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

By |2017-03-06T23:10:33+11:00July 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 [...]

This week, all hail the compost bin

By |2017-03-06T23:09:35+11:00May 6th, 2015|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, towards zero waste|

It’s Australia’s national Composting Awareness Week so we thought we’d give a refresher on why composting is so essential to the health of our planet and provide some suggestions to combat common barriers to composting: There are two big reasons we should compost our food scraps: Almost half of our household waste is food waste. [...]

A rare insight into the life of a fisherman

By |2017-03-06T23:08:47+11:00April 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. [...]

How to get others to give a crap

By |2017-03-06T23:07:32+11:00April 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 |2017-07-06T11:47:04+11:00March 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 |2019-01-30T14:24:51+11:00March 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 |2017-03-06T23:06:30+11:00November 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 |2017-03-06T23:05:32+11:00November 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 [...]

15 ways to reduce plastic in your life

By |2017-03-06T23:36:59+11:00October 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 |2017-03-06T23:35:38+11:00October 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 [...]