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ReNewy Living is an eco living blog with a localised Australian perspective.

Discover stories, ideas and understandings from lived experiences & learned knowledge about living sustainably.

ReNewy Living helps you live locally and sustainably everyday by unearthing your eco-strengths and daily rhythms.

Read stories, ideas and understandings from the places and people in our community, who all help to make a collective difference to treading lightly on our planet.

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Sharing stories that strengthen our commitment to nature, community, and a healthier planet.

Kindness is a Virtue of The Yoga Place Cafe

Photo Credit:  Andsz Kolosovskis from @akphotoco Alyx-Jane, owner of the plant-based cafe The Yoga Place Cafe, believes the individual little [...]

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The Lake Mac Waste to Art Exhibition

Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhoods are challenging the way we look at waste with the annual Waste to Art exhibition. Waste [...]

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Toronto NSW Op Shop Guide

I discovered the Toronto op shops at the start of the new millennium when we moved to Lake Macquarie. It [...]

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The Naturally Fresh Feeling of Line Drying Clothes

Growing up in the burbs of Sydney, Mum always hung the washing on the original metal Hills Hoist clothesline. On [...]

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Why I Created these Handmade Unique Christmas Bon Bons

Christmas Day for us is about sharing a baked meal with family and friends. Before we tuck into this delicious [...]

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Creating Your Wonderfully Strong Sense of Community

Creating your wonderfully strong sense of community, where everyone feels a strong sense of belonging takes time and comes with [...]

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How Our Local Crop Swap Helps Backyard Gardeners

Do you have an abundance of asparagus? A plethora of parsley? Loads of lemons or excess eggplant? This guest post [...]

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Positive & Genuine Truths about Living Sustainably

Expensive. Organic, fair trade, ethical, reusable. Vegan. Words that conjure up what sustainable living doesn’t have to be. So rather [...]

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The Re: Club is Reinventing the way we Shop for Clothes

The Re: Club is reinventing the way we shop for clothes so we can re-wear and re-share on repeat. Sheona, [...]

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Need to Buy

The convenience of buying stuff now has moved stealthily into our everyday living psyche. Our “throw away buy new and [...]

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Spark Imaginative Play by Choosing Alternatives to Single-Idea Plastic Toys

Photo Credit: Uniting Preschool Caves Beach This guest post story is written by Michelle Ryan from Uniting Preschool Caves Beach [...]

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Divine Vegan & Gluten-Free Choc Beetroot Cake

Vegan baking isn’t high on my cooking rotation. However, finding out that my friend now prefers a vegan diet, I [...]

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My Low Tox Journey

After six months of honing in on what French for Tuesday offers to our community in terms of low tox [...]

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Seventy Years of Eco Living Strengthens Why Living Sustainably is Crucial

In this story, Leonie shares how seventy years of eco living strengthens why living sustainably is crucial. Find out her [...]

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How to Get the Most From Your Lipstick

I’m at the end of my favourite everyday nude colour lipstick. The lipstick is flat to the metal rim and [...]

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Microplastics are a Gigaproblem

Plastic doesn’t go away nor biodegrade. It just breaks up into irretrievable microscopic, teeny tiny pieces that pollute our water, [...]

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Locally Handcrafted Natural Soaps for a Plastic Free Bathroom

Local to Lake Macquarie, NSW Mell started her natural soap business – Honeybee House Skin Co – in March 2020. [...]

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Bring Your Own Sustainable Habits to Your Overseas Family Holidays – Part 3

If we could predict how our ingrained daily sustainable habits would work in another country, travelling would be a breeze. [...]

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Visible Mending Books to Help Start Repairing your Clothes

Have you stopped wearing the clothes you love because of a pesky hole, slight tear or dreadful stain? If we [...]

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Surplus Pear Syrup Jelly

Thanks to my sister for introducing me to this delicious surplus pear syrup jelly. I love making and enjoying tried [...]

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