Photo by Polina Tankilevitch on Pexels.com No but really, Tupperware, and any other reusable plastic container is not the enemy. They are not filling our landfill on a daily basis, and for many, they are the affordable way to start being zero waste - they key is reuse, reuse and reuse. I have tons of … Continue reading Reusable Plastics – When it’s time to say goodbye
While it is no longer the new year, it is never to late to make a positive change in our lives. I know for many of us, the past 12 months have been really difficult - and while things aren't yet back to normal, it is a great time for a mental reset and a … Continue reading 10 Tips for Zero Waste Absolute Beginners (A 2021 Guide)
I'm not sure when it happened, but its true - at some point, I lost my enthusiasm for things. I no longer get excited by a catalogue, an online shopping email or the idea of buying something new. My immediate reaction when something breaks is not to replace it, but to try to live without … Continue reading I’ve lost my enthusiasm for things
Greta is alone in a room. The room looks like some kind of library with wide desks lined up in rows. Greta stands in the wide isle in the center and dances around with a spirit that can only be described as youthful. It is in this moment that I truly realize that the weight … Continue reading Relighting the fire – A review of ‘I am Greta’
Today I wanted to highlight a business that I have recently discovered in my (sort of)local community. No, this isn't a train station, or a place to get sandwiches, but it is a place you will want to know about if you live in Brisbane or Logan regions, and have ever wondered what to do … Continue reading Have you heard of Substation33?
I have come to learn that I do a lot of things that are considered crazy unique, in order to reduce my impact on the environment. But having been a part of the eco-friendly community for a while, I know many of us do things that our friends and family see as ...unconventional. But, I … Continue reading Unique things I do to save the planet (and money)…#1
Three years ago, a couple of months into my journey, I released a post noting all of the things in my home that I wanted to use up. These were items such as bathroom products, stationary and kitchen items that my previous hoarder self had accumulated way too many of. Note: These were items that … Continue reading What I am still using up (3rd year update)
With the promise of a new year, comes the excitement of new goals to tackle. I know for many of us, 2020 was a hard year and while things aren't yet back to normal, it is a great time for a mental reset and a new focus. For many, that focus will include changing our … Continue reading 7 Tips for reducing your Eco-footprint (A 2021 Guide)
Starting out a journey as exciting and challenging as reducing your impact is as easy as saying no. You can start right now. It won't cost you any extra time, money, or even any effort. Whether it's to a flyer you don't need, a straw, or the extra 100 napkins they offer you at the … Continue reading Saying “No” Is the first step.
Often, January comes with a bright burst of enthusiasm for setting goals, and tackling the areas of our lives that we want to improve. But for many of us, our efforts are often set up to fail due to the overwhelming nature of the tasks, on top of all of the other things we want … Continue reading New Year, New Decluttering Challenge
The holiday season is all about spending time with family and friends, and often its about getting together to share a meal. While this might still look a little different in some places around the world in 2020, there will hopefully still be some family events for some of us. The only negative of a … Continue reading 4 Ways to have a greener holiday get-together
Growing up, I have to admit, we did not eat a lot of rice. And in our household, the way we cooked rice was to boil it like pasta. We would boil it in an overwhelming amount of water and taste it until it tasted cooked. We would them proceed to drain it, creating a … Continue reading How to cook rice better! (And save on cupboard space)
Letting go of some sentimental items can be difficult. In the last few days I have been going through old birthday, Christmas and other event cards that I have recieved from family and friends over the past year. While I know holding on to these cards is useless to me, as there is a good … Continue reading Seasons of life – Time to Digitize
Subscription boxes seem to be more and more common every day, and it seems that their popularity during the last few months due to covid. While receiving some new makeup or some novelty confectionary in the mail might be nice, especially while many of us are still stuck in lockdown, there are so many reasons … Continue reading Say no to subscription boxes!
We all have sentimental items. Whether they remind you of a person you have lost, a place you went or a time in your life you always want to remember, everyone has those special items that give them emotional value. When I was growing up, sentimental items were those special items that we kept in … Continue reading Sentimental Items- A mental shift
I have been in a cleaning and decluttering mood lately. And while many of my DVD's are long gone, a large amount of them, particularly those I had previously really 'loved', still remain. As my partner and I celebrate 5 years living in our own home, I realise that some of my larger DVD series … Continue reading Dvd Decluttering – 5 Questions to ask yourself
I have always been very careful to get the best deal possible on my bills, but my phone is the one I was always the most proud of - and now, I have found an even better deal, and I have a renewed sense of focus to tackle all of my bills. When I was … Continue reading I have never spent more than $30 a month on my phone bill – now I spend $10
Or my phone, or my car. Is anyone else feeling this? The constant pull from society, the media, and even the people around us trying to tell us that we need the next big thing, the next upgrade, the new tech - when we are perfectly happy with what we have got. Lets take our … Continue reading So you think I should upgrade my TV?
With lockdowns lifting in some areas, and other ares going back into lockdown, I am still finding myself spending most of my time at home and I wanted to share with you three ways that I am passing the time, and actually quite enjoying it. PuzzlesYes, thats right, I have gotten really into puzzles, all … Continue reading Well this is a puzzling development….
This time last year, I had almost all of the subscription services that you can buy. I'm not even sure how it happened, but we had accumulated 5 services that we paid between $8 and $30 dollars for each service per month. This past week, I finally decided it was time to let go of … Continue reading I cancelled my Streaming & Pay TV subscriptions
No, this is not about eating food off the floor. But this is about cleaning up. Lately, I have been feeling overwhelmed by the amount of cleaning I seem to need to do. No matter what I do, it seems endless. Even with a minimalist style home, I always feel like I am cleaning. I … Continue reading 90 Second rule – Tidying up.
When I sat down today to write - I really didn't know what to write about. I am feeling low about the state of the world, and the state of the environment, and I am not feeling that inspired about my eco friendly life. I am also very aware that negativity is contagious, and I … Continue reading When you’re feeling kinda low – eco-anxiety & eco-frustration
This past week, we commiserated earth overshoot day – the day in which we use up all of the resources that the earth can renew in a year. Taking a moment to think about that, it really is shocking. We are only 7 months into the year and we have already used too many resources. … Continue reading Australia’s overshoot day is…MARCH??!!
4 Weeks. We have not been grocery shopping in 4 weeks. Usually, we go grocery shopping once a fortnight, without much exception. However, as we got close to our last grocery shopping day, I realised that we still had enough food to last at least a few more days. I thought a week tops - … Continue reading We made it through our PANTRY CHALLENGE!!
I've never really purchased a lot of eggplant as I could never use the whole thing before it went bad. This week, I am trying to make meals out of whats in the cupboard and the fridge, rather than doing any grocery shopping. Here is an amazing lunch recipe that I made out of eggplant. … Continue reading Before you throw out that wilting eggplant….