2016 Eco Calendar

So this is the plan for my 2016 Eco Crusade. Each month, I’ll post a summary of my goals. Let’s see how we go! On the 26th October 2015, while on holiday, I wrote down what I wanted to achieve in 2016. I’m usually a ‘gunna’ kind of person and so here it is, the…

Happy Twenty Sixteen

Happy New Year! January 2016 is here and it is time to kick off the start of my more eco conscious lifestyle. In January, I’d like to: stop using single use plastic bags at the grocery store and at the shopping centre. start a group to make Boomerang Bags so that other people learn to…

Blowing my own crumpet

We had my husband’s family Christmas last night while two of his brothers were home. And when trying decide the best place for breakfast in the morning, we settled on the deck ‘cafe’ at our place.  A good place to be on a muggy December morning with a cool south-easterly breeze. We spoke about making…

Forgive me for I have binned

Christmas time. Often an unnecessarily stressful time of year. A consumer’s idea of heaven. Endless presents, overindulgence of all kinds and extortionate amounts of plastic packaging.  I try to remember that it’s a time for being with family, celebrating life and the birth of Jesus. A time to be grateful for our blessed lives. Nothing…

Urban Farming

Urban Farming. Doesn’t that sound exciting?!  So much more exciting than ‘vegetable garden in the back yard’! I’m excited about this ‘segment’ of my eco crusade. Yet again, I always come up with an excuse for not growing my own veggies.  And the excuses are normally to do with our climate. There is a fairly small…

Do you really need a bag?

In the lead up to my year long challenge, I’ve been thinking about the tasks I will set myself each month. I know that July will be Plastic-Free so I want to make sure the tasks set prior to July will help me with a plastic free challenge. I’ve been thinking about it a lot…

Eco Crusade: Weekly Summary

Although, my official eco crusade doesn’t begin until January 2016, I’ve been reading, researching and investigating ways to reduce the impact that my family has on the environment. The amount of information online and on social media about sustainable living is overwhelming! And I wanted to share with you the trials and triumphs from this…

Eco Inspiration

I’ve always wanted to live in a more eco conscious way but I’ve always had an excuse. Too expensive, too busy, too inconvenient etc etc Over the years, various people/stories have inspired me but again I’ve always made excuses as to why I can’t apply the principles to my life. This time, I’m going to bite the…