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How to get others to give a crap

By | April 7th, 2015|Categories: eco living, think pieces|

Sick of being the only one of your friends or family or workplace that gives two hoots about the environment? Maria Hannaford from The Society Co. knows how it feels. Here she shares her best tips for getting others to give a crap. Attention all environmental advocates - you, like me, are probably the only [...]

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 farmed Tasmanian 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 - the Australian Marine Conservation society has recently rated Tasmanian [...]

A new way to do yourself some good and support a worthy cause too

By | November 27th, 2014|Categories: eco living|

We're thrilled to announce we are the Sustainability Charity you can now support via a new initiative called Promise or Pay. The premise behind it is simple - put your money where your mouth is! The innovative charity pledge Promise or Pay turns millions of goals into charity. Promise or Pay is an online motivational [...]

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 [...]

A Christmas of “Surprise, There’s No Meat in This!”

By | November 20th, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

There’s certain bravery in defying tradition and not serving meat for Christmas. It’s akin to riding a bike with gears and breaks past a group of fixie-clad hipsters. You know eating less meat is a superior idea that was invented for good reason, but you also know you’ll be ridiculed for it. This year, ST [...]

15 ways to reduce plastic in your life

By | October 22nd, 2014|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, towards zero waste|

We’re almost at the end of Give a Fork! October and what have we learned? Keeping your waste levels at a minimum requires a keen mind! The bad news is: the ‘system’ is set up to facilitate the use of single-use plastics. The good news is: you can do your best to beat it with [...]

So you know: reduce food waste by knowing the difference between ‘Best before’ and ‘Use by’ Dates

By | October 16th, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Packaged food is labelled with two kinds of date marks – ‘best before’ and ‘use by’dates – and both have different connotations. In reality though, many of us don’t differentiate between the two and this means that perfectly good food ends up in the bin. ST intern Lydia Blocksidge explores what the date marks on [...]

This is how to do it: waste-cutting solutions from around the globe

By | October 8th, 2014|Categories: eco living, project updates, towards zero waste|

To celebrate #GiveaFork! month (in which we’re asking people to host a #wastefree meal for their mates and help support a fair and sustainable food system), ST intern Lydia Blocksidge scours the globe to find case-in-point examples that show that when we really do put our heads together, we really can achieve zero waste: [...]

Give a Fork! #wastefree recipe: Cecconi’s Orange Peel Muffins

By | October 1st, 2014|Categories: recipes|

To celebrate the launch of our 2014 Give a Fork! campaign, focussed on food and packaging waste, Italian masterchefs Cecconi's share their recipe for Orange Peel Muffins and show us that #wastefree eating is not only achievable but hot diggity darn delicious! You're welcome. Why would you want to use bits of food you'd normally [...]