More information about Making Change coming soon. Making Change suggests actions that create differences or alterations, often focusing on specific, practical adjustments and gaining greater understanding of the history and reasoning why we need to make change. We’ll also look at how this creates a positive impact or influence, by highlighting the broader, far-reaching consequences or the overall significance of why we need to make change.

Will include stories about:

  • Transport and Travel
  • Water and Energy
  • Refuse, Reduce, reuse, and Repair
  • People Health and Wellbeing
  • In the Home
  • Plant and Grow

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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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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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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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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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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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How Overnight Hiking Aligns with Eco Living

Australia’s natural environment, unique bush, creatures and the power of the weather has always amazed me. As I grow in [...]

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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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5 Unique Guiding Principles for Op Shopping

Shopping centres filled with chain stores that sell brand new items have become bland, conspicuous buildings across suburbia. Contrast this [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bateau Bay Op Shop Guide

Bateau Bay is known for its picturesque, unpatrolled swimming beach located within the Wyrrabalong National Park. Relax and connect with [...]

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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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Going Low Tox was Linda’s Moment of Truth

Going Low Tox was Linda’s Moment of Truth I would love you to meet Linda… I met Linda through our early [...]

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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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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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