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How IKEA are Working Towards a Circular Economy in Australia

By helene | July 27, 2018 | 0

Incorporating secondhand and vintage items into your home decorating is a fantastic way to be more sustainable at home. If you love to decorate and rearrange, you don’t have to stick with the same things forever. You can take some things to the op shop or have a garage sale, and then head out to one yourself, to find a “new” chair, or table, or a set of bowls, to decorate your home with. Reusing and swapping items is a great way to go. Another great option is to buy new items that have been made with recycled materials. We…

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Why Noticing Matters

By helene | July 26, 2018 | 0

Have you ever sat in the middle of a busy place and just watched people bustling past? When you do, you see them all going in their different directions with their personal needs and plans, often not even seeing what is around them, or each other. Likewise, have you ever sat by a river or on a beach or in a forest, and just noticed? Breathing in the air, hearing the noises of nature, smelling the scents all around you. It is so easy to get caught up in small problems of the everyday and forget to notice. When you…

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Do You Know What You Can REDcycle?

By helene | July 25, 2018 | 0

There is so much confusion about plastic bags, wrappers and rubbish. While some of us work to become zero or at least less waste homes, there are plenty of people who are not interested. Also it is not easy to avoid all plastic packaging. The REDcycle bins are a fantastic initative, that mean you can take any unavoidable soft plastics for recycling. REDcycle is a recycling programme that recycles flexible plastics – the ones you can’t put in your usual recycling bin. You might be surprised to find out exactly what can be recycled in the REDCycle bins. There are REDcycle…

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Tips on Creating the Perfect Handmade Table Setting

By helene | July 23, 2018 | 0

Carey’s Table is the creation of Carey Krause a self described “64 year old guy who has had a very fulfilled and diverse working life”. Carey has joined us on the Sustainable Home Hub with his beautiful handmade tableware, garden products and more. Carey is not only a late bloomer sewer, but someone with a lot of experience entertaining after 30 years in hospitality. Entertaining has always been one of his hobbies, as well as gardening, which he passionately loves. Carey has had many different experiences across his working life, including being stationed in Papua New Guinea with the Commonwealth Bank…

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Regularly take a slow walk around your home and outdoor areas. Sit in each room. Breathe deeply and notice everything about it, the cracks, the kid’s finger marks on the wall, the beautiful way the sunlight falls into your sitting room in the late afternoon. Remember all of the things that drew you to your home in the first place. Take time to light a candle on the mantle, have coffee on the deck, read a book (or a home mag!) in the reading nook. Take regular time to appreciate the sounds of the birds in the garden, the hum of the distant traffic, and the children in the next room. Smell the roses in the garden, the fresh sheets on the bed and your partner’s warm body next to you at night

Why Your Brain is The Biggest Part of Going Green

By helene | July 20, 2018 | 0

There are so many things to consider when it comes to being sustainable that it can make your head explode! Just as you get the hang of actually remembering to pop the reusable bags back into the car after using them, keep spare reusable cups in the glove box, take your water bottle everywhere and switch to solar at home, there are new statistics about the impact of your body wash, devastation to habitats and rising tides across the planet. Seeing a lack of support from government policy and infrastructure can make it seem hopeless. If you really begin to…

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how to reduce food waste with fussy eaters

How to Reduce Dinner Time Food Waste with Fussy Eaters

By helene | July 18, 2018 | 0

Guest post from Sharon from Emondo Kids Do you have a fussy eater? You are not alone! As food waste is one of the biggest issues we face in terms of our plant and global warming, it is important to try to plan to reduce food waste in the first place. Feeding your fussy eater three square meals day in day out is tough. It’s not fun. It’s not empowering and it’s certainly not as engaging as hosting a well crafted dinner party for your nearest and dearest. Even on those rare occasions when you think you have had a win…

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Off-Grid Energy Australia

By helene | July 16, 2018 | 0

Off-Grid Energy Australia are one of our newest businesses on the Sustainable Home Hub. One of the founders Emily Driscoll, had a chat with us about how they support people to go off-grid, as well as some general tips for creating a more sustainable home. Based in South Australia, they operate across SA, Victoria, Tasmania, WA, and NSW. Off-Grid Energy are one of Australia’s most experienced designers and installers of solar and battery storage systems. They design off-grid systems for homes and businesses, that provide renewable power to properties – without the need for the mains electrical grid. The majority of…

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upholstered chair using recycled fabrics

Upholstery Art with Antiquate

By helene | July 13, 2018 | 0

Kerri Hollingsworth from Sustainable home Hub business Antiquate, is not only a furniture restorer, but an incredible artist. Based in Taggerty, Central Victoria, she upholsters furniture with a difference. The materials she uses vary from job to job, but she tries to steer clear of synthetic materials. For example, some upholstered chairs need foam cushions as that is the way they were designed. Others can be built with coconut fibre and cotton batting instead, to limit the use of non biodegradable products. On her own Upholstery Art pieces, she tries to stick to only natural/biodegradable/recycled products. Her most recent design, ‘Autumn’ was completely…

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Vote For Me in the 2018 AusMumpreneur Awards!

By helene | July 12, 2018 | 0

I am very excited to have been nominated by one of our beautiful community members for the 2018 AusMumpreneur Awards! There is a judged round which I have selected the Sustainability Award category, and a people’s choice award which is now open for you to vote in! I would really appreciate it if you could click the link here and head over to vote for me in the Making a Difference Award – BUSINESS. When you open the link you will see the option at the top and can click and scroll to find me. It closes on 27th July…

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How Plastic is Affecting the Oceans

By helene | July 11, 2018 | 0

Like many of you, I adore the ocean and all of the life that lives within and around it. Growing up in a small country town surrounded by beaches, the sea is part of my memories and essential to my life. Time spent at our beach shack fills me up with everything I need to stay well and happy. The sea has that effect on you. Without the oceans we would not be able to survive. While Australia is considered to be a continent, we are essentially a very big island, surrounded by numerous oceans and seas. We therefore have…

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what is wrong with nana style? how to incoporate vintage into your home

What the Heck is Wrong With Nana Style Decorating?!

By helene | July 9, 2018 | 12

Judging other people about the way they look, or dress or decorate their home, is not ok. Social media has offered bullies and critics a vast playground in which to share their unwelcome and ridiculous comments about other people’s life choices. The only judgement we should make in life, is on people who deliberately hurt, injure or damage another human being, animal, or our planet. If you want to live in a tree with the birds, a box by the sea, or a mansion in the city, it is really up to you. I do think we have a social…

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Upcycled furniture using Mezzie+Frank Chalk Paint - AUstralian made chalk paint

Recycling and Reinventing with McLaren Unvaled

By helene | July 6, 2018 | 0

Anni Rhodes from Mclaren Unvaled calls herself a ‘boomerpreneur’. She had to reinvent herself at 51 when her corporate career came to an end, after the end of a big contract with government that didn’t continue. She was newly separated, renting in McLaren Vale, jobless and scared stiff. So she started a business! She was already doing up old tables and working with different woods, so decided that a shop front would be a good way to sell them. Located in the beautiful McLaren Vale, South of Adelaide, the shop offers as unique range of gifts, homewares and furniture – some antiques, some…

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