A Carbon Fast For Lent?

Planet Earth with a fever, held in hands

What do you do in the lead-up to Easter? Anything different to the rest of the year? (With Easter early this year, perhaps you’re still getting into the swing of the working (calendar) year! ;-))

It happens that the lead-up to Easter is a great time for some conscious reassessments with a view to living and working more sustainably.

We could, of course do that any time. Continue reading

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Body and Your Planet

New Year resolution book & pen Flickr vanhookc CC BY-SAAnother year over, and a new one just begun. Happy New Year and may it be a wonderful one!

As 2015 begins, but before it starts to speed away, many of us will be taking a moment to look back. A brief chance to take stock of the past and with this in mind, plan changes for the Continue reading

A Carbon Fast For Ramadan?

Around the world, Muslims are currently in the Planet Earth with a fever, held in handsholy month of Ramadan.

This is a time when Muslims fast during daylight.

But like many other faiths, this time is more than just not eating or drinking. Continue reading

Composting For Climate And Health

Are you (or your friends or family) Hands Holding a Seedling and Soilthrowing away valuable stuff and at the same time increasing greenhouse gas emissions?

This happens every time you put your kitchen leftovers and garden ‘waste’ into the general rubbish bin.  (Did you know that over half of Australia’s household garbage is made up of food and garden waste?)

From your home, the contents of your rubbish bin Continue reading

What Does Buy Local Mean?

Buy local.Fresh vegetables

That’s the third challenge for my carbon fast.

But what exactly does ‘buy local’ mean?

Does it mean that I only buy from businesses Continue reading