Cassie Duncan

About Cassie Duncan

Cassie Duncan is the co-founder of Sustainable Table, a not-for-profit that empowers people to use their shopping dollar to vote for a food system that is fair, humane, healthy and good for the environment.

What to do when you feel like giving up

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: eco living, think pieces, towards zero waste|

When you just feel like giving up... I’m not sure about you, but when humanity starts to really screw things up I slump into a deep, trance-like ‘almost depression’ that I find hard to get out of. I become paralysed by our predicament and sometimes feel like throwing in the towel and turning [...]

Bottled water makes as much sense as Donald Trump being President

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

Over the last few decades the use of bottled drinks has gained in popularity across Australia. We now buy over118,000 tonnes of plastic drink bottles each year. The problem with this trend is that plastic bottles generate an unnecessary amount of waste that is inevitably ending up in landfill or worse, our Oceans. Although government [...]

4 Simple Steps to Start Composting

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, towards zero waste|

Gone are the days of hiding a heap of rotting food and garden clippings at the back of the yard, manually turning it with a shovel every week while swatting away rodents. In our first post for Australia's favourite real estate site realestate.com.au, we break it down into 4 easy steps: These days, composting is [...]

Not all ham is created equal – A guide to buying pork products this Christmas.

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: ethical eating|

Victorian truly free range Greenvale Farm Ham For those of you who still enjoy a mindful meaty treat when celebrating the festive season we’ve developed a handy little list of ethical pork producers as well as some info on the truth behind free range labeling. Pigs are unfortunately one of the most poorly [...]

Why we need to be Clever Cooks PLUS a recipe for the perfect chicken soup

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, recipes|

With the release of our latest waste-fighting eBook The Clever Cook, we sit down and have a short Q&A with the eBook's author (and our comms coordinator) Maria Hannaford to learn what developing the book taught her about our power to improve our environment. What's the premise of the eBook? Out of the 4 MILLION [...]

A rare insight into the life of a fisherman

By | April 30th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people|

With the release of our new sustainable seafood eBook, The Good Fish Book, we thought we'd share a story that puts a face to the issues. It's the story of Port Franklin (VIC) fisherman Wayne Cripps. Wayne's family history is steeped in salt water. The Cripps' family have been fishing for their livelihoods since 1874. [...]

The Oxford Food Bank: Exposing the true value of ‘waste’ food

By | March 11th, 2015|Categories: towards zero waste|

Annelise Bissett was allowed to "weirdly loiter around The Oxford Food Bank's warehouse obsessively recording the details of each item of food they collected". What she discovered was that the true value of food banks is greater than the sum of their parts... by Annelise Bissett It’s a scenario we’ve all experienced; just [...]

A SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD RECIPE: AUSTRALIAN SALMON

By | March 5th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

If your idea of salmon is the orange-fleshed fillet that comes from Atlantic Salmon, boy have we got news for you... there's another type of 'salmon' that isn't really salmon but is called Australian Salmon and rates much better in terms of sustainability and tastes damn good too. Here's what and why and how and [...]

Kiltynane Wines is doing it their way

By | November 27th, 2014|Categories: eco living, passionate people, places to visit|

Blend 27 degrees, blue skies, Aussie bush, water views, a biodynamic vineyard and veg garden, a chicken coop, a productive beehive, one delightfully hospitable host and the shade of a fig tree and you have the recipe for a perfect day out, no? Kiltynane Wines is perched on the shore of Swan Bay, Bellarine [...]