Green challenges

Green challenges

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

Man looking into fridge

Waste not, want not

Thursday, 27 November 2008

This month's challenge was sent in by G reader, Bronwyn Barker. To combat wasted food, Bronwyn challenges you to dig out the forgotten food items wallowing in the back of your cupboards and put them to good use!

Fresh food and water

The journey so far

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

It's been 3 months since I started doing the G Challenges. Some of the challenges have turned into habits for me. Have they led to a change in habits for you, or made you re-think your daily activities?

Vegetable kebabs

Learning new food habits

Monday, 17 November 2008

How will this vegetarian challenge affect my future meat-eating habits? What I've learned is leading to changes in my diet.

Fresh spring pasta

Teach yourself new food tricks

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Finding tasty new recipes can make going vego so much easier. I've got two websites to share with you and I'm looking for more suggestions...

3 tuna fish

Fishy business

Monday, 10 November 2008

Some vegetarians will make an exception and eat fish, for health reasons. Other vegetarians find that overfishing or ethical reasons are too serious a problem, and stick to eating only foods that "don't have a face".

A quick and easy explanation

Thursday, 6 November 2008

One of the downsides of choosing to eat less meat to help the environment is having to explain why to well-meaning friends and family. Sometimes it's hard to explain your reasons in a few words, without it turning into a lecture.

Sow crates

Another reason to eat less meat

Monday, 3 November 2008

The way we farm animals in Australia doesn't always keep their welfare in mind. It's an ethical reason to go vegetarian, or to become more choosy about where your meat comes from.

Healthy woman with fresh fruit and vegetables

Do your health a favour: go veg!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

People worry that their vegetarian friends will be missing out on important nutrients if they don't eat meat. But the truth is that a broad and varied vegetarian diet (that is, more than just chips and chocolate!) that includes beans, nuts, grains, seeds, fruit and vegetables is much healthier for you.

salad

Quantity is key

Monday, 27 October 2008

Our meat-eating habits create a huge environmental impact, and we don't even need to eat that much meat in the first place. About 65 to 100 grams of meat a day is all you need to get the protein and minerals you need.

mushrooms

New challenge: go vegetarian!

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Over 15% of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions for 2006 came from the agricultural sector - going vego for a month can really help reduce our environmental footprint

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