This week I started back at University. One day as I was sitting down munching on my lunch purchased from a certain sandwich chain, my eyes fell upon the plastic bag and paper wrapping the sandwich had come in. These two items, although small and fairly insignificant, were only going to be used
If you have been into a supermarket or department store in the last month then you know it is well and truly that time of year again – Christmas time. Last year we spoke about some gift ideas that are great if you want to give a sustainable and practical present.
Recycling is something we all like to do to help the environment – everyone is on board with the yellow lid recycling bin now and the reduce, reuse, recycle phrase has become part of common lingo. That said, there are some unanswered questions about recycling that we are going to get down and tackle right here on the ripple effect this National Recycling Week (November 7 to 13).
MobileMuster and Landcare Australia are aiming to collect and recycle 250,000 mobiles to provide up to 25 Landcare and Coastcare groups with grants worth $2,000 each. Enough to plant at least 25,000 seedlings around our precious coastline!
With snow capping many peaks around Australia right now, we ask the question… are you heading to the snow this weekend? As global warming continues to take effect, less and less snow is available. Why not help make sure the snow is there to enjoy for years to come by reducing your own carbon footprint on your wonderful winter wonderland weekend away? These simple tips will help you become a ‘green’ snow bunny.
When buying a gift for mum, it’s easy to fall into the trap of scooting through a gift shop when you have time and picking something up in a hurry. But I think what mums really cherish are the gifts we make ourselves (even though they may not be perfect). So let’s look at some sustainable home made gift ideas for this Mothers’ Day. To start off with… We might as well start with the beginning of the day: brekky in bed. Whether it’s French Toast or bacon and eggs you are making, use free range eggs, or even better, eggs from chickens in your own backyard. Make sure the bacon is organic or free range too! After breakfast you can recycle any scraps in the compost. Crafty gifts… Next up is the humble home craft Mothers’ Day card (and this one is for the big kids too!). I can almost guarantee you will have stacks of recyclable materials to get you started here, like some old magazines. Take to the scissors and PVA glue like you’re back in grade prep again (you even get to peel the PVA off your fingers when you’re done.) While you are at it, you can …