The Morrison government's 'Gas-fired Recovery' is a complete shitshow. Here we are on the brink of species and environmental collapse and we're talking about injecting time, money and effort into fossil fuels. On the Prime Minister's website, Scott Morrison states, “we’ll work with industry to deliver a gas hub for Australia that will ensure households… Continue reading Gas Audit and Popping My Protest Cherry
For me, life isn't quite whole unless I have a book on the go. Starting way back with Dear Zoo, progressing on to Goosebumps and anything by Paul Jennings or John Marsden. These days it's preferably something fiction with an unanticipated plot twist although, it wouldn't be unusual to see anything from self help to… Continue reading Reading Audit – Books, Glorious Books
I've been screening unsolicited calls from an unknown charity for a while now. I got caught on the hop a few weeks back when the call came through from an unknown mobile. When I answered, it was a charity I currently donate to and swiftly told them I was too busy to talk and fobbed… Continue reading Putting a Stop to Australia’s Extinction Crisis
It's easy to be lulled into a false sense of security, thinking we have an endless supply of freshwater. I mean, we turn on the tap and out it comes! It even falls from the sky! Surely it's renewable and there's plenty to go around right? The earth's surface is around 70% water however, only… Continue reading Water Audit – Target 155
Of all the things to audit, the footprint from hair removal seems somewhat insignificant compared to say, the footprint caused by flying or electricity use. But there's a hairy elephant in the room (known as mammoths) and I want to talk about it. If there was ever a year to let it all grow out,… Continue reading Hair There, Everywhere!
The other day I split my dacks, right up my crotch. Bugger. They were my good jeans too. You know the ones that are the most flattering yet still comfy? Now that I've declared I'm not going to buy anything new for a year what am I to do? First of all, let me back… Continue reading Sustainable Fashion: what to do when you split your dacks
I have a love/hate relationship with mobile phones. On the one hand, I couldn't live without my phone. Firstly, I don't have a landline (does anyone under the age of 70?) and being extroverted, I don't survive well without human contact (as was noted during lockdown 2020). Secondly, have you tried using a Melways to… Continue reading Mobile Phone Audit
I've been a flexitarian for about a decade now and I say that because I've attempted full blown vegetarian more times than I can count, I've tried a semi-vegan, a semi-paleo and the 5:2 diets all in an attempt to reduce my environmental impact. But I haven't managed to stick to one for more than… Continue reading Vegetarian, Vegan or Flexitarian? A Food Audit
This book came to me when I needed it most. At the beginning of the year, towards the harrowing end of Australia's Black Summer (you know, in that time before Covid), I was feeling at a complete loss. I was grieving for a world we are on the brink of losing, overwhelmed with climate anxiety.… Continue reading How The Ends of the World led me to an epiphany (a book review).
The other day I made my New Years resolution, given the shit storm 2020 has been, I'm hoping 2021 will bring better times and thinking ahead. Anyway, I decided I would give the "buy nothing new for a year" another crack (the last time I tried was in 2017 and it was the prelude to… Continue reading The Buy Nothing New… Year