How to Clean Your Jewellery Naturally

We think of our homes as a refuge, where we feel safe from the outside world. But the truth may be the opposite. The average home today contains over sixty-two chemicals. Curiously that’s more than a circa-1900 chemistry lab. So when you are wanting to clean your jewellery, simply go natural. Most of your favourite…

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Have Fun With Vitamins – Kids Gardening

Feeding children can be like riding a rollercoaster. Some days they just eat whatever you give them. Other days it’s like a terror, as it can be close to impossible to get them to eat anything at all, especially vegetables. Children can become picky eaters for a number of reasons. Some children are simply more…

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9 reasons to go organic – Conscious Green Mama

Scientists have developed complicated systems to describe different soil qualities. These systems are often foreign and can cause confusion for anyone who simply wants to create a backyard farm or beautiful garden. Creating and caring for the soil is not a complicated science, but a relatively simple activity that can produce healthy and productive gardens…

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The Buddha Connection

On my travels, I can’t help but notice how the western house and garden is being influenced by oriental philosophies. Buddhas of every kind and dancing Shivas decorate lounge rooms, offices and front yards.  Health shops are filled with traditional Asian remedies to cure, to beautify, to keep us subtle. We have the luxury of…

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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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Stop Adani – Take it personally!

What a surprising Easter Sunday listening to Enviro Rock Star, Bob Brown talk about his mission in the Stop Adani Convoy. His love and passion for keeping Australia green is contagious. And perfect timing, Easter Sunday.  Easter is historically a time of earth renewal where we are called upon to awaken and renew ourselves. Originally a spring time festival,…

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We make soil! The art of composting in a toilet

It’s believed that the first toilets for human waste were created in an ancient settlement in Scotland dating back to 3000 B.C. That’s over 5000 years ago! Sadly enough, today about 2.4 billion people, or roughly one-third of the world’s population still lack access to proper toilets. People poop on the side of the road,…

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