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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

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.

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.

A Safe Space to Dream - A Profile for International Youth Day

A Safe Space to Dream - A Profile for International Youth Day

Celebrated on August 12 every year, the day was designated by the United Nations in 1999 to raise awareness of the hardships facing the young men and women all across the globe and to honour their role as essential partners in change. Since then, a theme is selected every year and the day is marked with celebrations around that theme the world over. This year we profile Anastasia Volkova, a Ukraine-born PhD student at the University of Sydney and CEO of FluroSat. Read on to find out more.

Three Simple Ways to Benefit the Planet with Your Food Choices

Three Simple Ways to Benefit the Planet with Your Food Choices

Some people get fearful when they hear the word sustainability, feeling that it’s too difficult, costly, and requires too much time. However, as we've shown in lots of previous articles, living sustainably doesn’t require huge amounts of money or even extreme diet changes, it simply requires a person to make small decisions to impact the planet in a meaningful way.


Permaculture Part #2: The Right "Course"!

Permaculture Part #2: The Right "Course"!

Take heart, you are not alone and you don’t have to do it all on your own. A global movement, called Permaculture, has been at the fore-front of bringing about this change. It is a fast-growing community of thousands of individuals dedicated to leading environmentally conscious lives, while helping others to take the green plunge.

Environmental Sustainability Initiatives: Adeliade

Environmental Sustainability Initiatives: Adeliade

When it comes to environmental sustainability, Adelaide is a small city with some big plans. Aspiring to be the world’s first carbon neutral city, this small town in South Australia is leading the way to environmental change.

Want to Go Green? Try Permaculture!

Want to Go Green? Try Permaculture!

Yes, permaculture it is. The answer to all your environmentally-conscious existential worries. This is one word that sums up all activities you can take up to not only reduce your own ecological footprint, but also to help create sustainable human environments.

World Environment Day - Beat Plastic Pollution

World Environment Day - Beat Plastic Pollution

World Environment Day will take place on the 5th of June 2018 and is the UN’s most important day for raising awareness and encouraging worldwide action for the protection of our planet. Since it began in 1974 it has become a global campaign that is celebrated in over 100 countries.

Environmental Sustainability Initiatives: Melbourne

Environmental Sustainability Initiatives: Melbourne

Last month we featured some of the fantastic environmental sustainability initiatives taking place around Sydney and this month we’re putting the spotlight on our neighbours (and rivals!) in the city of Melbourne.   From the banks of the beautiful Yarra to its beaches, parks and treelined streets, Melbourne is a beautiful city with many projects taking place to protect its unique urban and natural environment.

5 Secrets to A Successful Community Garden

5 Secrets to A Successful Community Garden

Roughly 374 kilometres south of Sydney, close to Twofold Bay, is the Garden of Eden.   St. George’s Uniting Church set up the native garden in 2006 to enrich the community life in Eden NSW, a coastal town famous for its once legendary pod of killer whales. Today Eden is home not only to a thriving whale watching industry but also to an award-winning community garden where locals grow organic produce, attend permaculture workshops and hold movie nights.

Celebrating Sustainably - Happy Mother's Day Mother Nature!

Celebrating Sustainably - Happy Mother's Day Mother Nature!

Cards, gifts, exotic flowers, a Mother’s Day brunch at her favourite café. You have chalked out the perfect plan to make this day special for your mum. But haven’t you been doing the same things since forever? Why not try something new and make it truly special this year? As you set out to celebrate Mother’s Day on 13th May, do something that’s not just good for your mum but Mother Nature, too.

Environmental Sustainability Initiatives: Sydney

Environmental Sustainability Initiatives: Sydney

As the global community responds to increasing climate change and limited natural resources, the Sustainability sector has been identified as one of the fastest growing industries worldwide.  But what exactly is Sustainability?  Put simply it is a way of thinking about the environment in terms of the amount and types of resources we use as a community.   This involves thinking about how we can all take measures to conserve energy, save water, recycle and waste.

Whether you’re a passionate conservationist or a concerned individual there are so many outlets to support environmental sustainability in your community.

Celebrating Sustainably - Sustainable Seder, Anyone?

Celebrating Sustainably - Sustainable Seder, Anyone?

It’s a busy time for Jews. The eight-day festival of Passover starts on March 30 and most
Jewish households are already on an intensive search-and- destroy mission for any hidden
bread crumbs in every nook and cranny of their house.