More information about community impact coming soon. Will include stories about showcases the extraordinarily ordinary people in our community who are making an active local difference. Fostering Local Change Through Community Connections and Creativity – by building community connections and embracing creativity, you can drive positive change at the local level:

  • community initiatives
  • stories,
  • and the positive impact our communities have on helping us live sustainably
  • It’s also about how we can make a greater collective change within our community, through the valuing of creativity and tthe ability to think differently

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Embracing Slow, Simpler & More Sustainable Living

ReNewy Living supports your journey to embrace living a life more slowly, simpler living and more sustainable living. But what [...]

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Thumbs Up for FOGO Recycling our Food Waste

I’ve always wanted to do the right thing for recycling our food waste. However, we were repeatedly unsuccessful at home [...]

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My Vintage Thermos is the Best Coffee Thermos

In a country town op shop sitting on the top shelf amongst the large glass vases and picture frames, I [...]

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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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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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Meet The Share Shop: A Newcastle Library of Things

I would love you to meet The Share Shop: A Newcastle Library of Things to borrow. The Share Shop is [...]

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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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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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Bring Your Own Sustainable Habits to Your Overseas Family Holidays – Part 2

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

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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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Sewing Couture Style Dresses From Waste

In this video, Melinda shares her inspirationally creative Waste to Art story on sewing couture style dresses from waste. This story [...]

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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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Books to Motivate You to Start Living a Plastic Free Lifestyle

Just thinking about going plastic-free can be overwhelming. But the more we know, the more confidently we can take action [...]

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Belongingness to People Makes a World of Difference

Twenty years as an early childhood educator broadened my skill of being with and understanding a diversity of people. From [...]

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Hop in a Kayak to Relax and Explore the Outdoors

The early morning sounds of fish jumping, kookaburras laughing, magpies warbling and the sun sparkling gently on the water is [...]

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Take 3 for The Sea Inaugural CEO Cleanup

Taking part in the Take 3 for the Sea inaugural CEO cleanup event on the Central Coast of NSW was [...]

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Why Local Businesses Love Being a Local Business

In the after-hours cosiness of Estabar – opposite Newcastle beach – a small bunch of our community listened to an [...]

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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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Blue Wrap Couture

Here is Melinda’s story on her evolution of ideas and design which inspired her submission “Blue Wrap Couture” to the [...]

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Go Outside and Enjoy the Fresh Air

Taking time to go outside and enjoy the fresh air is so valuable to our wellbeing and connection to place. [...]

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