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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You Have More Power Than You Realise!
Nov05

You Have More Power Than You Realise!

I wanted to title this post ‘Don’t be a lazy asshole’ but thought it might be a bit too aggressive as a title. Unfortunately there is a bit of a plastic-wrapped-produce consumer driven trend appearing in my local areas and it makes me very angry. The reason behind it? Laziness! How do I know? My local farmers market produce peddler told me so. On the Sunshine Coast plastic wrapped produce is popping up at farmers...

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Take Action: Hug A Vegetarian Day?
Sep27

Take Action: Hug A Vegetarian Day?

Today may or may not have something to do with hugging a herbivore. PETA have officially confused the heck out of me with their ‘Hug a’… day. Some sites say that the 26 of September is a good day to hug a Vegan, while others suggest you may want to wait until the 27th and hug a Vegan and/or a Vegetarian. Or you could just give up on the whole hugging thing and wait until the first of October to celebrate World...

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Tried and Tested: Trolley Bags
Sep16

Tried and Tested: Trolley Bags

For all this who are interested in reducing plastic but are worried that the process might be a little arduous, the folk at Trolley Bags have got your back. Born out of a desire to make the reusable more usable Trolley Bags are a system of four sturdy, reusable shopping bags that can be rolled together to be easily carried to the supermarket and hung on the back of your trolley while shopping and rolled out in your trolley at the...

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Real Eating Recipe From Love Earth Food
Sep14

Real Eating Recipe From Love Earth Food

  Road trips, a dose of vitamin sea, and a visit to the Dr. was a weekend recipe for happiness! It was a long week of study so when the weekend rolled around and the assignments were submitted I threw a pile of clothes and cookbooks in the car and headed out for a much needed break to the Gold Coast to visit some of my nearest and dearest soul sisters. Ben Harper on the stereo and the windows rolled down (yes.. you heard right...

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Book Review: The Blender Girl
Aug05

Book Review: The Blender Girl

  This delicious book hasn’t got much to do with sustainable or eco fashion but is a bit of a carry over from last months ‘Nourish’ blog theme focus. I came across The Blender Girl cook book the day before I was having my wisdom teeth out. It has been a brilliant companion over the last couple of weeks and has provided lots of cooking inspiration! During my post op ‘solid food ban’ I spent a great...

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Tried and Tested: Bee Eco and Cashew Cheese
Jul09

Tried and Tested: Bee Eco and Cashew Cheese

  Eco Bee wraps are the plastic reduction initiative of self sufficient Sunshine Coast locals, the Devine family. Their off the grid solar powered home surrounded by 50 acres of land nestled amongst pristine Noosa Hinterland state forest is the source of inspiration for the Bee Eco sustainable organic food storage solution they have on offer. On a journey to zero waste the family adapted the traditional Outback Drover oiled cloth...

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Take Action: Plastic Free July & Nut Milk
Jul08

Take Action: Plastic Free July & Nut Milk

  Ok… I am a little behind the eight ball with the Plastic Free July challenge information. One week and one day to be precise. However we can look at it from the point of view that any day is a good day to start reducing plastic. Some of you may remember that month I spent collecting, photographing and weighing my household waste. It has been seven months since the Waste Weigh Up challenge ended but I can safely say it has...

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