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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6 Ways to Create a New Normal for Grocery Shopping

It’s early 2020, and the global pandemic COVID-19 virus has shaken up our everyday living. One of the most significant [...]

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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 Tips for Loving Your Trusty Natural Deodorant Paste

If you’ve recently ditched your traditional antiperspirant deodorant and switched to natural deodorant, here are 5 tips for loving your [...]

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Green Simple Swaps – From Tissues to Hankies

The most common response to swapping facial tissues to hankies is a squeamish looking facial expression combined with “ewww!” The [...]

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Connecting with Nature for Purposeful Sustainable Living

Intentionally connecting with nature for purposeful sustainable living helps set the foundation for understanding why we need to live mindfully. [...]

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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 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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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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The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe that Works

  Step into every early childhood service, and you’ll always see a table dedicated to playdough. A staple creative play [...]

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Embrace Curly Hair for a Good Hair Day Every Day

For too long, I’ve been seeking a positive curly hair experience. So it was an absolute revelation when I discovered [...]

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Creative Repurposing with Blankets and Jumpers

Have you ever wondered what to do with the old fashioned wool blankets or the used woollen jumper that’s beyond [...]

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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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Socks are Miscellaneous Textile Waste

Instigated by an inbox message, I discovered that socks are miscellaneous textile waste that add to the little book of [...]

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Locally Handcrafted Natural Soaps for a Plastic Free Bathroom

Natural soap making has been around for thousands of years. The rise of industrialisation, globalisation and cluey marketing means we [...]

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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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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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Maitland City Op Shop & Preloved Shop Guide

Set halfway between Newcastle and the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, Maitland is a town with rich architectural & social history. [...]

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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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Dean and Honey Love Hot Composting

This is a guest post article, written by local permaculture advocates Dean and Honey from Dean and Honey’s Permaculture Events, [...]

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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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