Category Archives: Sustainable living

I’m An ‘Eco’ Hoarder

Oh this great post on I’m An ‘Eco’ Hoarder made me think of the multiple bags of clothes I’m donating to the charity shop.

We’ve just gone through the expose of what has been happening to our recyclables here in Ballarat.  Now I wonder how much of the clean recycles I put out, ends up as landfill.

Recycle, Reuse, and Imagine!

assorted plastic bottles

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In a world that seems to use plastics and abandon them to future generations, this post on how to recycle and reuse everyday items was a balm to my fretful mind.

14 Days to Zero Waste

This great article and blog, will help you reduce your waste and get you thinking of other small ways you can help the planet.

How will you prepare for the future?

the future is knocking

For inspiration and ideas please go to the Zero-Waste Chef.

Plant a Tree today

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today.” A Chinese proverb.

flight landscape nature sky

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No waste in 2019

I promise to try to achieve the following:

Refuse what you do not need,
Reduce what you do need,
Reuse what you consume,
Recycle what you cannot Refuse, Reduce or Reuse,
and Rot (Compost) the rest.

Thanks to No Waste Ballarat for these steps.

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.

 

 

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.

bone&silver

True tales over 50

Nerdy Book Club

A community of readers

BookDragon

Books for the Diverse Reader

Pernille Ripp

Teacher. Author. Creator. Speaker. Mom.

Sarah Park Dahlen, Ph.D.

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Mr. Library Dude

Academic librarian with 15+ years of experience. Passionate about lifelong learning and student success. Interested in user experience and organizational leadership. For me, being a librarian has never been about the books--it's about the people!

Read... Write... Talk...

Reading, Writing, Sharing is what its all about!

Library returners

A site for those returning to librarianship after a career break

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Entertainment Website Covering Comics Media News, Interviews and Reviews

Big City Bookworm

Book reviews from under the city lights.

Infopro Tasha

Watch as I transition from 'librarian' to 'information professional'

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Children's Books Reviewed

All Things Ahsoka

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the second hand city

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Lee & Low Blog

Exploring Children's Books Through the Lens of Diversity

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future tense

missshipp

Bringing Aboriginal perspectives into English education

Whispering Gums

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

BoomingOn

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Simon's Space

Imagination and discovery, fiction, thought and art.

Playfully Grownup Home

Because Fun Keeps You Young!

in the garden

from the newstead community garden

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.

The Australian Legend

The Independent Woman and the myth of the Australian bushman

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog

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

The YA Room

Melbourne

A Cosy Reading Blog

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Australian Haiku Society

haikuoz - the enjoyment of haiku

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.

CrazyQuiltEdi

Crazy quilts are unique and innovative quilts created from scraps of material. They're crafted from odd pieces that don't always match or fit together without the work of an artist. My hope is for a world that values this unique artwork. I blog to make IPOC authors and their works more accessible, to make all the pieces fit together.

thrivalinternational

Humanising! Indigenising! Decolonising! Thriving

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Ta-Nehisi Coates | The Atlantic

Thoughts, Ideas and so much more

This is Lit

Books, sass, and shenanigans.

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/

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