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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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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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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Hot Tips for Op Shopping Mindfully

It’s tempting to go to the op shop with the urge to buy everything just because it’s cheap or one-of-a-kind. [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Daily Habits for Low Impact Living: Use What You Have

Are you feeling overwhelmed on how and where to start your authentic, low impact living journey? Creating do-able daily habits [...]

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Madeleine’s Eco Living Journey Started with Tox-Free Beauty

I would love you to meet Madeleine. I met Madeleine whilst out and about in the NSW snowfields. My unusual holiday [...]

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Starting a Simplified Co-op with Free Range Eggs

The more I knuckle down into living a more sustainable, low impact life the more I realise how large corporations [...]

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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 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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