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Updated articles on sustainable living.


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 [...]

Committed to being a mindful meat eater? Why people freak out

By | March 19th, 2012|Categories: ethical eating, think pieces|

We’ve talked a lot about making meat and fish a treat and sourcing it from organic, free-range farms and sustainable fisheries. Little have we talked about the social conundrum your new eating habits may cause... Let’s enter the fray: If you’ve committed to ‘cleaning up’ your eating habits, you might have found yourself in awkward [...]

The Durban Platform

By | December 13th, 2011|Categories: eco living, think pieces|

Image via Global Changes “To launch a workplan on enhancing mitigation ambition to identify and to explore options for a range of actions that can close the ambition gap with a view to ensuring the highest possible mitigation efforts by all Parties.” After two weeks of talks and a marathon 60-hour final session, this is [...]

Are you game? Hunting for food… cruel, conservation or the ultimate free-range?

By | December 2nd, 2011|Categories: ethical eating, events, think pieces|

Hunters get a bad rap. They’re assumed an unruly, blood-hungry bunch, devoid of any ethics. Yet for many hunters, heading bush is a way of getting meat on their plates without buying into the conventional farming practices of the meat industry, where animals are raised under terrible conditions in factory farms and feedlots. It begs [...]