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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Sleep Well and Look Good
Aug10

Sleep Well and Look Good

Sleeping Beauty had it worked out. We all know it but not all of us are game to admit it- no amount of coffee or concealer will make up for a restless night. Sleep is one of those wonderful things in life that is free, makes us look and feel good, and can be as easy as closing your eyes. However, for some of us (my dear hubby included) sleep isn’t all that easy! We have busy schedules, parental demands (fur babies included), and...

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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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Stylish Ways To Burn Rubber
Jul08

Stylish Ways To Burn Rubber

When our discarded waste takes revenge. I recently watched one of the craziest movies I have ever seen. It was called Rubber and was a random Netflix find. The story goes that a car tyre comes to life in the middle of a desert dump. It finds it’s momentum, starts to learn how to move on it’s own, and before long it’s rolling around squishing things. Not satisfied with just squishing things it decides to up it’s...

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A Plastic Pollution Source That May Never Have Crossed Your Mind
Jul04

A Plastic Pollution Source That May Never Have Crossed Your Mind

Sun, salt, and sand is a cure all. And as many of us already know, a blissful trip to the beach can often be spoiled by the presence of litter, especially those nasty non-biodegradable plastic types. Plastic in our oceans isn’t just unsightly, it is also damaging to marine ecosystems with many animals mistaking our litter for food. From the picture below it’s pretty easy to see why a hungry sea turtle might mistake a...

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Abundance and Scarcity
Jun27

Abundance and Scarcity

Abundance is all around. Hey folks! Sorry for the seven day blog absence. Last week threw a few challenges my way (including a tummy bug… blerk) but I’m feeling much better now and I am glad to be back here writing to you. Today I’m here to share with you a really interesting little doco that I have come across over the last couple of weeks that have been waiting to come online so I could write to you about it. Julie...

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Cacti With More Than Just Good Looks.
Jun15

Cacti With More Than Just Good Looks.

  The Prickly Pear’s history in Australia In the 19th century there was a decision to introduce the spiked, hardy, and now-very-on-trend cactus, the Prickly Pear (mostly the species Opuntia stricta for those who like their fancy latin names)to Australia to use as natural agricultural fencing (with additional industry benefits we will discuss in a bit). Unfortunately this prickly little fella was pretty darn happy living in...

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Netflix Sustainability Round Up
Jun06

Netflix Sustainability Round Up

What I’ve been Eyeballing of Late. Ok, I confess that Netflix is my Achilles heel. I try very hard to avoid too much screen time but with the amazing educational stuff streaming on Netflix it’s hard to look away. Truthfully, you can learn just as much from a doco-a-thon as you can from several semesters worth of university studies and the delivery is far more interesting that the traditional...

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The Forecast is for Denim Cut-Offs Indefinitely
May10

The Forecast is for Denim Cut-Offs Indefinitely

Fashion in the face of an endless summer If you read regularly you may have vague recollections of my science week musings on the future of fashion on a hotter planet (check out the part one post here, and part two here). A bit of a ‘fashion news’ Google this week resulted in a gem of an article from The Sydney Morning Herald, titled Fashion a victim of the endless summer. The Fairfax media video on the post (which I...

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Why Smallpox isn’t the (ethical) answer to Population Growth
May04

Why Smallpox isn’t the (ethical) answer to Population Growth

The Elephant in the Room Ok. Let’s throw it out there. The real reason we have so many issues with resource security and pollution is the fact that there are so many of us. Exponential population growth. Boom. There it is. The black and white scientific truth and pretty much general logic (read about carrying capacity here or watch a mini lecture here). Kind of like when you try to stuff more clothes into an already overflowing...

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