Shop The Christmas Rush Without Waste
Dec18

Shop The Christmas Rush Without Waste

It’s that shopping time of year! It’s pretty safe to say that the majority of us will end up at a shopping complex at some point of December. Some will be gleefully skipping down the isles doing the big present shop while others will be trying hard to find a table to sit and wait at while silently protesting the Christmas Shopping experience. Whatever side of the love/hate scale you sit on, adopting just one of these waste...

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Why Societal Collapse Can be a Positive
Dec04

Why Societal Collapse Can be a Positive

Change is the only constant. It’s taken a little while to get to this obligatory ‘oh shit Trump is in power what do I think about this post’ for two reasons. The first is that I have personally been working through my own thoughts on this, and the second is that I’m not sure that my opinion on the matter really matters. As I am a product of my own ego (we all are) my initial reactions to it all came from a...

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Ocean Zen: Booties, Beaches, and Being a Beautiful Human.
Nov21

Ocean Zen: Booties, Beaches, and Being a Beautiful Human.

Ocean Zen Bikini. A label started by an inspiring woman who I am lucky enough to share a university and geographical local with! The beautiful and passionate Steph Gabriel is a Sunshine Coast based designer (who you might recognise from the recent post about the Nature & Health column) and ocean lover who just-so-happened to study Environmental Science at the same university as me. Her passion for ocean conservation and her love...

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Junkyard Planet
Nov13

Junkyard Planet

Have you ever stopped to think about the journey of your junk? As we slide face first into the Christmas season it seemed fitting to review a book on ‘junk’ that’s introduction begins with the tale of Americas Christmas lights- 6600 pounds of Christmas lights to be exact. These Christmas lights are just a small ‘off season’  mid November haul for the scrap metal facility in rural Chinese town of Shijiao....

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Recycled Fashion Things To Do and Make
Nov11

Recycled Fashion Things To Do and Make

Rounding up some not-so-shabby recycled chic. Sometimes when we have a little down time it can be fun to get crafty. Unfortunately it’s not always easy to locate craft projects that are useful in a hurry. There are only so many DIY’s you can store in one life, so here is a round up of some recycling inspired DIYS that can result in some very usable outcomes (no macaroni noodle picture frames here). So here goes a...

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It’s all about the Shrooms!
Oct21

It’s all about the Shrooms!

The fashion industry is high on mushroom innovations. If you read regurally the idea of fabric from mushrooms might have a sense of déjá vu about it, and for a good reason. I’ve posted on this subject before.  Like all things that are worth doing, there is more than one crew with their finger in the mushroom fabric pie. MuSkin is different from MycoTEX in that rather than growing shrooms for their fibre making prowess, MuSkin...

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My Top Three Sustainability Watches Might Shock You
Oct13

My Top Three Sustainability Watches Might Shock You

Sustainability is a much broader topic than one might initially think. Sure, you can go traditional when you choose your sustainability viewing material and watch documentaries like The True Cost, Cowspiracy, Waste Land and such, but there are some real lessons to be learned in the most unlikely of viewing pleasures. You don’t have to watch serious to do some serious learning. The following three movies are my top picks for...

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Global Goals
Sep21

Global Goals

Have you ever spent some time thinking about what changes you would like to champion? Yes? Excellent. Then this week is right up your alley. No? Not a problem, the UN’s sustainable development goals should give you some pointers on what you are passionate about and how to share it. You might assume that someone like me would have known about this to give you an advanced warning. Sadly, this is not the case. I’ve been...

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Conscious Coupling: Eco Dating is a Real Thing.
Sep17

Conscious Coupling: Eco Dating is a Real Thing.

It’s safe to say that as a married woman my dating prowess is a  little rusty. I do go on lots of ‘dates’ with people that I have met online, but these are all sustainable fashion related, not romantically inclined outings. I was super surprised to find out the other day that there are ways that you can now date to fit your environmental values. A fantastic idea that not only saves you the time and hassle of trying...

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Insta-Worth Motivational Quotes
Sep07

Insta-Worth Motivational Quotes

Sometimes being positive is hard work. The news feeds us all sorts of doom and gloom on  daily basis and sometimes it can be a challenge to stay motivated and happy. If you are eco minded it can be even more challenging to stay positive as we are hearing an increasing number of facts about the negative impact that our  actions of past are having now, and are expected to have in the future. While it’s important to be aware of...

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