Green challenges

Green challenges

Thinking global and acting local, Julie Grundy takes on any challenge we throw at her.

Pizza

5 vegetarian ways to use up food

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Many world cuisines have recipes designed to use up leftovers. I've found some that will also help you get in a day of vegetarian eating as well.

Solar-powered bus

New public transport trials

Saturday, 15 August 2009

It's been a little while since we did the car-free once-a-week challenge, and the good news is that there's some new options if you're living in Melbourne or Adelaide.

Seas of packaging

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Can we clean the oceans? Or stop the trash at the source: us?

Shopping for fresh food

Nude food: good for me, good for the planet

Thursday, 6 August 2009

I should have been tracking my weight while I was doing this challenge! All my usual chocolates and softdrinks are bad for my waistline as well as creating extra landfill. The time spent cooking from scratch wasn't all that much longer than using packaged food either.

Individually-wrapped bananas

Over-processed food leads to more packaging

Friday, 31 July 2009

Some foods create a 'need' for packaging that didn't exist before: single serves of peanut paste? self-heating, pre-mixed coffee? I really think we can do without them.

Chocolate cake

Nude food on the weekend

Friday, 31 July 2009

Nude food is a challenge, but I'm finding it satisfying to try - my most recent attempt was a Sunday spent at home.

Lunchbox

Zero waste on-the-go

Thursday, 23 July 2009

One of the ways you can get closer to the nude food ideal is to look at what reuseable items you've got around the house, ready and waiting to help you out on the days you're eating away from home.

Sandwich in paper wrapper

Day 2: Lunch dilemmas

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Reduce, reuse, recycle - if I can't avoid packaging, how will I dispose of it?

PET bottles in trashcan

Recycling message not getting through

Saturday, 11 July 2009

With 743,000 tonnes of drink containers in our landfill each year, you just know that the recycling message isn't getting through.

Decision time: breakfast packaging

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we're told. It was certainly the most difficult for me, as I stood there sleepily trying to make a decision about packaging types.

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