Making Eco bricks

For most of the lower grade plastics we use, there is no market to recycle, meaning that they are currently being sent to landfill.  So it’s up to each individual to start taking responsibility for there own trash. The easiest thing is to refuse to buy products that have lots of packaging. Yet if you…

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10 Easy to Grow Vegetables

If you have never planted before, starting a garden can be a little daunting.  But the benefits of stepping out of your comfort zones are plenty. Creating an organic garden reduces toxicity in soil, air, water and your body. Organic veggies have more flavour so you get the real taste of food. Also an organic garden…

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The 10 R’s of Sustainable Living

Exciting times ahead. Climate change is now a part of the mainstream media. Environmental groups agree, it’s now or never!  And there’s thousands of people ready to change their mindset to become more sustainable. The question that we are often asked is “where do I start?”  So here are a few guidelines to get you…

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Practical Hints to Overcome Anxiety

Originally posted on Love and Co.:
In Australia, it’s estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.  In any one year, around 1 million Australian adults have depression, and over 2 million have anxiety. If you suffer from persistent and excessive worry, anxiety, know that you are…

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Take it personally

Urban sustainability is a huge challenge considering that every two seconds, one person joins the planet’s expanding urban population. As expansion continues apace, problems such as urban planning, waste management, collective infrastructure, and transport are creating enormous strains on ecosystems and the environment. The global crisis faced by humanity is a reflection of collective values…

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Creating Sacred Space

Originally posted on Love and Co.:
In the last twenty years there have been many improvements in women’s lives. For example, life expectancy has increased, the number of girls in school and the number of jobs for women. Many countries have introduced laws to protect women’s rights. However, there are still many injustices. Women are…

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How to make beeswax wraps

My love affair with bees started when some bees decided to come and live in my house. I let them be, just observing that I didn’t make any sudden movements close to the small entry and exit point of the hive.  Then I went travelling for 6 months forgetting that they were there. On return,…

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