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Festival + Sustainability = Waste-free Fun

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Festival + Sustainability = Waste-free Fun

Sustainable events Music Festivals are a popular experience in Australia, but have you ever thought about ways many of them have tried to reduce their impact on our planet? It turns out you can be attending these events and doing your part in the process!

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Marine Permaculture: Is it the Answer?

Marine Permaculture: Is it the Answer?

When picturing seaweed, days spent at the beach probably come to mind, swimming, only to feel something tickling your feet from the depths below. But seaweed and kelp are a lot more important for our oceans and may be more instrumental in saving our planet than they seem! Enter: Marine Permaculture, a wonderful way for us to increase our carbon handprint on our earth.

Celebrating Traditional Australian Languages and Knowledge for NAIDOC

Celebrating Traditional Australian Languages and Knowledge for NAIDOC

NAIDOC Week has been celebrated every July since 1975, with a history dating back to the 1920’s when Aboriginal civil rights groups sought recognition for the treatment of First Nations Australians. This year’s theme, ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth.’, encourages all of us to celebrate and promote Indigenous voices and languages. This week has seen art installations, film screenings, and community workshops among many other events being held across Sydney and the rest of the country.

Plastic Free July - What Can You Do?

Plastic Free July - What Can You Do?

It’s that time of year again, July is upon us and so is Plastic Free July (PFJ). Plastic Free July began in 2011 by the now founder of The Plastic Free Foundation. Their aim was and still is to work towards a world without plastic, something we all know will make a huge difference to many aspects of our Earth but especially the oceans and landfill.

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.

Sharing Our Vision With Our Big Kitchen

Sharing Our Vision With Our Big Kitchen

FoodFaith has gone from strength to strength this year – from our ‘seedling’ Lane Cove garden in our first year of operation to events such as Blacktown’s Breaking Bread initiative on Harmony Day which attracted 600 people, the panel discussion that was part of Friends of Good Food Month and, of course, establishing new community gardens that showcase environmental and social sustainability. We are so excited to be helping The Mount Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency (MECA) develop a community garden in Mt Druitt for refugees and new migrants.

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.

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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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.

Celebrating Sustainably - Tread Lightly, this Eid

Celebrating Sustainably - Tread Lightly, this Eid

It is a special time of the year for Muslims across the globe. Millions of devout Muslims are keeping a roza (daily fast from dawn to dusk) to observe the holy month of Ramadan and can’t wait to celebrate Eid at the end of this 30-day fasting tomorrow. Balance, moderation, and abstinence from reckless temptation is the most important message of Islam. As you celebrate Eid this year, take it as an opportunity to imbibe this message in all that you do. Not only is this a great way of life but is also the need of the hour for protecting our environment.

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.

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.

Fairtrade: Fair Conditions

Fairtrade: Fair Conditions

The Fairtrade Organisation works to create a stable income for farmers and workers in developing countries. Fairtrade, synonymous with ethical and optimum working conditions, supports millions of farmers and workers in over 70 countries around the world. Products and produce grown and developed in an ethical way and adhering to fair trade principles established by the organisation are provided with the Fairtrade mark.

Clearing the air on wind energy

Clearing the air on wind energy

Celebrating Global Wind Day on June 16th, we clear the air with the latest research on wind energy. Wind farms are becoming a more viable option for renewable energy in Australia as climate change demands less greenhouse gas intensive energy sources. Reporting from Haley Olexa.