Category Archives: Making Change

Maitland City Op Shop & Preloved Shop Guide

Set halfway between Newcastle and the vineyards of the Hunter Valley, Maitland is a town with [...]

Bateau Bay Op Shop Guide

Bateau Bay is known for its picturesque, unpatrolled swimming beach located within the Wyrrabalong National [...]

Positive & Genuine Truths about Living Sustainably

Expensive. Organic, fair trade, ethical, reusable. Vegan. Words that conjure up what sustainable living doesn’t [...]

Creativity is at the Heart of Sustainable Living

Tapping into our creative streak helps us cope with stress (aka develop resilience), appreciate beauty [...]

DIY Christmas Bon Bons with Good Gifts

Christmas Bon Bons are a traditional Christmas favourite. But the little trinkets inside the commercial [...]

Using Discarded Waste as the Alternative Blank Canvas

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Toronto NSW Op Shop Guide

I discovered the Toronto op shops at the start of the new millennium when we [...]

Hot Tips for Op Shopping Mindfully

It’s tempting to go to the op shop with the urge to buy everything just [...]

5 Unique Guiding Principles for Op Shopping

Shopping centres filled with chain stores that sell brand new items have become bland, conspicuous [...]

Visible Mending Books to Help You Start Repairing your Clothes

Have you stopped wearing the clothes you love because of a pesky hole, slight tear [...]

Going Back to School Sustainably

Every new year we’re surrounded by Back to School catalogues telling us we need to [...]

Furoshiki for Stylish Reusable Gift Wrapping

Wrapping presents adds an element of surprise and delight. Still, it’s an avoidable waste when [...]

Locally Handcrafted Natural Soaps for a Plastic Free Bathroom

Local to Lake Macquarie, NSW Mell started her natural soap business – Honeybee House Skin [...]

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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 [...]

How Our Local Crop Swap Helps Backyard Gardeners

Do you have an abundance of asparagus? A plethora of parsley? Loads of lemons or [...]

The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe that Works

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

Ways to Use Surplus Homegrown Lemons

It’s early August, and our lemon tree is bursting with lemons! We have a whole [...]

Dean and Honey Love Hot Composting

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