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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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Knitting Nannas for Renewables

By Jen Huber, Albury Wodonga Knitting Nannas for Renewables Albury Wodonga Knitting Nannas for Renewables are a group of grandmothers who want the best for our kids and grandkids, as we

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Eastern Blue-tongue

By Merlin Tzaros, Wangaratta – age 13, who has had a keen interest in nature, especially reptiles, for several years. One of the most iconic, well-known, and likeable reptiles in

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Safeguard our climate

By Lizette Salmon, Wodonga Albury Towards Climate Health (WATCH) Suppose you offer your teenage son a chance to avoid cleaning his room by reducing his pocket money from $10.00 to

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Australian Reed-Warbler

By Ian Davidson and Chris Tzaros – Wangaratta Landcare & Sustainability The Australian Reed-Warbler is more often heard than seen, but can be observed at times climbing amongst reeds and

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Feeding native wildlife

By Alan Hewett We have all seen the delight of children feeding bread to ducks! How many of us have thrown chips to seagulls at the beach and watched the

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The Mysterious Koel

By Jonathon Howard  It’s normal for folks living along the coast of NSW to hear the sound of the Koels in Spring when they arrive from their wintering grounds further

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Common Bronzewing

By Ian Davidson and Chris Tzaros – Wangaratta Landcare & Sustainability The Common Bronzewing is a shy native pigeon that rarely allows the observer a close approach. If startled, they

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Protesting to save the planet

By Alan Hewett Sixty-five million years ago an asteroid struck the earth causing such wide-spread destruction that the dinosaurs became extinct. What would happen if a similar sized asteroid was

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At one with nature?

By Alan Hewett Living with nature can be both a pleasure and a challenge. At the moment in the very early hours we are waking up to the loud, repetitive

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Yellow-tufted Honeyeater by Chris Tzaros (Bush Birds and Beyond).

Yellow-tufted honeyeater

By Ian Davidson and Chris Tzaros – Wangaratta Landcare & Sustainability The Yellow-tufted Honeyeater is a visually striking bird. It has an olive-yellow head and broad black mask that extends

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