Living with less

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Does your stuff own you, rather than the other way around? Reduce clutter and buy less for a healthier and happier life.


Making green mainstream

Monday, 26 November 2012

There’s something wrong with eco products on the market. Jon Dee says we shouldn’t have green products or choices, but that we should be greening up the entire market instead.

Clear home, clear mind

Friday, 13 January 2012

Do we really need so much 'stuff'? Perhaps it's time to look at whether having less could actually mean being happier.

Sust Consump

Can Consumption Become Sustainable?

24 January

While most people say they are concerned about sustainability issues and want to live sustainable lifestyles, there is still a gap between good intentions and taking action. Sydney Festival is joining forces with Unilever to present a lively and thought-provoking panel discussion with international and national panellists to debate the topic Can Consumption Become Sustainable?, asking if adopting sustainable practices can improve lifestyles in cities and our greater world. The discussion will be chaired by broadcaster, author and comedian Adam Spencer.

Where: City Recital Hall Angel Place, Sydney, NSW.
When: 6:30pm, Tuesday 24 January, 2012.
Cost: Admission is free, but bookings are essential.
Click here for more information.

Buy Nothing New Month

Buy Nothing New Month

1 - 31 October, 2011

Buy Nothing New is not about going without, nor is it Buy Nothing New Never. It’s about taking October to reassess what we really need, think about where the stuff we buy comes from (finite resources), where it goes (landfill), and what our alternatives are. It is about conscientious consumption and by not spending on stuff we don’t need, increasing our savings for the things we do need. Obviously, you'll need to buy necessities such as groceries, medication and hygiene products - just steer clear of new items such as CDs, home décor, presents or luxury goods. Pledge to Buy Nothing New during October and challenge overconsumption.

Where: Australia-wide.
When: 1 - 31 October, 2011.
Cost: Free to participate, and you'll save time and money too!
Click here for more information.


The end of shopping

Friday, 10 June 2011

The global economy is operating at about 150 per cent of capacity. Does it mean the end of shopping and consumerism? Are we witnessing end of the economic order and the beginning of a new one? Will business models have to change?

Water footprint

Saving water: what's the next step?

Sunday, 6 June 2010

So we've got water-efficient appliances and we're reusing rainwater and greywater - but what else can we do to save such a precious resource? You might be surprised...

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