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February 2019

How to Sustain Great Style

28 February 2019

The fashion industry is a fast paced and competitive industry. One of the highest earning industries in the world, it has much in common with its mining, manufacturing, and agricultural relatives. Due to ever changing demands and confident customers who know what they want, the fashion industry works around the clock to produce massive amounts …

Wanderlust – the environmental impact of travel

14 February 2019

I consider myself very environmentally conscious (a green nut amongst my suburban peers).  I try to consider my environmental impact in my decision making, and actively reduce my footprint through Composting Car Pooling Solar Panels My carbon footprint normally averages around 5 to 7 tonnes, faring much better than the average Australian who has a …

March 2018

Growing Food to Reduce Your Footprint

6 March 2018

Growing just a few edible plants reduces your carbon footprint and can make for some wonderful opportunities to share! By growing fruit trees (or any tree) you can capture carbon and cool your property, which in turn saves you energy and money. Some fabulous aspects of growing your own food include: No food miles and …

January 2018

Top 5 Tips for a Sustainable Summer

11 January 2018

(Photo by Vincent Wong) Summer is here – warm weather, long days, beautiful sunshine and time for adventure! Get outside and enjoy our beautiful natural environment, and take care of it while you do.   1 – Reusable water bottle Take a reusable water bottle with you. It’s really important to stay hydrated in the …

July 2017

Ten Tips To Help You Ditch The Plastic!

31 July 2017

When you really stop to notice it, plastic is everywhere. I thought I was already doing a lot to reduce my plastic waste. I have reusable shopping bags, and remember to use them (mostly). I carry a reusable water bottle, have a Keep Cup on my desk for emergency coffee breaks, and bring my lunch …

June 2017

Why is composting important?

15 June 2017

(Photo by Romina Jones) Many of us think that our kitchen scraps will break down just the same in landfill as they would in a compost heap, but unfortunately, this is not the case. Landfill is tightly packed, which means that the materials break down in an anerobic environment – without oxygen. As a result …

Understanding Greenhouse Gases

8 June 2017

(Photo by Gerald Simmons) When I first heard the term greenhouse gases, I didn’t really understand what they were – beyond the fact that they contributed to climate change. But knowing a little more about the causes and effects of the various greenhouse gases can help us make better environmental decisions. Greenhouse gases (also known …

May 2017

Ban the Bag in WA

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8 May 2017

(Photo by Zainub Razvi) The Labor Party has recently announced its intention to investigate the possibility of banning single-use plastic bags in Western Australia – a move that would bring WA in line with South Australia, the Northern Territory, the ACT and Tasmania. This could be a great step forward for our environment, with Australians using …

April 2017

Sustainable Easter

11 April 2017

(Photo by Jamieanne) In an ideal world, I would like to celebrate Easter without the commercially bought chocolate Easter eggs; but I am not a strong enough parent to deny my young children the joy of participating in Easter activities with family and friends. I also have a weakness for chocolate!   The choices we …

March 2017

Power Hungry Household Items

13 March 2017

(Photo by Alexander Baxevanis) Last week I was chatting with some of the parents at school about our shortcuts to managing domestic chores while working. One mum said she uses her clothes dryer to save time, and was admonished for the wasted energy consumption!   I have a reputation for being a bit of ‘greeny’, …