More information about focus on reducing coming soon. This is all about prioritising, reducing and minimising our consumption to ensure balance and more authentic sustainable use.

The main areas for this area are:

  • plastics
  • food waste
  • textiles and fashion

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Shop Local. Support Local. Buy Local

Shop Local. Support Local. Buy Local. These simple sentences have had greater prominence in our lingo over the last couple [...]

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Myall Lakes: My Photo Story

Myall Lakes National Park is one of our frequently visited outdoor and adventure holiday spots. My photo series captures a [...]

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How the Buy Nothing Project Changed My Way of Living

Buy new, buy now retail shopping is available to us every day, both online and in-store at massive shopping centres. [...]

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I Made this Practical & Affordable Reusable Shopping Bag

The geometric design on this dark blue t-shirt captured my attention on my opshop travels. It was the perfect t-shirt [...]

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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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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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Tried and Tested Ways to Hang Your Clothes Well

My best tips about hanging clothes on the outdoor clothesline come from the people I know, who’ve developed excellent methods [...]

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Water is More than a Daily Resource

My lifelong relationship with water is more than just being a useful and valuable daily resource. The connection strengthens my [...]

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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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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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Be Kind to Ourselves with Sustainable Gift Giving at Christmas

Cheap costs and neverending availability of stuff to buy at Christmas feels more like a sales and marketing pitch of [...]

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DarNET! A Coloured Spectrum of Waste

Waste conjures up a motley mess of blacks, greys, and browns – a disarray of worthless, useless or defective stuff. [...]

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Ways to Use Surplus Homegrown Lemons

It’s early August, and our lemon tree is bursting with lemons! We have a whole tree’s worth of large, free-from-pesticides [...]

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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 Scary Truth About Plastic

The Real Horror at Halloween This is a guest post written by Charlie Thompson from The Clean Collective. Some links [...]

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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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DIY Christmas Bon Bons with Good Gifts

Christmas Bon Bons are a traditional Christmas favourite. But the little trinkets inside the commercial factory-made Christmas crackers are our [...]

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Green Simple Swaps – Alternatives to Cling Wrap

Along your journey towards a more low impact lifestyle, finding quality reusable options similar to your current products means you’re [...]

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Using Discarded Waste as the Alternative Blank Canvas

Rubbish, waste, debris, litter, leftovers. All waste comes with a synonym of names. If you saw waste as a resource [...]

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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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