A Guide to Recycling

I love recycling. It is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment as it saves resources being thrown into landfill, and enables materials to be remade into something new. However, it is a minefield to navigate what can and can’t be recycled. I have spent countless hours researching this and I sincerely... Continue Reading →

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Sustainable Schools in Action: Bonython Primary School

Schools are an ideal environment in which to strive for sustainable practices. Schools use an abundance of resources, including water and energy. The hundreds of people that use the facilities generate large amounts of waste each week. By implementing sustainable solutions, schools can save money by using less resources and importantly, reduce the impacts of... Continue Reading →

Energy Saving Tips

The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has set their final ‘Default Market Offer’(DMO) price for the 2022-2023 financial year, and it doesn’t look pretty. The AER’s role is to ensure secure, reliable and affordable energy for Australian’s. One of the ways in which they do this is to set a maximum electricity price for energy retailers... Continue Reading →

Zero Waste Festival

The Zero Waste Revolution recently held their Zero Waste Festival in Canberra. The theme of the event was ‘One Person, a World of Difference’. Upon hearing about the festival, I was excited to book a ticket. The theme aligns nicely with the concept of my blog, in that I strongly believe individual sustainability action makes... Continue Reading →

Eight Ways to Reuse Paper Shopping Bags

If you are like my family and have your groceries delivered, you are likely to have a mountainous pile of reusable shopping bags at home! We always request paper shopping bags to cut down on our plastic use, but the sheer number of paper bags that we acquire is a little scary from a sustainability... Continue Reading →

Podcast Review – Bottle Ship Adventures

Title: Bottle Ship Adventures Written and Narrated By: Charly Conquest and Ben Mullins Podcast Producer: Bedtime FM Age Range: Pre-school – Primary School Type: Fiction Bottle Ship Adventures is a favourite Podcast story with my children. We listen to the stories multiple times each week. The fantasy tales in the podcast all have a waste... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Toys

Toys are a fundamental part of children’s learning and development. They give children joy and teach them an array of skills and concepts including object permanence, colours, numbers, problem solving and fine motor skills. However toys can also contribute to environmental damage. They use resources and energy to create, are often produced using plastic, and... Continue Reading →

Book Review – The Story of Climate Change

Title: The Story of Climate Change Authors: Catherine Barr and Steve Williams Illustrators: Amy Husband and Mike Love Age range: Pre-School – Primary School Type: Non-Fiction Picture Book We recently borrowed a copy of ‘The Story of Climate Change’ from our local library. It is safe to say that my four year old loves it,... Continue Reading →

Plant Trees while Surfing the Net!

I recently stumbled across an absolute gem called Ecosia! Essentially, it is a search engine with a twist. Each time you click on an advertised search result, the money generated from these ads is used to plant trees. Trees are planted across the world in areas that have previously succumbed to deforestation to restore the... Continue Reading →

Guest Blog Post: Material World

I was invited to write a guest article on a sustainability topic for the 'Something to Ponder About' blog. My chosen topic is about the impacts of overconsumption of material items on the environment and how we can make small changes to reduce our reliance on things. Click here to read the full article and... Continue Reading →

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