• Lighter Steps in a Global Crisis
    Hopefulness,  Our Project

    Lighter steps in a global crisis

    Globally, we’re living through something right now that most of us never imagined. Is it possible to maintain our family footprint projects and take lighter steps during this global crisis? Coronavirus has brought restrictions and shortages, and necessary changes to…

  • Our Project,  Reducing Waste

    Minimising Waste to Landfill

    My major focus for 2019 was minimising waste to landfill from our household. Before moving on to new goals for 2020, I thought I’d recap our progress on this front and outline the steps we have taken. Emptying the Rubbish…

  • Imperfect poppy
    Our Project

    Perfection is not the Goal

    Perfection is not the goal of my Family Footprint Project and I hope it is not the goal of yours either. I want to talk about perfection because I think it is unhelpful, in our Family Footprint Project efforts, to…

  • Fish on a coral reef
    Our Project

    What is your ‘why’?

    Our ‘why’ motivates action At the beginning of your Family Footprint Project is important to ask yourself, “What is my why? Why do I want to take my family down this path?” because down the track, this is what will…

  • The Bin Audit
    Our Project

    The Bin Audit

    If you watched the ABC’s War on Waste you will have seen a few bin audits. Unpleasant though they may be, they are an invaluable way to see what really goes into your bin and take stock of where to start…

  • Sunrise on a new day
    Our Project

    Family Footprint Project Goals

    Making a start Well here we are on Day 1. What are my Family Footprint Project goals? What is it I want to achieve with this project? “To reduce our carbon footprint” is a lofty – and complicated – ambition.…