A rainbow of flowers

This spring, there is a lush intensity to not only my garden but all of Canberra. The mild temperatures and torrents of rain have coaxed flowers to life and it looks like the colour dials have all been turned to maximum. It seems like flowers from every point on the colour spectrum have popped their … More A rainbow of flowers

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!

Roads made from recycled rubbish? Yep, its a thing now.

I recently discovered I live just a few kilometres from a roundabout (also known as a traffic circle apparently) made largely from recycled rubbish. The Australian Capital Territory, like most other Australian states, is in the midst of a recycling crisis since the ban on China taking any more of our sub-standard rubbish. Roadside recyclables … More Roads made from recycled rubbish? Yep, its a thing now.