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Living Lightly articles

Living Lightly is a collection of local stories about sustainable living.
The column commenced in 2012 and until 2023 was published in the Border Mail newspaper each week.

The content is community sourced – groups, organisations and individuals have written and contributed each of these informative and entertaining articles – all overseen by a local volunteer coordinator.
We are currently considering a monthly schedule for articles, stay tuned as we explore this option.

Here you can browse and search previous articles or subscribe to receive an email each time an article is published.

The Living Lightly coordinator is always keen to receive articles! Use the link below to find out how you can submit an article for the column.

With a big thank you to all the Living Lightly authors for contributing to this wonderful collection of articles.


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A local love story to watch

By Jonathon Howard Spring is close to breaking free from winter and soon some remarkable moves will take place. Moving can be the ultimate gesture of love:  it shows a

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Beware Garden Escapees!

By Joanne Millar, Kiewa Catchment Landcare Network If you regularly walk through forest reserves around the Border region, you may notice familiar plants from house gardens. Over the years, these

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The Importance of Trees

By Jonathon Howard Our native plants and animals work at different time scales. I know time can be measured using standardised units- but the reality is it is a subjective

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The distinctive Bandy Bandy

By Merlin Tzaros – age 13, who has had a keen interest in nature, especially reptiles, for several years The Bandy Bandy is a predatory snake that sits one step

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Exclusively indigenous local garden

By Lizette Salmon, Gardens for Wildlife Albury-Wodonga Project Officer for Wodonga Urban Landcare Network I’ve had the privilege of visiting many wonderful habitat gardens across Albury-Wodonga, but to date I’ve only

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To burn or not to burn

By Alan Hewett We are well into autumn and the period when prescribed or hazard reduction burning takes place. This entails the deliberate lighting of fires under controlled conditions to

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Painted Button-quail

By Ian Davidson and Chris Tzaros – Wangaratta Landcare & Sustainability When birdwatching in bushland areas, our attention is often drawn to species that occur in the trees and shrubs,

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