Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni with Easy Speedy Tomato Sauce

My quick and easy take on a vegetarian Cannelloni dish, great for a meat-free Monday lunch or dinner for two. Can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the fridge ready to heat up prior to serving with a fresh garden salad and some herb or garlic bread. Recipe can be easily scaled up…

Without Elephants What Kind of World Would This Be?

As a young sensitive child, when the circus came to town I would always cry and question why elephants were asked to perform or give rides. They always looked so sad with their majestic presence and intelligence dumbed down and sold out for the unnatural circus experience. I also felt for those elephants restricted to…

The Art of Recycling in Visual Arts

It is always great to come across local talent who are also passionate about the environment, and how they not only use art to express their love of the natural world, but also take great consideration in causing no harm to the environment while making their creations. I recently discovered one of these talented people…

Forty-Spotted Pardalotes – Modern Day ‘Canaries in a Manna Mine’

Pardalotus quadragintus, more commonly known as the Forty-spotted Pardalote, is one of Australia’s endangered songbirds found mainly in the forests of Tasmania, notably on both Maria and Bruny Islands. These cute little birds measuring 9-10cm with olive green, grey and yellow variegated plumage, identifiable by some 40 plus tiny white dots on their wings, forage…

Spare a Thought for Orang-utan Mothers this Mother’s Day

The world is nothing without its mothers. They are the nurturers of the world’s inhabitants, who love unconditionally, and often put themselves second to the needs of their offspring. When we read in the news of children who lose their mothers due to ill health, accident, wars, abuse, family breakdown and a host of other…

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…

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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…