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Updated articles on sustainable living.


When sustainability makes good business sense

By |2017-03-06T16:56:28+11:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, passionate people|

Goat meat is eaten by approximately 75% of the world’s population, yet very few Australians consume this “other” red meat. Its health benefits are well documented: lean, low in cholesterol and saturated fat. Our sensibility poses the largest barrier to consumption although that’s gradually changing. Enter Taylan and Megan Atar who are recent converts to [...]

A healthy happy life, with Lauren Burns

By |2017-03-06T16:54:03+11:00June 22nd, 2012|Categories: eco living, passionate people|

This modern life - the pace is crazy busy. We’re cramming as much as possible into one day, rushing from one appointment to the next, stopping only briefly to buy a sandwich, or a few sushi rolls, or a burger - that we proceed to shove down in the car or in front of the [...]

Mindful Eating, with Lesh Karan

By |2017-03-06T16:51:37+11:00June 4th, 2012|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, recipes|

This week we invited The Mindful Foodie, aka Lesh Karan, to talk about living and eating, and how she does it, well, mindfully. Lesh is a freelance medical and health writer, with qualifications in pharmacy and medical science. She's also studying to be a Health Coach. We love her because whilst she has a background [...]

Interview + Recipe with One Small Kitchen’s Sam Proudley

By |2017-03-06T23:12:44+11:00May 31st, 2012|Categories: passionate people, recipes|

We LOVE finding people who love food. Even better when they love food AND the environment. So we were positively thrilled to come across Sam Proudley and her blog One Small Kitchen. One Small Kitchen is a collection of simple, real food recipes put together by Sam to celebrate her love of food and her [...]

Making every dollar count, with Orphfund’s Steve Argent

By |2017-03-06T22:53:38+11:00May 24th, 2012|Categories: passionate people, project updates|

This week, we chat to Steve Argent, Founder of volunteer aid organisation OrphFund, about his latest project in Africa and how Sustainable Table's financial support will go towards improving the sustainability of the project, long into the future. This year, we're proudly supporting a very special project in Africa, run by an amazing aid organisation [...]

The National Sustainable Food Summit 2012 – Group hugs, kinky carrots, homophobic farmers and much more

By |2017-03-01T23:00:36+11:00April 19th, 2012|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people, think pieces|

Prior to attending the National Sustainable Food Summit,, I had visions of joining in a collective group hug with a committed circle of peeps who were all working hard to deliver a localised, low-input, farmer-focussed food system. But with equal representation from heavyweights such as Heinz, Coles, McDonalds and Meat and Livestock Australia, it made [...]

Year of the Farmer – Therese and Andrew Hearne, Near River Produce

By |2017-03-01T22:56:18+11:00April 10th, 2012|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, passionate people|

Therese and Andrew Hearne run a 22-acre farm, Near River Produce, in the Hastings Valley, nestled in the hinterland of the NSW mid-north coast. There they produce fruit, vegetables and eggs using nothing but good old-fashioned organic techniques (like compost teas and peppering), hard work and a lot of love. They package their goodies into [...]

Living the simple life with Rachael Byrnes

By |2017-03-06T16:45:09+11:00January 18th, 2012|Categories: eco living, passionate people|

Here at Sustainable Table, we like simple living, mindful living, ‘careful use of resources’ (not wanting to sound frugal, or anything). We rarely use the office airconditioner, we compost all our food scraps, and we reuse tea leaves until we may as well be drinking hot water. So when we find others who share our [...]

Rohan Anderson Goes A-Huntin’

By |2017-03-06T16:38:15+11:00December 5th, 2011|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people|

At Sustainable Table, we love people who are living and eating by a philosophy of mindfulness. Rohan Anderson is one such bloke. He's a Mindful Meat Eater (a term we just coined). His catch-phrase 'Make Meat a Treat' is a useful mantra for meat eaters who want to live more sustainably. Living with his family [...]

Organic box delivery anyone?

By |2017-03-01T21:40:46+11:00October 13th, 2011|Categories: ethical eating, passionate people|

Interview with Angela Gioffre, founder of Organic Empire Angela is super passionate about organic farming, the health of her children, the planet and her customers. Her energy is infectious and her business model admirable. For Ange, it is all about connecting the farmer with the consumer, while offering convenience and sensational seasonal produce. Here’s what [...]

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