10 Uses for a Tin Can

Did you make a tin can telephone as a kid? I did but are there grown up uses for a tin can? We throw away (and by 'throw away' I mean recycle) a lot of tin cans. Even though are recyclable, it would be great to extend the life of some of them to reduce the impact of...

Where Can I Recycle That?

I am often asked, "Where can I recycle X?" or "What can I do with Y when I'm finished with it?" We all know you can put glass, aluminium, rigid plastics and paper products in curbside recycling bins. (You do know what can be recycled, don't you? No more...

Recycling is Good. This is Better.

There is something better than recycling. It is National Recycling Week and that has prompted me to write this post. I know we've all grown up believing that recycling is the 'green' thing to do but we actually need to recycle less. What? Recycle less? Doesn't that...

Opting out of Consumer Culture

I'm going to discuss a perhaps controversial and unpopular topic in this post: opting out of consumer culture. I talk a lot about conscious consumption and my belief that ending over-consumption in our society is going to be a key factor in reversing climate change....

My Childhood Lessons in Sustainability

I've been looking back on my early life recently at I notice some childhood lessons in sustainability. When I look back, I can see the roots of a lot of my current sustainable living values in my childhood home. I grew up in the 1970s and 80s. My mum and dad were...

Planning Our Buy Nothing New Month

October is Buy Nothing New Month. It is an idea that started in Melbourne and is spreading across the world. Read more on their website. Although I practice conscious consumption, I've never attempted any sort of 'buy nothing' month. This year I want to give it a try....
10 Uses for a Tin Can

10 Uses for a Tin Can

Did you make a tin can telephone as a kid? I did but are there grown up uses for a tin can? We throw away (and by 'throw away' I mean recycle) a lot of tin cans. Even though are recyclable, it would be great to extend the life of some of them to reduce the impact of...

read more
Where Can I Recycle That?

Where Can I Recycle That?

I am often asked, "Where can I recycle X?" or "What can I do with Y when I'm finished with it?" We all know you can put glass, aluminium, rigid plastics and paper products in curbside recycling bins. (You do know what can be recycled, don't you? No more...

read more
Opting out of Consumer Culture

Opting out of Consumer Culture

I'm going to discuss a perhaps controversial and unpopular topic in this post: opting out of consumer culture. I talk a lot about conscious consumption and my belief that ending over-consumption in our society is going to be a key factor in reversing climate change....

read more