Cook Without Disposables

It is possible to cook without disposables such as plastic wrap, baking paper and aluminium foil. I have a few alternatives that I use and I will share them with you here. Why Cook Without Disposables? We know that plastic wrap is a single-use plastic best avoided...

Mindset Shifts for Sustainable Living

Changing habits is hard so mindset shifts are often required. This holds as true for trying to live more sustainably as for anything else. Over time, I've made a few mindset shifts. I've made a bit of a list below of some things that come to mind with the thought that...

Why is landfill a bad thing?

I was asked the other day, "Why is landfill a bad thing?" At first I thought this was some kind of rhetorical or 'devil's advocate' question. I'm pretty sure now that it was asked in all seriousness. So, I thought, if one person had that question, many others must...

My War Against Unsolicited Mail

I am in a war against unsolicited mail. Naturally, we have a NO JUNK MAIL sticker on our letterbox so we don't have to deal with supermarket catalogues, take-away menus and the like. Real estate agents still seem to think their 'property evaluation offers' are not...

Solar Power One Year On

Our solar power was installed on 27 May 2020. Shortly after we were able to disconnect completely from natural gas as heating was our only gas appliance. A year on, I thought I'd talk a little about our experience. Our System ECG Electrical in Canberra installed quite...

When Convenience Hurts the Environment

Often, it seems to me, convenience hurts the environment. Specifically, I'm thinking about convenient services offered to deal with things such as our waste. Bear with me here. Let me explain further. Bulky Waste Collections Recently my local government announced it...
Cook Without Disposables

Cook Without Disposables

It is possible to cook without disposables such as plastic wrap, baking paper and aluminium foil. I have a few alternatives that I use and I will share them with you here. Why Cook Without Disposables? We know that plastic wrap is a single-use plastic best avoided...

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Why is landfill a bad thing?

Why is landfill a bad thing?

I was asked the other day, "Why is landfill a bad thing?" At first I thought this was some kind of rhetorical or 'devil's advocate' question. I'm pretty sure now that it was asked in all seriousness. So, I thought, if one person had that question, many others must...

read more
My War Against Unsolicited Mail

My War Against Unsolicited Mail

I am in a war against unsolicited mail. Naturally, we have a NO JUNK MAIL sticker on our letterbox so we don't have to deal with supermarket catalogues, take-away menus and the like. Real estate agents still seem to think their 'property evaluation offers' are not...

read more
Solar Power One Year On

Solar Power One Year On

Our solar power was installed on 27 May 2020. Shortly after we were able to disconnect completely from natural gas as heating was our only gas appliance. A year on, I thought I'd talk a little about our experience. Our System ECG Electrical in Canberra installed quite...

read more