Sustainable step – Get rooftop solar or green electricity

Sunshine. We get a lot of it where I live. Driving around the suburbs there are a lot of houses with solar panels taking advantage of all that sunshine to produce electricity.  And it is easy to see why.  Our rooftops are a large expanse of unused real estate so it makes good economic sense to use that space to capture the power of the … Continue reading Sustainable step – Get rooftop solar or green electricity

Perhaps we wouldn’t be in this mess

In the dark reaches of my mind I think about why. Why we have mistreated this vast and beautiful planet beyond her capacity to sustain us. Perhaps if we referred to her in the masculine rather than the feminine we wouldn’t be in this mess.   As a society we tend not to exploit the masculine, we tend not to neglect the masculine.   Why … Continue reading Perhaps we wouldn’t be in this mess

Dis-information is a weapon of climate change

Last week I was listening to the Faithless album – No Roots. Do you remember it? The first single was Mass Destruction: This song was released back in 2004 in response to the increasingly unpopular ‘war on terror’.   While I love this song, I was disheartened that over a decade and a half after its release, the same messages are as relevant today as … Continue reading Dis-information is a weapon of climate change

How I lost my vegetable patch in one hot dry week

Brown dry lawns devoid of grass. Trees that have dropped their leaves in an effort to conserve energy.   Deadpan earth devoid of life and hard as concrete.   These signs of dry and drought conditions are all too familiar in my part of the world, and are a dispiriting sight for any gardener.     In an effort to live more sustainably, I have been … Continue reading How I lost my vegetable patch in one hot dry week

How to compost your food waste

Composting is one of the easiest things we can do to divert food waste from landfill and care for our soils.   There are a wide range of options when in comes to composting. These include composting bins, compost towers, worm farms and Bokashi. Depending on your composting needs (i.e. the size of your home or family) there is a composting option that will work … Continue reading How to compost your food waste

Sustainable step – Avoid plastic packaging

When I started transitioning to more sustainable choices I realised most of my plastic waste was coming from food packaging.    To reduce the plastic packaging in my life I have adopted a range of strategies, to varying degrees of success. Depending on how busy life is, what the product is or how motivated I am feeling, I’ll use all or some of these approaches.   Shop … Continue reading Sustainable step – Avoid plastic packaging