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How to Throw an Eco Birthday Party for Children

Concerned by all the waste involved in throwing a birthday party for your little one?   Green enthusiast Will H. Sandford shares some ideas for throwing an eco birthday party to leave a greener footprint.

7 Truths About Pre-Loved Shopping

Do you hate shopping for clothes?  I do. The shops are full of “fast fashion” where the latest styles are available for low prices for just a few weeks before being replaced by new items.  It makes my head spin!

If you’re looking for a more sustainable alternative, pre-loved clothing might be the way to go.

Why Bulk Buying is Eco-Friendly

You probably already know that buying in bulk usually means cost savings.  Shops typically offer discounts and cheaper prices per unit when you purchase a higher quantity.  However, bulk buying is not only economical – it’s eco-friendly as well.

Here are a few reasons to buy in bulk and help contribute to saving our environment.

Eliminate plastic

7 Essential Ways to Eliminate Plastic From Your Life 

With so many of us used to the convenience of plastic, did you know that humans have now produced more in the last 10 years than we did in the whole of last century? In Australia alone, 10 million plastic bags are used a day. Our overuse of plastic is causing alarming amounts of pollution worldwide.

Growing and using your own herbs

Growing and Using Herbs in Your Kitchen

Growing your own kitchen herbs benefits you in the long run, since you save both money and time – and enjoy the convenience of fresh herbs exactly when you need them. It is also a great way to involve your children in preparing a meal (and convincing them to eat it).

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7 Reasons to Replace Your Laundry Detergent with Soap Nuts

For those of us who care about the negative effects of pesticides, chemicals and toxic substances on our bodies and in our homes, finding safe, natural alternatives is essential.  Soap nuts are naturally hypoallergenic, anti-fungal and antibacterial.   They are fruit which grow on trees, dry naturally and require no chemical processing to be effective.  Soap nuts are ideal for those who want to switch to an easier, cost effective and natural solution.

Back to School Skin Essentials

Australia Day is upon us, so that means it’s time to think about going back to school.

Are you as ready for that as I am? I love the freedom of holidays with long, sunny days spent getting back to nature with the family.  Swimming, picnicking, camping – every day is a new adventure!   But by the end of the holidays I’m starting to struggle to keep my daughter busy and entertained day in and day out…

Shopping Locally

How and Why to Start Shopping Locally this Year

Buying from local creators, makers and growers supports small businesses and their families. It also contributes to the local economy. You’ll also find a more unique range of items to choose from that are made or grown straight from the heart.

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