Walking To Achieve 6 Goals At Once – Days 11 & 12 Of Low Carbon Living

Grey sneaker & light jeans stepping on concrete path

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Days 11 & 12 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

How are those resolutions to get fit and lose weight going?

As the holidays end and the year gains momentum, we tend to find ourselves with more and more demands on our time. It’s easy to slide back into old habits.

So how can we maintain our resolve to improve our health? Continue reading

Less Meat For Less Heat: Low Carbon Living – Days 7 & 8

Cooked lamb shanks with veggies

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Days 7 & 8 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Weekend brunches. Summer holidays. Barbecues. Festivities. Sunday roasts. All times when meat tends to feature heavily on our menus.

Did you know, though, that meat consumption has tripled over the last forty years and is Continue reading

Getting Sleep On Hot Nights Without Air-conditioning: Low Carbon Living – Day 6

Day 6 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

I’m pretty lucky that where I live it usually cools off at night. That’s because of our distance from the coast (so we have a continental climate), our elevation and because we usually get a sea breeze in the early evening. The result: we usually sleep well in summer.

But what happens if it doesn’t cool off at night? That can happen because of where you Continue reading

Keeping Your Home Cool Quickly: Low Carbon Living – Days 3, 4 & 5

Window shaded by shadecloth awning and tree

Days 3, 4 & 5 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Summer in the southern hemisphere is in full swing with much of Australia heading into a heatwave.

What I do

In a previous post I describe 3 ways I keep my home cool without air-conditioning and its Continue reading

Low Carbon Living: Day 2 – No New Clothes

Bags of clothes dumped beside a charity bin

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Day 2 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

The post-Christmas January sales roll on and people are madly grabbing ‘bargains’ to update their wardrobes.

Yet some of us are busy enjoying the freedom that comes with not buying into the modern mantra/obsession/addiction of  Continue reading