The magic of autumn

Growing up on the Australian coast, I’d never really paid much attention to autumn. When I moved to the Snowy Mountains, then Canberra, that changed – watching the leaves on the trees start to change in little patches gradually working up to a brighter and brighter display was magic. Rich gold, warm orange, plum and … More The magic of autumn

Spend wisely – every dollar sends a powerful message

There has been a lot of media coverage in recent days about celebrities including Ellen and George Clooney urging people to boycott certain hotels. Although those hotels are beyond what most of us can afford, your money (and where your choose to spend or withhold it) can start to change the shape of things. Even … More Spend wisely – every dollar sends a powerful message

Hey supermarkets, can you stop wrapping our fruit and veg in plastic? Cheers!

Last year, War on Waste aired in Australia. The show tapped into the wider consciousness and made conversations about things like excess plastic wrapping normal watercooler chat rather than something for eccentric greenies to worry about. For a grand time there, petitions about plastic bag bans were all the rage, reusable produce bags became a … More Hey supermarkets, can you stop wrapping our fruit and veg in plastic? Cheers!

My council just introduced green waste bins – welcome to the 21st Century Canberra!

Holy Moly! I just returned home to find my shiny new green waste bin! Sure, I had to pay fifty bucks for the privilege but I think its a pretty fair exchange. I’m a bit sad that something so simple has made my day because Canberra is generally quite progressive (90% renewable energy by 2020 … More My council just introduced green waste bins – welcome to the 21st Century Canberra!