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The Four ‘C’s Of Conservation

I hope you enjoyed the previous two episodes where I chatted biodiversity and climate change with Professor Bill Laurance from James Cook University. Discussing the big issues always helps to reignite our passion and remind us just why we’re on this journey together....

Biodiversity… What It Is and Why It’s So Important

Given that we are so close to the start of a new year, over the next couple of weeks on the blog I wanted to stop and have a look at how our global, regional, and local environments are tracking along. This post is the first in a two-part State of the Environment...

How To Enjoy A Low Impact Holiday

Happy New Year Eco Heroes!   I hope 2017 is fabulous for you in every way.   I’m super excited to share your eco journey with you and I have plenty of fabulous resources for you in store for this year to help you to eco-fy your lifestyle!   I‘m actually...

Setting Green Goals for the Year Ahead

Hey Eco Heros, Wow! We’ve come to the end of another year!! Which means if you’re like most of the population you’ll be setting some new year’s resolutions. One of the things I like to do at this time of year is to reflect on where I’m at, where I’ve come from, and...

Seven Green Gift Ideas for Christmas

Well Christmas is just a couple of weeks away and I don’t know about you, but I’ve left it down to the wire and still have some gifts to organise. If you’re in the same boat, rest assured you don’t have to drop your green values and buy the first thing you see when...

What To Do With Christmas Leftovers

With less than a month until Christmas, many of us are now starting to plan for a Christmas feast of sorts! If you’re like most of us, you’ll probably over cater. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In this article I’m chatting about Christmas leftovers and how we can...

The BEST Biz Decision I Made This Year

Well we're about to head into the home straight of 2016 and I don't know about you, but I'm winding down, reflecting on my year and putting plans into place for a cracker of a 2017. Looking back is such an important step in the entrepreneurial journey as we get to...

Blueberry and Raspberry Gelatine Gummies Recipe

A particularly nasty strain of gastro has passed through our house recently, leaving just one man standing (my husband Paul). Master 6 copped it extra bad and spent much of this morning with his head in a bucket (after I'd already mopped the hallway twice and wiped...

Raising Kids In A Digital World With Dr Kristy Goodwin

Have you ever come face to face with a techno-tantrum when you’ve wrangled the tablet, smartphone, computer or TV away from your child? Are you worried your child is becoming addicted to technology and you feel helpless about the situation? Are you trying your best to...

Nurturing A Love Of Science In Our Children

Throughout October we’ve been talking about how we can foster a love, respect, and curiosity of the natural world in our children, and today we’re going to take it one step further. I’m joined by Sarah Rouche of Red Cat Science to hear how we, as parents and...

How and Why Children Need To Play Outdoors

When our children grow up and look back on their most treasured childhood memories, what will they remember? Will they have memories of climbing a tree as high as they’ve ever been before, or riding a bike down a hill so fast they thought they would never be able to...

How To Nurture Eco Conscious Kids

Over the next few weeks I’ll be taking a look at how we can best nurture our kids to develop a love and respect for our environment. Regardless of whether or not you have young children yourself, no doubt there are kids in your life – perhaps nieces or nephews,...

7 WAYS TO SMARTEN UP YOUR MEAT CONSUMPTION

There’s no denying that meat has been an important component of the human diet since the beginning of our existence, but modern meat production methods are having a significant impact on our environment. In previous blog posts we heard from Joel Salatin of Polyface...

What Is The Safest Kitchen Cookware And Bakeware?

Have you ever looked around your kitchen and wondered if all the containers, pots and pans are impacting your health? Maybe you’ve eaten Teflon in your stir-fry that was cooked in a wok that once upon a time was non-stick, or you’ve eaten a mouthful of melted plastic...

Is Your Self-Worth Impacting Your Profits?  

Today I want to chat to you about pricing. The sheer thought of putting a value on our products and services is enough to fill many business owners with terror. “How much do you think people will pay for this?” “Surely I can’t charge THAT much!” “Won’t people think...

Why It’s OK To Have A Week Of YES

Have you ever experienced a week where life threw you a curve-ball, everything was turned upside down and you had to put your eco principles on hold while you dealt with the situation at hand? We experienced one of these weeks recently when my father in law passed...

How To Set Up A Toxin-Free Baby Nursery

Given that newborn babies can typically sleep around 16-17 hours a day, it’s worth putting some thought into creating a natural baby nursery to ensure your baby’s sleep environment is as safe and toxin-free as possible. In this post I’ll share five steps you can take...

Are your past failures haunting you?

A few days ago I was chatting with a friend and together we brainstormed some ideas to grow her online business. This woman is smart, creative and loves to nerd out on numbers and systems. You got it, she’s a rare talent!! She is also a gun in a niche market that so...

A Biz Plan Shared is a Biz Plan Halved

Last week, while running my regular local micro biz mastermind session, I took my game-changers on a business planning journey. For most, it was the first time they'd ever put pen to paper and mapped out their vision for their business and their life. Now I wasn't...

If you Don’t Ask, you Don’t Get

Today I want to chat to you about putting yourself out there and asking for what you want. Three years ago, when brainstorming ways to boost profitability in my eco-parenting retail business, I came up with the idea to collaborate with my local Council on a cloth...

Toxin-Free Living In A Caravan

Are you keen on removing toxins from your living environment and currently live in a small space like a boat or caravan and aren’t sure which products to whittle it down to? Maybe you’re just heading away on holidays and want to know which natural products to pack...

What You Need to Know About Plastics

They’ve been linked with obesity, early adolescence, infertility and cancer and take hundreds of years, if ever to break down in our environment. I’m talking plastics and in this post I’ll share why we need to be concerned about plastics and how you can stay healthy...

Winter Home Energy Tips

Are you keen to reduce your home energy consumption (and power bills) this winter but don’t know where to start? In this post I’ll share some home energy tips to help you reduce your household’s energy consumption throughout the cooler months, without compromising...

3 Ways to Keep Food Scraps out of the Rubbish Bin

Even when you have meal planning seemingly under control, your household can still generate a fair amount of food scraps that can easily end up in the rubbish bin.   Whether it’s food scraps from peeling and topping and tailing vegetables, or scrapings from...

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