Let’s Support Our Wetlands – For Disaster Risk Reduction

There is something very calming about being near water. Whether it be walking beside a creek with the dog, spending time camping or having a picnic near one of our rivers or damns, immersing ourselves in a fresh waterhole or the salt of the sea, or fishing from a stream. The recreational rewards of being…

Thinking Outside the Gift Box

Let’s face it, gift giving can be tricky And while it may be ‘the thought that counts’ when it comes to the recipient (and our budgets), how often do we consider longevity or the environmental impact of the gift? While some gifts make our hearts sing, many don’t. Some end up in charity bins or…

Top 5 Australian Potted Native Christmas Trees

Fake Christmas trees, while initially they sound like a good idea (recycled from year to year), eventually they end up in landfill and don’t biodegrade. As these trees are also usually make in factories that produce unhealthy bi-products and use unsustainable resources the method of their creation is also an assault on the planet. Time…

Do the 30 Day ‘Let It Go Challenge’

I’ve just finished reading a book by Gail Blanke entitled Throw Out Fifty Things, which I can highly recommend! These 50 things can be objects, habits or anything else having a negative impact on your life and your surroundings. The catch? When it comes to objects, a cluster of worn down pencils, or a bunch of biros that…

Excuses. Excuses. What a Load of Rubbish!

Hi there! I’m guessing, based on where you found this article, that you’re already ‘environmentally awake’. You’re one of the choir singing from the same environmental hymn book. You may have your vegies growing in the back yard or balcony pots; sign petitions; try to reduce the packaging that you bring your goods home in; have…

“What have you recycled today?”

Examples of up-cycling! Graphics produced for Gecko Hills to Headlands to support articles promoted during National Recycling Week. Royalty free images sourced, except where noted as original photographs by Angela. Concepts and layouts: Angela Miller-Davis, Less Equals More.                  

Reduce Climate Change One Step at a Time!

There are three days on the environmental calendar each year that like to remind us about how we get around. They remind us about distance. And while many of us would like to be able to have the convenience of having everything within walking distance, the truth is we often can’t live near to where…

Alternatives to Plastic Bags

In an effort to help us all to ‘do the right thing’, I’ve decided to uncover some simple alternatives to using plastic bags. Two of which are home-grown! It’s plastic free July! Did you know that they are estimating that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than there are fish! To…

Earth Hour: Switch Off at 8:30PM!

Once again tonight at 8:30pm it will be time to turn off our lights and powerpoints for Earth Hour.   Back in 2007  when WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Australia encouraged Sydney-siders to show their commitment towards climate change action 2.2 million people and 2100 businesses participated. It has now become a worldwide phenomenon where more than 162 countries and over 7000 cities and towns participate…

Home Schooling and Your Carbon Footprint

While home schooling is not an option for most – others may find this next question a tad controversial. Have you ever thought about the impact mainstream education has on your carbon footprint? A few years ago I worked my business around home-schooling my son, and while the business is no longer in existence ……