuesday supports your journey to embrace living a life more slowly, simpler living and more sustainable living. But what do these phrases really mean and what are the benefits of choosing to live more wholeheartedly?  Some links in this post are affiliate links. I may earn from qualifying purchases. Slow Living Slow living […]