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Making A Big Deal About Microplastics

Making A Big Deal About Microplastics

Microplastics are a big deal. Research suggests that these tiny pieces of plastic are now present in the ocean, soil, and animals. So what are they, why do they matter and what you can do to help.

Composting 101: A simple guide to composting at home

Composting 101: A simple guide to composting at home

Composting is a cheap and clever way to use your organic food waste for something good, while doing your bit for the environment. And even though it is known as ‘black gold’ for to gardeners, you don’t need to be a gardening pro to start composting your waste.

What happens in an insect hotel?

What happens in an insect hotel?

One of the best ways to maintain a chemical-free and lush garden is to encourage what are known as 'good bugs' and insects to thrive. By good bugs we’re talking about the predatory insects that eat the 'bad bugs' - thereby doing your garden pest control for you. And of course, we also mean the pollinating insects, without which our food supply chain would be in serious trouble.

Sydney’s B&B Highway: A Solution to Insect Decline

Sydney’s B&B Highway: A Solution to Insect Decline

How FoodFaith is creating a route filled with flowers to protect endangered pollinators vital to our food production.

It’s no secret that the world’s pollinators, particularly bees, are dying off in alarming numbers, but sometimes it’s worth remembering what’s at stake beyond just a great pairing for cheese and a topping for biscuits.

Bee in the Know: How to Find the Right Honey

Bee in the Know: How to Find the Right Honey

Honey is a beautiful product that humans have enjoyed for centuries. It’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties provide many health benefits including brain functioning and wound healing. However, recently there has been some media coverage on ‘fake’ honey, referring to honey which has been mixed with sugar syrups such as sugar cane, corn or rice. Take a read to find out what to look for when buying honey or if you want to get started beekeeping yourself.

A Way to Zero Waste Part 3: @the Supermarket

A Way to Zero Waste Part 3: @the Supermarket

Without further ado, here is part three of our mini guide series on going zero-waste! We aim to refresh your memory, and most importantly give that nudge to actually implement these habits into your daily lives. Last but not least, here are our tips & tricks for going zero waste at the supermarket.

A Way to Zero Waste Part 2: @Eating Out

A Way to Zero Waste Part 2: @Eating Out

So, here is part two of our mini guide series on going zero-waste! We aim to refresh your memory, and most importantly give a nudge to actually implement these habits into your daily lives. Here are our tips & tricks for zero waste whilst eating out.

A Way to Zero Waste Part 1: @Home

A Way to Zero Waste Part 1: @Home

So, here is our three-part guide on going zero-waste to refresh your memory! And most importantly, on how to actually implement these habits into your daily lives. Let’s review. Starting with . . . the household!

The Secret Life of Beans: Drinking & Buying Coffee Sustainably

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The Secret Life of Beans: Drinking & Buying Coffee Sustainably

Coffee, coffee, coffee. The lifeblood that runs through the veins of the city. And most of mine. The always accessible IV-drip of flat whites and cappuccinos in Sydney has gripped hold of us with a vengeance, and will not be letting go.

But like all good material pleasures, it doesn’t miraculously appear and then vanish without a trace. We all know that coffee beans come from somewhere, and they go somewhere. I’m not talking about the sweet caffeine molecules binding to your adenosine receptors – I mean the used-up grounds. As the byproducts of things we love continue to clutter our bins (and sabotage any ill-fated attempts at minimalism), it’s important to know where we’re getting them from and what to do with the remains.

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Celebrating Sustainably - A Jolly Green X-Mas

Celebrating Sustainably - A Jolly Green X-Mas

When everything around you leaves you heady with a festive anticipation it’s difficult not to get carried away. Eat, drink, be merry, and shop til’ you drop seems to be the theme of the season. But whether you are ready for a white Christmas or are all set to celebrate it the beach, BBQ, and beer way like in Australia, make sure to keep it green as well. Have an eco-conscious yuletide and celebrate without making the Earth suffer.

Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery - A Q&A with Australian editor Jill Dupleix

Truth, Love & Clean Cutlery - A Q&A with Australian editor Jill Dupleix

Truth, Love, & Clean Cutlery: A Guide to the Truly Good Restaurants and Food Experiences of Australia is part of a world first guide series to ethical and sustainable restaurants. Edited by renowned Australian food writer Jill Dupleix, each experience within promises to be not only delicious - but good for the conscience.

Celebrating Sustainably - Green Lantern for Diwali

Celebrating Sustainably - Green Lantern for Diwali

Billions of households across the world are abuzz with activity and excitement. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is just around the corner. And so are the elaborate preparations: shopping for new clothes, preparing sweets and savouries for family and friends, spring cleaning the house, and planning for all the fun and frolic this festival entails. But how can we celebrate more sustainably? Read on to find out.

Larder Love - Dehydrating for your Larder

Larder Love - Dehydrating for your Larder

The modern fridge may have spelt doom for the traditional kitchen larder for countless decades, but many of us now find ourselves seeking out the simple creative food legacies of the old-fashioned larder. In our series on Larder Love we hope you discover along your own journey.

Following on from our article on the Ancient Art of Pickling we brought you last month, we thought we’d step back in time to the historical food preservation method of dehydration.

Breaking Bread with FoodFaith & Good Food Month

Breaking Bread with FoodFaith & Good Food Month

On Tuesday October 9th, from 12 - 2pm, FoodFaith was proud to host Breaking bread - The Panel with the help of Good Food Month at Hyde Park Palms in Sydney’s Hyde Park.

The discussion, featuring a diverse panel of experts and a special video message from Indigenous historian Professor Bruce Pascoe, was an interesting and incredibly important discourse on bread, one of our first staple foods.

Feature Plant Friday - Kangaroo Wheat Grass

Feature Plant Friday - Kangaroo Wheat Grass

As one of the 150 documented species of native grasses in Australia, kangaroo grass has been a key crop for Indigenous and broader Australian agriculture for thousands of years and is one of the most widely distributed grasses in the country!

How to be Label Conscious: Choosing Sustainable Certifications Made Easy

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How to be Label Conscious: Choosing Sustainable Certifications Made Easy

In today’s increasingly savvy society, consumers are becoming more aware that the products we purchase not only contribute to the wellbeing of us as individuals but to the wellbeing of the wider community and to the global environment. To get on board with the myriad of product labels out there, let’s take a closer look at some certifications you will come across in the Australian retail landscape.

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Celebrating Sustainably - A Sweet & Green Rosh Hashanah

Celebrating Sustainably - A Sweet & Green Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year starts on September 9 and is to be celebrated until sundown on September 11, this year. An opportunity for good food and fun with family and friends, this festival also is a time for looking inwards -- to reflect upon your actions over the past year and seek tshuva (repentance) and forgiveness for any wrongdoings. Let the noise of the shofar be loud enough to wake you up to a more conscientious and sustainable way of life with our suggestions below.

Celebrating Sustainably - A Green Day for Dad

Celebrating Sustainably - A Green Day for Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner. And if like every year you are going eeny, meeny, miny, mo between wallet, shaving kit, perfume, tie, or “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug as a gift for your dad, do your old man a favour. Stop right there. He might not tell it to your face but all he wants is “not” to get one of those gifts, for a change. Keep reading for some of our top tips and ideas.

Synergy's New Greenwall - Up & Growing

Synergy's New Greenwall - Up & Growing

FoodFaith and The Greenwall Company, supported by Lane Cove Council had a wonderful time building the new greenwall for the Synergy Youth Centre on July 7th, 2018.

In a wonderful show of community support, parents and youth who attend the centre as well as a Lane Cove locals joined forces to be build the wall as part of the Plastic Free July celebrations.