Meat Free Week
Jul28

Meat Free Week

Meat Free for the planet So you wanna be meat free but need some motivation? From August first to the eight Meat Free Week are encouraging you to take a breather form your meat consumption and spend the week eating like a cow (as opposed to eating a cow). For some the idea of including more veggies on the dinner plate might be a bit tricky. Don’t feel bad if you are a rampant carnivore who shudders at the idea of eating like an...

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3 Easy Zero Waste Life Hacks
Apr08

3 Easy Zero Waste Life Hacks

Living a less wasteful life doesn’t have to be difficult. Yesterday’s post was all about the trials and tribulations of a family who lived one year with aim to have zero environmental impact. Those of you who followed up on this documentary may have noticed that their eco-living experiment wasn’t the most user friendly way to live (no refrigerator or electricity seemed to be deal-breakers). Fortunately there are some...

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Throw-away Culture: No Impact Man
Apr07

Throw-away Culture: No Impact Man

No Impact Man On my regular documentary binge (it happens every few days) I came across a gem on ABC iView called No Impact Man. In November 2006 author Colin Beavan, started a research project for his next book ‘No Impact Project’. A newly self-proclaimed environmentalist who could no long avoid pointing the finger at himself, Colin left behind his liberal complacency for a vow to make as little environmental impact as...

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From Water-bottle to Pants
Apr03

From Water-bottle to Pants

Post Consumer Plastic and Fashion. As you may have noticed yesterday, for the month of April Sustainability in Style is focused on fashion and food for the Fashion Revolution, and Sustainable Table’s Give a Fork campaign. Surprisingly the food and fashion industry have some fairly close ties. One such tie is the link between plastic and polyester. Polyester is a synthetic fibre that is manufactured from petrochemicals. The...

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Food and Fashion April
Apr02

Food and Fashion April

Two of my favourite things This month Sustainability in Style will be focused on two awesome areas. Food and Fashion! Why? Because Sustainable Table is running their annual sustainability education fundraising campaign Give a Fork, and as many of the ethical fashionistas out there might know, April is the month that we ask our favourite fashion companies ‘Who Made My Clothes’ for Fashion Revolution Day. You might have...

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Epicurious Gardens Brisbane
Mar30

Epicurious Gardens Brisbane

A Walk Down the Edible Garden Path. On my recent fast-track tour of Brisbane City for the PepTalks event I stumbled across the beautiful Epicurious gardens in Southbank. Fortunately I was there on the right day and time to learn more about this wonderful edible urban ornamental garden from one of the fab volunteers who helps to make it happen. A shout out to John for sharing his time with me on a sunny Wednesday morning. Thank you!...

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Support Local Business
Mar13

Support Local Business

One of the best ways to know where your products are coming from is to  buy from the makers themselves. How can you do this with ease? Shop locally! While there is a global ‘top-down’ push for larger scale production systems for everything from carrots to clutch bags you as a consumer can say no to mass production by investing your money locally. Your local farmers and makers market offers you the opportunity to ask the...

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Waste Not Want Not
Jan26

Waste Not Want Not

Doing it in the Kitchen! Being eco-aware can be pretty fun because once you start there is no end to the possibilities for lifestyle changes. While it might seem a little boring to think about food waste and the kitchen (as it’s obviously not as much fun as buying organic cotton t-shirts) this area of our homes and lives can be an endless source of eco-wastage. The following are a few simple tips that you can think about and...

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The Ethics of What We Eat
Jan06

The Ethics of What We Eat

Food And Ethics. Many writings on the ethics of the food industry take a firm and sometimes biased animal rights stance. The Ethics of What we Eat is a surprisingly balanced read considering it is written by two authors, Peter Singer and Jim Mason, who had previously published a book called Animal Factories, and Singer’s long back catalogue of animal and human ethics publications. Mason comes from a lawyer/ teacher/writer...

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Food Waste and The Festive Season
Dec16

Food Waste and The Festive Season

Waste Not Tradition dictates that Christmas is all about gathering together for a meal and stuffing ourselves silly but from the video above it is clear that the Christmas season is one of the most wasteful times of the year when it comes to over-stocking the fridge and overstuffing our bellies. While it’s nice to shower your friends and family with an abundant selection of food choices (packaged or not) it’s not all that...

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