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Plastic Free July

| At home, At work, community, waste

By Wendy Baker, Benalla Sustainable Futures Group Plastic Free July is an international initiative developed by a Perth council to raise awareness of the amount of plastic in our lives. The challenge is to refuse single use plastic during July. Some of you may think it is too difficult to stop using plastic. It is. Plastic …

Plastic consumption

| At home, At work, food, nature, waste

By Tess Middleton, Fin Free Albury Wodonga In 2050 the ocean will have more plastic than fish. This statement may seem unbelievable but sadly it is true if current trends continue. Did you know that the amount of plastic thrown away every year is enough to circle the earth four times!! There is currently 5.25 …

Living Simply

| At home, At work, community, money matters, nature, waste

By Stacey Rich, PhD candidate at La Trobe University  One loaf of bread changed the direction of my life. That’s not the whole truth. It was a loaf of bread and a jar of jam. The bread and the jam were both made by me, with yeast caught from the air in our kitchen, and berries my …

Albury Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival 2016

| At home, At work, community, energy, food, garden, health, money matters, nature, waste

 By Amber Rodd,  Energy & Sustainability Officer, AlburyCity This year’s Albury Wodonga Sustainable Living Festival is better than ever with a new, improved and extended format. Our month-long program covers all of November and includes more than fifty events, from workshops, talks and films through to markets, exhibits and tours. Green thumbs will love our …

Deepwater Horizon: Beyond the Hollywood Movie

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By Chris Halburd, B Lab Europe Advisory Board Member and Solicitor at Skinner & Associates The advertising for the new film “Deepwater Horizon” got me thinking, not of the event itself but rather of the ideology which is so deeply connected with it. For that I need to go back to 2012 when I was …

A Menu in the Making

| At work, food, health

By Megan Hunt, Health Promotion Coordinator at Gateway Health The Wodonga Healthy Catering Guide is here and ready for you and your workplace to use. The guide is a real menu in the making in taking initiative to encourage healthy eating behaviours in the workplace and in our community. The guide, developed by Healthy Together …

Mums group encourages sustainability

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By Cath Newell, Consultant to Sustainability Victoria Top winner of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards in 2015, a group of caring parents known as St Kilda Mums, Geelong Mums and Eureka (Ballarat) Mums, is now encouraging other sustainability groups to enter the 2016 Premier’s Sustainability Awards to celebrate their work. The group was acknowledged last year …

A different way to do business

| At work, community, money matters

By Chris Halburd, B Lab Europe Advisory Board Member and Solicitor at Skinner & Associates In the aftermath of the global financial crisis and with a maturing understanding of the interaction between humanity and the planet there has been a growing acknowledgment that business as usual is no longer a realistic long-term option. This has resulted in …

Getting Around Cities

| At home, At work, energy, fitness, transport

By Sue Brunskill, Teacher, National Environment Centre, and member of Wooragee Landcare I have just had a weekend in Melbourne and my friend and I hired a bike- $45 each for two days hire including helmet and bike chain. We left from the city and rode out to Williamstown on great bike paths along the …

Rethink your reuse and recycling

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By Zara Barlow, age 14, Albury As a society we throw away way too many things. Australians produce over eighteen million tonnes of waste every year. On average each Australian discards 330 kilograms of paper, 552 aluminium cans, 118 kilograms of plastic, 74 kilograms metals, 414 kilograms food and 206 glass bottles and jars. So much …