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A note on nature, grief and finding purpose

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: eco living, think pieces|

A little while ago I was invited by the School of Life to discuss the topic of drawing Wisdom from Nature, with none other than THE Jamie Durie. It was a massive honour and a thrill. The event coincided with the night Mr Trump was elected as President so the mood was a tad reflective [...]

What to do when you feel like giving up

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: eco living, think pieces, towards zero waste|

When you just feel like giving up... I’m not sure about you, but when humanity starts to really screw things up I slump into a deep, trance-like ‘almost depression’ that I find hard to get out of. I become paralysed by our predicament and sometimes feel like throwing in the towel and turning [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

URBAN AGRICULTURE # 1 – Let’s Feast on History

By | April 21st, 2014|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, think pieces|

by Lydia Blocksidge Victory Gardens Let us take you on a food journey back in time. During the First and Second World Wars food, labour and transportation shortages were prevalent all over the world. Countries including the US, Germany and England set out to fix the problem by encouraging people to grow their own food. [...]

How to live well to 100+

By | February 18th, 2014|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, think pieces|

What’s the secret to longevity? Medicine? Supplements? The latest ‘superfood’? With so many products claiming to be ‘anti-ageing’ and ‘life-enhancing’, it’s easy to lose sight of what will truly make a difference to the years in our life and the life in our years. Our intern Elly looked into what really matters when it comes [...]

For the Love of Food

By | December 6th, 2012|Categories: eco living, project updates, think pieces|

In case you've had your head in a sand pit, we've just launched our latest book Seasonal Regional (check out our launch photos here)! In this Table Talk post, Seasonal Regional author Sarah Robins takes us on a journey through our changing food landscape, from the beginnings of the 'green revolution' to what we can [...]

Living sustainably when you’re not a hippy

By | September 11th, 2012|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, think pieces|

I have a friend who rolls her eyes whenever she hears the words green, eco, organic, or sustainable. To her, ‘eco-friendly’ conjures images of unshaven, patchouli-smelling hippies coming out of the bushes smoking joints and humming Puff the Magic Dragon, wearing rainbow tie-dye. Personally I love that image (minus the joints of course, say no to [...]

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

By | April 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 [...]