Sustainable Clothing

I have discovered many techniques to improve the sustainability of my clothing purchases over the past few years. Clothing and textiles are a massive contributor to environmental issues. According to the United Nations, the fashion industry generates ‘8-10% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions’! [1] The fashion industry uses copious amounts of water, and many... Continue Reading →

Sustainable Holiday Solutions

My family recently enjoyed a road trip through regional NSW for a couple of weeks. It was a much-needed break to get away from the general craziness of work and home life. I now have a lot of tricks up my sleeve to reduce my impact on the planet when at home, however travelling adds... Continue Reading →

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 →

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