Thinking Outside the Gift Box

Let’s face it, gift giving is 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 ‘re-gifted,’ […]

Eco-Friendly Christmas Tips!

Ways to keep your festive season jolly, while looking after the planet at the same time. Royalty free images sourced, except where noted as original photographs by Angela. Concepts and layouts: Angela Miller-Davis, Less Equals More.     Merry Christmas from all at Less Equals More!

Top 5 Australian Potted Native Christmas Trees

Time to ditch the fake plastic 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 […]

Gecko Environment Council Awards 2016

  Those who know the Gold Coast well and are into all things environmental action and protection will be very familiar with the work of Gecko, Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council (now known as Gecko Environment Council). Gecko this year celebrated 20 years of dedication to the valuable work they do to help preserve […]

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 […]

2016 International Year of Pulses: Good for You & Good for the Environment!

  2016 has officially been declared the International Year of Pulses (IYP). So what does that mean? I’m glad you asked. It has nothing to do with your blood pressure or your heart beat however, the benefits of pulses such as Chickpeas, Faba and Broad beans, Field peas, Lentils, Lupins and Mung beans have many […]

Clutter Control and Our Emotions

Ever heard yourself saying any of the following? “I feel so bogged down” “I don’t know where to start” “I feel like I am suffocating” “I’m so confused” “I don’t know how it got like this” “I am overwhelmed” “It’s hopeless, every time I get rid of it, it comes back” “I can’t get rid […]

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 … […]

Drying Laundry in Wet Weather

After a week or more of rain is the laundry piling up? Don’t have a dryer? Or want to save electricity? Perhaps you live in a small apartment? Let’s look at some options. Maybe you’re a rental tenant like me, and have limited options? I actually hate using dryers; I hate the way they put […]

Preparing for Summer Weather Extremes

With reports in the news that fire season is already well and truly upon us in some areas of Australia, it is now, during the final months of spring that we should take the time to get ready for what promises to be a very hot and dry El Nino summer. In Brisbane of 2011 […]