Could Doing Less = Doing More?

Young woman sitting cross-legged & meditating on grass on headland overlooking Sydney & Pacific Ocean

Image: Niko dimo , Flickr CC-BY-2.0

When we think about becoming more sustainable, we often focus on what we should do.

How often do we think that being more sustainable means that we should:

  • Do things differently at home, at work and at leisure?
  • Get our family and friends to change how they do things Continue reading

Pausing To Reflect – Let’s Do It Now

Woman thinking

Image credit: Robert Couse-Baker, Flickr CC-BY 2.0

How often do we take the time to reflect on what we are doing, to look at our goals and how we go about our daily lives?

A lot of us (particularly in Western cultures) might do this once a year. We take part in the annual ritual at the end of the year, setting New Year’s Resolutions. Even then, we probably don’t go very deep, preferring instead to focus on broad Continue reading

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

One Simple Gesture Can Make A World Of Difference

Palm of hand with smiley on it

Image: Ben Smith, Flickr CC-BY-SA 2.0

If you live in the country or a small town, you almost certainly will notice something when you visit a big city: people don’t smile or greet you as you walk past.

If you live in a big city, chances are that you won’t even notice that it’s missing.

It’s something I notice, particularly Continue reading