Category: <span>Green Home</span>

10 Practical Tips for Zero Waste Gardening

10 Practical Tips for Zero Waste Gardening

Zero waste living shouldn’t just apply to what you do in your home, but what you do in your gardens too. What most people realise only after they begin gardening, is that for an activity that embraces nature, there’s a surprising amount of plastic waste involved. So here are some zero waste gardening tips for...

How We Roll: Not Your Average Toilet Paper Company

How We Roll: Not Your Average Toilet Paper Company

One of the lighter and more surprising things this year has taught us is the value of toilet paper; the COVID-19 pandemic and the panic buying that ensued has created a heightened demand (and anxiety) on the availability of toilet paper. With higher numbers of people also working from home or in some form of...

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation, about one-third of the foods produced worldwide for human consumption annually— approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or wasted. Furthermore, food waste is a large source of greenhouse gas emissions so much so that if it were a nation, it would the third largest emitter after China and...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

Earliest archaeological records of composting dates back to around 2320 BC with the discovery of a set of clay tablets. The discovery that compost could fertilise and improve soil occured as civilisation moved from hunting and gathering to tending fields and livestock. Fast forward to present day, and this ancient gardening technique is still being...

7 Ways to Create a Moveable Edible Garden If You’re Renting

7 Ways to Create a Moveable Edible Garden If You’re Renting

For people renting their properties, it can seem pointless spending time constructing veggie patches and investing in permanent garden beds if you can’t take them with you when you leave the residence. Instead of building fixed garden beds, renters should opt for mobile and portable gardens. Whether you’re renting a place with just a patio,...

The Ultimate Guide to Decorating a Vegan Home

The Ultimate Guide to Decorating a Vegan Home

So you’ve got the vegan diet figured out – after Veganuary, it’s all been smooth sailing. You’re also on your way to a cruelty-free wardrobe and a completely vegan makeup cabinet – so now you’re a Level 5 Vegan, right? Well…not quite. Think about it: the place where we spend the most time – especially...

Australian Broadcaster’s ‘ABC Your Planet’ Takes on the Climate Challenge

Australian Broadcaster’s ‘ABC Your Planet’ Takes on the Climate Challenge

The ABC has launched a new series of programs and resources to explore the urgent environmental challenges facing the planet and the ways in which all Australians can be part of the solution. ABC Your Planet builds on the ABC’s coverage of climate and environmental issues by enabling audiences to counter challenges such as climate change...

Avoiding Single-Use Plastic Was Becoming Normal, Until Coronavirus. Here’s How We Can Return to Good Habits

Avoiding Single-Use Plastic Was Becoming Normal, Until Coronavirus. Here’s How We Can Return to Good Habits

As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease, we’re unlikely to return to our previous behaviours, from our work-life balance to maintaining good hygiene. But there are downsides to this new normal, particularly when it comes to hygiene concerns, which have led to an increase in an environmental scourge we were finally starting to get on top...