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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By |2017-03-06T23:20:50+11:00October 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: [...]

How to choose a green appliance

By |2017-03-01T22:11:29+11:00September 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, [...]

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

By |2017-03-06T22:59:04+11:00July 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 |2019-01-29T11:21:09+11:00July 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 [...]

How to host a waste free meal #30dayswastefree

By |2017-03-06T23:30:37+11:00May 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 [...]

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