Why My New Black Pants Are Better Than New

Black pants on white door

Days 35 & 36 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

Each year my family members offer to each other clothes that we no longer love, need, want or fit. (We’re lucky because we are similar sizes.)

It’s great fun returning to the childhood and teenage joys of trying different clothes and looks – often of things we would never consider if we were in a shop.  And because this all Continue reading

Why It Is Important To Gather & Use Fallen Fruit…And How To Do It

Fallen plums amongst leaf litter mulch

Day 27 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

I love growing my own food.

Getting local food without the effort of growing or picking it is even better. Continue reading

Quick Repurposing: Supplements Container To Laundry Chic – Day 23 of Low Carbon Living

Two white cylindrical plastic containers on wooden table, one with original label, one with handwritten label

Source: Gill King, Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

Day 23 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living, where I repurpose a container instead of throwing it out to recycling.

Plenty of things we buy come in containers. Think food, health supplements, even chemicals.

What do you do with a container when you finish the contents? 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 1 – Clean Energy Future

Solar farm with wind turbine behind

Source: Gerry Machen, Flickr, CC BY-ND 2.0

Here I am on Day 1 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

One of the easiest ways of shifting to living a low carbon life can be done very quickly from the comfort of your home: switching to clean, renewable energy.

In fact, most Australians want their primary energy to come from clean, renewable energy. Continue reading