Why Using A Public Library Is Important For Low Carbon Living

Library books

Day 37 of 365 Days Of Low Carbon Living.

When was the last time you visited your local public library?

If it has been a while, you might find a lot has changed.  You may not even need to go to the library to access some of its services.

There a great community resource and an important component of low carbon living. 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

Low Carbon Living: Day 2 – No New Clothes

Bags of clothes dumped beside a charity bin

Source: Anna Gregory, Flickr, CC BY 2.0

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

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

Enough Is Enough

How do you work out what food to buy?Kale, beetroot, turnips, carrots, lettuce growing in garden Aug 2013

Do you take a guesstimate, or work from a meal plan and recipes, to determine your shopping lists?

And how does that go? Continue reading