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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.

NICOLE FOSS & NICK RITAR LIVE: RESILIENCE AND LIMITS TO GROWTH

September 26, 2014

NICOLE FOSS of The Automatic Earth will share her practical views on how to prepare for the twin threats of Peak Oil and Climate Change. Nicole is solution-oriented, not fear oriented. She will give us an in-depth analysis on why we are facing the limits to growth and provide useful strategies for local communities and households on how to prepare for fossil fuel shortage and economic collapse. In her talk, Nicole will cover: Energy Return on Investment ("EROI") - The Elephant in the Room!, why localised action is worth the effort, how to prioritize local investment in the real economy, barter networks, time-banking, tool and seed libraries and gifting, Permaculture and food security and examples of how existing communities around the world are succeeding with similar strategies.

Where: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern, Sydney, NSW.
When: 5.30pm, 26th September, 2014.
Cost: $39
Click here for more info.

online-Kimi

10 tips to choose a worthy charity

Thursday, 25 September 2014

We all know that giving to charity is important, but with so many worthy charities, how can you choose? Kimi Anderson, the founder of TravelGiver, gives the best advice for sharing your hard-earned cash.

Big Pest Control

Big animal control

Thursday, 25 September 2014

While tips and tricks abound for keeping insects away from your garden naturally, keeping the larger pests away from your vegie patch poses more difficult problems. Linda Cockburn investigates the best ways to keep out the larger pests, in particular those very sneaky and clever ones – possums and birds.

Banksia Sustainability Awards 2014

Banksia Sustainability Awards 2014

Entries open until 19 September, 2014.

Nominations for the 2014 Banksia Sustainability Awards - which recognise outstanding eco contributions and achievements - are now open! The awards cover a range of areas, from sustainability leadership and environmental education to the use of clean technology. Winners will be announced in November – click here to nominate.

When: Entries close 19 September, Finalists announced 16 October, & Winners announced November, 2014.
Cost: Entry fees start at $70 for community groups. For more insight into putting together a great entry for the Banksia Awards, view this video clip on How to win a 2014 Banksia Award.
Click here for more info.

Cute-puppy

6 tips to green-up your dog

Thursday, 18 September 2014

How to fix the six main environmental disturbances affecting your dog’s skin, in the safest way.

Glen Lambert

Fix-it café

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

There’s a new hub for greenies who like to fix things – The Bower Reuse and Repair Café – and it’s an idea that’s spreading…

Simon-Sheikh

Why we should stop investing in fossil fuels

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Australia has said goodbye to a carbon price, so Simon Sheikh says our best option for climate change is to take action into our own hands by moving our personal investments out of fossil fuels.

Sadhana bowl

My raw food adventure

Monday, 15 September 2014

Inspired to try a new food regime, our intern Molly O'Neill tried a raw vegan diet for a week. It was fun, fresh, and challenging. Hear why she now believes that everyone should at least try some recipes for this delicious, healthy style of eating.

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