sustainable living

Five stars for the City’s apartment sustainability plan

Friday, 21 August 2015

The City of Sydney has received strong community support for the residential apartments sustainability plan which outlines ways to reduce the environmental impact of apartment living.


Poo power!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

A great new idea can help Australian pet owners live more sustainably by using their pet's poo to power park lights.

Aymeric Maudous

EcoXpo hero

Thursday, 27 November 2014

How and why Aymeric Maudous founded the EcoXpo event.

Edible Gardens in Small Spaces

Edible Gardens in Small Spaces

22 November, 2014

Join to learn how to make the most of small spaces for gardening. Cover what potting mix to use, what pots to choose, and what plants will thrive. For more details, and to book in, contact Yolande Presland, Sustainability Education Officer on (02) 9936 8314,

Where: Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, Waverton, NSW.
When: 2pm – 4pm, Saturday 22 November, 2014.
Cost: Free.
Click here for more info.

James' tiny house built from recycled materials.

Tiny house, big impact

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The thought of living in a really tiny, movable house may be daunting to some, but it offers impressive eco-credentials and brings great simplicity to your life. Especially when they're made with reclaimed materials, like this one is.

Sustainable House Day 2014

Sustainable House Day 2014

7 & 14 September, 2014

Snoop around other people's homes as they throw open their front doors for Sustainable House Day. Owners of environmentally healthy homes will be showcasing the hard work they have put into designing, building and managing their houses to help educate and inspire others to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. Learn about sustainable activities that can be put into practice in your own home and everyday lifestyle and get tips on how to reduce the environmental impact of your home. Perhaps you'll be inspired to open your own doors at the next Sustainable House Day!

Where: Locations across Australia.
When: Between 10am - 4pm, Sunday 7 September and Sunday 14 September, 2014.
Cost: Entry to the houses is free.
Click here for more info.

The sustainable living festival

Coffs Harbour sustainable living festival

3 – 9 November, 2013
The sustainable living festival is a celebration of all things sustainable. The festival offers workshops, presentations, performances, stalls, open days, food, children’s activities and art to inspire eco friendly living.

Where: Coffs Harbour, NSW.
When: 3 – 9 November, 2013.
Cost: Free.
Click here for more information.

Hulbert St Perth

Hulbert St Perth

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

A quiet suburban cul-de-sac community sharing healthy, sustainable lifestyles.


Forage, grow, feast

Monday, 11 March 2013

Living in a converted old school house in country Victoria, Rohan Anderson of the blog – and now book – Whole Larder Love, is a pillar of self-sustainability and a simple food system. Here he shares some of his recipes and thoughts.

Theatre of Ideas

Theatre of Ideas at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

10 March, 2013

Theatre of Ideas will be just one of the exciting events the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will present. Come along as three inspirational minds of the culinary world, Matthew Evans, Magnus Nilsson and Michael Stadtlander, as they discuss and explore ways to shape the world – and the earth – as we know it.
All living off their farms, Matthew, Magnus and Michael will bring the knowledge and experience from their kitchens and gardens to the stage to tackle the question: how are we going to feed ourselves in the decades to come? Focusing on food traditions and sustainability, each presenter will give their own take on preserving the earth and its bounty, delving into such questions as why should we reduce our meat intake and why the chef/farmer relationship is so important.

Where: Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, Vic.
When: 2-5pm, Sunday March 10, 2013.
Click here for more information.

For your chance to WIN a double pass to Theatre of Ideas at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival(worth $130), email before the 28th of February telling us why you'd like to know more about growing your own food.

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