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A mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam

‘Just where you are — that’s the place to start.’ — Pema Chodron The single biggest lesson I’ve learnt this year in trying to live more sustainably? It’s a marathon, not a sprint. With this in mind, my ploy for 2018 — don’t get down about the state of our planet (it’s so easy to…

A pared down Christmas

Christmas madness has taken hold, and this year, as with every year, the thought of trawling crowded malls has filled me with dread. So I’ve given them a wide berth and trawled the Christmas markets instead. Bustling and festive, the whole experience is just so much more laid back, and the cherry on top — …

The Worm Whisperer

A friend recently asked how to get started with worm farming and, honestly, I couldn’t answer, as my brother set it all up for me. If there’s a guy who knows a thing or two about worms, it’s him. Being knee-deep in worm muck is his happy place. He helped me put together this handy…

Wild and waste-free!

  If you’re keen to whittle down your waste but unsure where to start, get yourself to the sleepy, scenic suburb of Glencairn on Saturdays. The Wild & Waste-free Food & Lifestyle Co-op stocks the essentials to get you up and running  — stainless steel and bamboo straws, reusable produce bags, unpackaged soaps and body…

Coffee With: Renata Harper

It’s time for our next Q&A! Just love these soulful, beautifully crafted words from Renata Harper, editor of EnviroKids. Why do you do what you do? The natural world is my muse. Writing is one of many ways that I can express my love for nature and celebrate her keepers and creatures. I took the…