Month: August 2019

How we reduced our rubbish in the last 12 months

How we reduced our rubbish in the last 12 months

Challenging ourselves to reduce the rubbish we send to landfill A couple of years ago, we decided to seriously reduce our rubbish. We wondered how low we could realistically get it down to, whilst still living a pretty ‘normal’ family life. We started from a 

Top 10 good reasons to grow vegetables in your garden

Top 10 good reasons to grow vegetables in your garden

Ten good reasons to grow summer vegetables It’s that time of year in New Zealand that I start to plan what vegetables I am going to grow in my garden in the coming spring and summer. Today, I was snug indoors, sitting at my laptop 

Can small changes make a difference to our environment?

Can small changes make a difference to our environment?

Are individual actions making a difference? Since I’ve started talking more about living a more environmentally friendly and low waste lifestyle, I have noticed I get three main reactions: “Good on you – tell me more, and let me tell you about my ideas too”, 

Bread without plastic packaging – my Plastic Free July 2019 Challenge

Bread without plastic packaging – my Plastic Free July 2019 Challenge

Bread without plastic packaging – a challenge for many For Plastic Free July, I decided to challenge myself to reduce one of the sources of plastic in our house – bread in plastic bags. I decided to try the following ideas: Buy bread in paper