Category: <span>Green Home</span>

A Minimalist Lifestyle Challenge: #LifeOverStuff

A Minimalist Lifestyle Challenge: #LifeOverStuff

If you’re serious about living a sustainable lifestyle, you will almost certainly have come across the concept of minimalism; a lifestyle in which possessions are bought and kept if they add value and happiness to our life rather than causing suffering and clutter. I began seriously practicing minimalism when I left the city and moved up to...

A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Chickens

A Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Chickens

Keeping your own chickens is a much better deal than it sounds. If you’re a regular egg eater, you would know how awful packaged store-bought eggs taste in comparison to fresh, farm reared ones. Rearing chickens requires some planning and execution, but it ultimately leads to great tasting food and a wonderful hobby. First, let’s...

Eco-Challenge Update: Giving Up the Big Supermarkets

Eco-Challenge Update: Giving Up the Big Supermarkets

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socarates At the beginning of the year, I set my new years resolution: To give up the “Big Supermarkets”, Coles and Woolworths and support my local farmers and grocery suppliers. Most people wouldn’t...

101+ Tips To Help You Live a More Sustainable Life

101+ Tips To Help You Live a More Sustainable Life

As I’ve written within the sustainability space for over 5 years now, I’ve collected many great ideas and tips on living a more eco-friendly life. And each week without fail I get several questions from readers wanting my advice on living more sustainably; from the beauty products I use (or make) through to how I attempt...

20 Steps to Plastic-Free Living

20 Steps to Plastic-Free Living

Plastic-Free July is finally over and I can now breathe a sigh of relief because THAT my friends was a pretty tough month. My partner Ben and I had many successes such as finding glass bottled milk, a wonderful butcher who welcomed our reusable containers and saying no to plastic at the shops. We also...

Want a Greener World? First Green Up Your Life

Want a Greener World? First Green Up Your Life

We live in an age where daily destruction of our planet is occurring all around the world, from the annihilation of the rainforest to soil degradation. Thankfully, it’s become a hot topic, with environmentalists, activists, scientists and conservationists looking to educate the masses and find ways to make our world a more sustainable and greener place....

Could You Live Plastic-Free?

Could You Live Plastic-Free?

A week after World Oceans Day, two weeks since seeing the zero-waste Tedx Talk by Lauren Singer and about 3 years almost to the date since Queensland proposed (unsuccessfully) the banning of disposable bags, the subject of waste (and in particular plastic) has been consuming my thoughts. According to a study published in Sciencemag.org, more than 8 million...

4 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Live a Greener Life

4 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Live a Greener Life

When I began my journey into sustainable living many years ago, there weren’t many resources available to help guide me. It was slim pickings back then so I relied heavily on websites such as TreeHugger.com and Ecouterre and read magazines such as Peppermint Magazine. Today this is no longer the case. “There’s an app for...

5 Reasons Why I Love Living Off The Grid

5 Reasons Why I Love Living Off The Grid

When I tell people that my partner and I live off-the-grid the first thing they ask is: what does that mean? My usual response is this: “Living off-the-grid means that our home isn’t connected to the main electrical power grid run by a utilities company. Our home is run purely on solar power – we...