My journey into greener territory has got me thinking about the legacy of the gifts I give. In the past, I was focussed on the moment that the gift was opened. Not much thought was given to the fate of that gift thereafter. Now however, with a more mindful desire to keep things out of … Continue reading A terracotta hamper
It's true what they say about failure. You don't learn from success. -Dustin Hoffman For me, PFJ has been very much about the journey and not the success. I discovered that with every small achievement, came the uncomfortable realisation that my efforts were relatively flimsy in the grand anti-plastic crusade. However, while my achievements were marginal, they … Continue reading Week 4: Wrapping up Plastic-Free July
This is a week late publishing, however I feel compelled to share my progress (purely for my benefit)... Week 3 PFJ was particularly exciting because I found a compost bin! A plain conical type purchased from Bunnings: You could be forgiven for thinking it has erupted from the ground, but I had to bury its base 10cm … Continue reading Plastic-Free July: Week 3
It has come as a startling, yet encouraging revelation that my young children already know a whole lot more about composting and worm farms than I do. It makes me smile to think that all the time that they spend in the 'garden classroom' at school provides them with such a valuable utility knowledge to … Continue reading Composting
Fired up after last week's 'crash and burn' attempt at PFJ, I was eager to make amends. In all honesty, it wasn't easy. More time than usual was spent planning and buying my groceries, given the number of venues involved, however, with practice, I know I can become a much savvier shopper! What was easy: … Continue reading Plastic Free July: Week 2
I am not quite sure where I sit on the spectrum of 'green-ness', but I suspect it's closer to toxic swamp than pristine rainforest...
As the old saying goes: A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step. Let me declare that registering with Plastic-free July is that step. I have a blog called Low-Tox Life to thank for my introduction to Plastic-free July. This is slightly embarrassing given that Alexx lives in Sydney, and the now worldwide … Continue reading Plastic-Free July: Week 1