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.
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.
This great article and blog, will help you reduce your waste and get you thinking of other small ways you can help the planet.
For inspiration and ideas please go to the Zero-Waste Chef.
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today.” A Chinese proverb.
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 “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.
“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.”
Q&A session at the Toronto International Film Festival
(for his upcoming film, the public)
This quote is exactly at the 3-minute mark:
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.
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.