December 30, 2016

Op shopping tips for the skeptical newbie

Op shops are fantastic, there’s no two ways about it. They’re a great way to avoid purchasing new and prevent perfectly good cast-offs from going into landfill, plus you’re supporting charity at the same time. 

Sustainable solutions to reducing waste in the New Year

What better way to begin 2014 than by kicking things off with a clean slate. “Clean slate” can mean a lot of things to different people; but today, we’re going to focus on our homes. Are you the kind of person whose home is littered with stuff that you don’t actually need?

How to avoid using bottled water

Using bottled water is an ever increasing problem – and being Australians we all realise how devastating drought is to many people around the country.

The re-using challenge: How many uses can an object have before dumping?

Sadly, we all NEED a carbon footprint to be able to exist in this world. But there is such a thing as being able to minimize it and some very easy techniques for reducing the space we take up in the world. 

The sustainable international house move

I’ve done the international move twice before: once when I was young I moved from Australia to the UK and eventually back again but that was before I was a parent and custodian of family memorabilia and way too much stuff.  Then from  Australia to Mexico and now Mexico to USA (LA).  The first time […]

Easy ways to green 2012

You want to be greener, but you just can’t afford that hybrid car right now and setting up a compost heap in your studio apartment just isn’t an option. Don’t worry, we get it. Going green in 2012 can be as easy as making small lifestyle changes that will add up to a big difference […]

Fruit Labels made of Soap… you say what now?

Creator Scott Amron has come up with an innovative solution to the little stickers on our fruit. Vanishing Fruit Wash Labels. Yep, those annoying little stickers actually might be useful for the consumer!

OpenShed – rent it. use it. return it.

Lisa Fox has a big plan: to help everyday Aussies join the collaborative consumption movement –  where the old ideas of swapping, sharing, bartering, trading and renting are given a new lease of life – by renting out their idle stuff to others in their community.

Reducing Food Waste: Making the Most of Our Abundance

According to staggering new statistics from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), roughly one-third of the food produced worldwide for human consumption is lost or wasted, amounting to some 1.3 billion tons per year. 

Recycling – A New Era

Today we are very aware of our actions and the affect that, the things we do will have an impact on the environment.