Education

Peta-LUSH

5 minutes with Peta from Lush

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

You can smell the store from the other side of a shopping centre – but how much do you know about the Lush Cosmetic store's ethos? Director Peta Granger talks us through it.

Bindi Irwin talks at Floriade, 2014

Bindi Irwin talks at Floriade, 2014

4 & 5 October, 2014

Bringing her bubbly personality to the iconic Floriade flower festival, Bindi Irwin will present six workshops at the Inspiration Hub during Family Fun Week. Inheriting her parents' passion for animals, Bindi says it is "so exciting to be part of Family Fun Week at Floriade with all my fellow Wildlife Warriors... and I'm looking forward to being a part of all the incredible activities and displays that Australia's biggest celebration of spring is famous for". Family Fun Week has a range of activities for kids, so it's the perfect opportunity to catch Bindi passing her love of nature onto the next generation.

Where: Commonwealth Park, Canberra, ACT.
When: Family Fun Week runs from 29 September to 5 October, and Bindi will be talking on 4 & 5 October.
Cost: Entry to Floriade is FREE!
Click here for more info.

National Swap Day

9 October, 2014

National Swap Day is coming up around the country! There are plenty of surprises in store and it's always a great event for introducing your friends to the concept. Bring up to six items that are seasonally appropriate, clean, and free from noticeable faults to swap on the night. If you haven't been to a swap before or need a reminder about how things work, check out these tips for swap events.

Where: Events around Australia!
When: Between 6pm - 8pm, Thursday 9 October, 2014.
Cost: Various.
Click here for more info about a swap in your area!

Where Song Began

Ornithologist's dream

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Discover just how unique Australian birds are, in this new book by biologist Tim Low.

business-better

Better business

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Big business has a bad name. But the growing movement of conscious capitalism proves that there is another way.

Takeaway

Can takeaway be healthy and sustainable?

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Four tips for choosing healthier, more sustainable meals on the go.

glass-frog

Why the frogs went quiet

Thursday, 2 October 2014

How turning off your light might just save frogs from extinction in South America.

RMIT

Enhancing the sustainability of cities

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A new five-year agreement between the United Nations Global Compact and RMIT University in Melbourne will boost efforts to tackle the challenges of urban living in cities around the world.

Blue Mountains Festival of Walking 2014

Blue Mountains Festival of Walking 2014

20 September – 19 October, 2014

Strap on your boots, take a deep breath of fresh air and step into the month-long Festival of Walking in the Greater Blue Mountains, NSW. Ranging from self-guided street walks to fully-supported wilderness hikes, the series of events caters to nature-lovers of all ages and fitness levels. Explore the one-million-hectare World Heritage Area on an Eco Walk to the Three Sisters, a hike through the Glow Worm Tunnel or a trip to Katoomba to experience the Slow Food movement. You can also learn about the stunning local flora and fauna and the importance of protecting this remarkably pristine wilderness. It’s the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience a generous dose of the rugged Australian outdoors. The Festival of Walking is a celebration of the beauty of nature, the health and wellbeing benefits of getting outside and walking, an acknowledgement of Aboriginal culture and homage to the heritage and conservation of this special region.

Click through for more details and to see a gorgeous gallery of photos of walking in the area.

Natural-remedies

Natural remedies: colds & flu

Friday, 26 September 2014

The change of seasons means it's time to work on your encylopedic knowledge of colds and flu with natural remedy expert, Mim Beim.

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