Category Archives: Sustainable living

Sharewaste

Sharewaste connects people who wish to recycle their kitchen scraps with their neighbours who are already composting, worm-farming or keep chickens. Now you can divert waste from landfill while getting to know the people around you!“. 

Free and easy to use, this website enables you to sign up to receive scraps (and yes you can specify what scraps you do or don’t want to receive) or browse the map and choose a scrap receiver you can offer your scraps to.

Together we can change the world – one small step at a time.

 

 

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Why Libraries Matter – Emilio Estevez

“The intersectionality of some of the most challenging issues of our day—climate change, homelessness, mental illness, opioid addiction, the dismantling of our civil and constitutional rights, racism and class division—all connect and collide under the roof of your local public library. It is why libraries matter. It is why librarians have become de facto social workers, first responders and the unsung heroes of our day.”

Emilio Estevez
Q&A session at the Toronto International Film Festival
(for his upcoming film, the public)
This quote is exactly at the 3-minute mark:
Libraries Matter

Australia will change when warming hits 1.5C

Please read this story. It  is a hypothetical scenario, based on data from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report: Global Warming of 1.5°C, an IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty Summary for Policymakers, released on October 8, 2018, Incheon, Korea, pending copyediting ahead of the full report’s publication in December. A draft of the full report was made available to governments in June 2018.

Sunscreen is killing our coral reefs

A well researched and thought provoking post from the Gaia journal on why Sunscreen is killing our coral reefs.

I for one will be choosing my sunscreen more carefully.

DE-COLONISE your diet with thrivalinternational

DE-COLONISE: We discovered this indigenous Decolonise your diet podcast via Milkwood connect recently, and it’s a great.

If you want to make a difference, and you think Australia should be a land of diversity then please go listen to this fantastic podcast.

No more Plastics – Greenpeace USA takes a stand

Annie Leonard Executive Director, Greenpeace USA has this to say on why we need to take action now!

What if I told you that every minute of every day, the equivalent of one garbage truck load of plastic is dumped into the sea? I imagine you’d be pretty shocked. Well, from bottles to soda rings, plastics are entering landfills, and flowing into our oceans — where they are out of sight and out of mind for those making a quick profit from products wrapped in plastic. Plastics don’t decompose or go away. When they enter our oceans, they fragment into tinier pieces called microplastics that pollute the food chain and kill marine life.
We can no longer tolerate this cycle of destruction for so-called “convenience.” Please add your name to the growing movement around the world saying “ENOUGH.” Sign our petition demanding that the CEOs of seven of the largest producers of single-use plastics take responsibility for their products.
Together we can reject the tired story from companies that a throw-away lifestyle is the only way — it’s not! We must demand an end to corporate plastic pollution by convincing executives at Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and others that we no longer want products made with single-use plastic packaging.
Sign our petition today and help us fight back against corporate polluters.
No matter how hard we try to clean up plastic pollution, the scale of the problem is impossible to tackle with beach cleanups and recycling alone. Until we change corporate practices to stop plastic production at the source, plastic will keep ending up in the ocean. Take action and tell these companies to do their part.
I believe that this is the year that things begin to change. Join this global campaign; I promise you, it’s the beginning of the end of single-use plastics.
We’re all in this together. We’ve only got one planet. Please help keep it safe.

For a plastic-free future,

Annie Leonard
Executive Director, Greenpeace USA

High School is hard enough without being homeless

The janitor of plenty. Carolyn Collins does much more than sweep, clean, polish, and remove trash at Tucker High School outside Atlanta, Georgia. She helps many of the school’s students by providing them with items they might need, from food, clothing and shampoo to school supplies. She stocks these items in a “giving closet,” spending hundreds of dollars a month.

What could you do to help?

 

 

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Lee & Low Blog

Exploring Children's Books Through the Lens of Diversity

jude-marie green

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missshipp

Bringing Aboriginal perspectives into English education

Whispering Gums

Books, reading and anything else that comes to mind...with an Australian focus

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Planet Simon

Creating worlds in word and art and exploring the universe in which we exist.

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Because Fun Keeps You Young!

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Ben@Earth

Thoughts on international relations, environment, society and self with Benjamin Habib, PhD

My Book Corner

A treasure trove of beautiful children’s literature for you to discover.

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For lovers of Australian and New Zealand literary fiction; Ambassador for Australian literature

The YA Room

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A Cosy Reading Blog

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Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog

This is a writer's blog for authors, business people, creative people, freelancers, journalists, publishers, and poets. They will learn the ins and outs of writing for publication. Both beginning and experienced writers will profit from it.

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Crazy quilts are unique and innovative quilts created from scraps of materials. This expresses my hope for young people.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

This is Lit

Book Blog

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Musings of an emerging information professional

Sarah Cawkwell's Blog

"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense." -- Tom Clancy

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Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

sengaw.wordpress.com/

Life in the Information World

Mother Jones

Smart, fearless journalism

Librarian Lisa

school library consultant

ginaseymour

nurturing the compassionate maker, the reluctant reader, and embracing #librarylife

Australian Aboriginal Languages Student Blog

A place to share anything at all that's interesting and related to the languages of Australia. WARNING: We wish to advise that this blog may contain names, voices and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have passed away. We strongly urge readers to exercise caution when viewing the blog so as to avoid distress.

I am Jessica

A student's attempt at environmentalism.

cityhippyfarmgirl

simple connected living, city style

Fitkonek

Fitness Community

L-B the Librarian

Use your library

Imogen Crest

Creative Artist - Time Travelling Nature Hermit - Soul Food Cafe

Cybils Awards

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

jolowimpact

moneyless low impact living