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Waste. It’s pretty forked.

By | October 1st, 2014|Categories: events, towards zero waste|

Today is THE OFFICAL FIRST DAY of our Give a Fork! 2014 campaign, focussed 100% on food and packaging waste. We chose to highlight food and packaging waste because waste and the act of wasting is 100% forked. The concept behind Give a Fork! is simple – sign up as a Give a Fork! host, [...]

How to choose a green appliance

By | September 24th, 2014|Categories: eco living|

image via inhabitat These days, a huge amount of energy is used to refrigerate and cook our food. Kitchens are the biggest energy users in most homes. As such everyone is looking for ‘Green Appliances’. You might stop and ask yourself what is a green appliance? A green appliance is basically an energy efficient appliance, [...]

Why are some people drinking bath milk?

By | July 23rd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating|

There are people all over this country buying bottles of ‘bath milk’ and then... hold onto your tea cup... drinking it. Of course, ‘bath milk’ is simply raw, unpasteurised milk. It’s sold under the guise of bath milk because it’s illegal to sell raw milk for human consumption. Basically, it’s the white moonshine of the [...]

Eco Mama Cass: Dirty nappies and exhausted resources –the modern day dilemma of bearing children

By | July 10th, 2014|Categories: eco living, think pieces|

image via parenting: you are definitely doing it wrong  "Should I really be having a child when many of the world’s issues are population related?". Our Co-Founder Cassie Duncan is a very special person. She'd hate us telling everyone, but it's true. She's dedicated to the 'sustainability' cause beyond belief, in every aspect [...]

3 short videos that grab you by the shoulders and ask “Are you living the way you want to live?”

By | July 9th, 2014|Categories: eco living, think pieces|

You buy local organic food and ride your bike to work to avoid emissions but inside you're a bit of a crank and you feel like something is missing. Sound familiar? Many of us are great at looking after our environment but forget about doing a little self-maintenance. Add a little mojo back with these [...]

Blessed Milk – the Flavour Crusader on real milk and fair prices

By | July 2nd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating|

Put your white coffee down for a second and take a look through our new illustrated Dairy Diaries section. We've trawled the literature, spoken to experts and visited dairy farms to bring you an update of Australian dairy; what the ethical and environmental implications of dairy farming are and what each of us can do [...]

Giving Gardens in Cambodia

By | June 10th, 2014|Categories: project updates|

In 2012, Sustainable Table, together with Agile Development Group (ADG), set up three organic community gardens and an organic pagoda garden (run by monks) in rural Kampot, Southern Cambodia. Called the Giving Gardens project, the aim was to improve the livelihoods and resilience of communities in the region by teaching the lost skill of organic [...]

How to host a waste free meal #30dayswastefree

By | May 27th, 2014|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

Liz from Ecostore hosts an Easter lunch for her friends and learns a thing or two about reducing waste... (if you missed her other blog posts, see here and here). It was a last minute thing but I decided to put on a waste free Easter lunch for some close friends this year. I didn’t [...]

Plastico Fantastico? Part Two: Does plastic break down?

By | May 1st, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Plastic is woven into the fabric of everything we use and touch in our everyday lives. Its presence is so widespread that we inevitably end up tossing plastic out all the time. Think food wrapping, plastic bags, milk bottles, toothbrushes, cigarette lighters, receipts (they are coated in plastic components) and so on. But where does [...]