Sustainable Living

Sustainable living in the backyard

Week 23 of the living natural project takes a look at sustainable living in my own backyard. The family is putting on our green thumbs and starting a seasonal veggie patch.  We’ve enjoyed growing herbs, chillies, chives, tomatoes and the the odd fruit and veg with a respectable amount of success. But never really planted… Continue reading Sustainable living in the backyard

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A few simple switches to a more sustainable flush

Now my toilet is squeaky clean, week 21 of the living natural project looks at some simple ways to reduce my toilet waste and my impact on the environment…one flush at a time. I’ve been buying double length toilet rolls for a while now. It’s essentially buying toilet paper in bulk – 8 rolls in… Continue reading A few simple switches to a more sustainable flush

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How to clean the toilet naturally

Week 20 of the living natural project takes a look at cleaning the toilet naturally.  Al Bundy and my Dad were separated at birth. Ok, so that’s not actually true. But, like Al, my Dad considers the toilet a sacred place that one should spend a disturbing amount of time in. Yep, it’s got a… Continue reading How to clean the toilet naturally

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Alternatives to one time only use disposable food packaging

Week 19 of the living natural project takes a look at a reusable alternatives to the one time only use disposable food pouch.  I also share other ways to switch to reusable alternatives.  At the start of this year my family agreed to consciously move away from food contained in one time only use packaging… Continue reading Alternatives to one time only use disposable food packaging

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What is the environmental impact of disposable coffee cups?

Week 18 of the living natural project takes a look at disposable coffee cups and their impact on the environment. How many disposable coffee cups do aussies use each year? I hadn’t given much thought to this question until I watched the preview for this week episode of ABC’s War on Waste this interesting article. The… Continue reading What is the environmental impact of disposable coffee cups?