Tag Archives: Reduce

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. […]

6 Ways to Create a New Normal for Grocery Shopping

6 Ways to Create a New Normal for Grocery Shopping

It’s early 2020, and the global pandemic COVID-19 virus has shaken up our everyday living. One of the most significant areas we’ve needed to make an immediate change is the way we shop for groceries. We’ve needed to change our ways quicker than ever!  Australian Government recommendations are changing so quickly. Social distancing, the requirement […]

Bring Your Own Sustainable Habits to Your Overseas Family Holidays – Part 2

Bring Your Own Sustainable Habits to Your Overseas Family Holidays - Part 2

If we could predict how our ingrained daily sustainable habits would work in another country, travelling would be a breeze. For our latest family holiday to Japan, I learned a stack of good stuff to help you plan a more sustainable holiday by reducing unnecessary waste and help to maintain some of the good sustainable […]

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 Linda’s Moment of Truth

Going Low Tox was My Moment of Truth

Going Low Tox was Linda’s 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 […]

The Scary Truth About Plastic

The Scary Truth About Plastic

The Real Horror at Halloween This is a guest post written by Charlie Thompson from The Clean Collective. Some links in this post are my affiliate partnership recommendations. If you choose to purchase from these links, I may receive a commission. Halloween is just around the corner, with its scary movies and trick or treat […]

Daily Habits for Low Impact Living: Use What You Have

Your Daily Habits for Zero Waste Living: Use What You Have

Are you feeling overwhelmed on how and where to start your authentic, low impact living journey? Creating do-able daily habits for low impact living: use what you have weaves together the many elements of living more simply and sustainably. Using what you have is your top-of-mind approach for the first step in your journey towards […]

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 […]