We have the power to change the world in our own hands, based on how we choose to live our life.

Let’s be real, climate change is happening, and it’s happening faster than this planet has ever seen. And while our governments continue to do little about the issue, things can seem dire. However, it’s always easier to imagine the end of the world, than the accretion of incremental, imperceptible changes that form a new one.
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Minimalism: how living with less really can really feel like living more

It’s week ninteen of 52 Weeks for Earth, the 52-week challenge to gradually reduce your impact on the planet. If you read Zero Waste Home for last week’s challenge, you might have begun to realise the importance of ‘having less’ in order to lessen your impact. That’s why this week’s challenge is to try become a minimalist. […]

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The must-read book on becoming zero waste and simplifying your life

It’s week eighteen of 52 Weeks for Earth, the 52-week challenge to gradually reduce your impact on the planet. I’ll keep this week’s post brief, as the challenge is to do some reading on the subject of reducing you waste; specifically, I encourage you to read the book, Zero Waste Home by Beu Johnson. And […]

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How to buy food without any packaging by buying bulk

It’s week sixteen of 52 Weeks for Earth, the 52-week challenge to gradually reduce your impact on the planet. We’ve talked about reducing your waste by cutting out specific forms of plastic. This week we’ll cut down more general plastic packaging, and other forms of packaging, by buying pantry items from the bulk aisle using your […]

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How to start your own indoor compost: an easy step-by-step guide

It’s week fifteen of 52 Weeks for Earth, the 52-week challenge to gradually reduce your impact on the planet. In our ongoing effort to reduce our food-related climate change emissions, this week I’ll show you how to start your own compost. Last week we talked about the important reasons you should keep your food waste […]

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The reason to keep food out of landfills and what to do with it instead

It’s week fourteen of 52 Weeks for Earth, the 52-week challenge to gradually reduce your impact on the planet. We’ve mentioned briefly before the problem with sending food to landfill, and in fact, 20% of everything that goes into municipal landfill is food. Let’s reduce our contribution to this by stopping putting food waste into […]

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Reduce your food mileage by growing your own food

It’s week thirteen of 52 Weeks for Earth, the 52-week challenge to gradually reduce your impact on the planet. In recent weeks we’ve been changing our food habits to reduce our food-related climate footprint. This week we’ll be continuing this work by considering starting to grow your own food. Recently we’ve spoken about food mileage, […]

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How eating what’s in-season is an important part of eating local

It’s week twelve of 52 Weeks for Earth, the 52-week challenge to gradually reduce your impact on the planet. This week’s challenge comes hand-in-hand with last week’s challenge to buy local. We’ll be keeping our food local by eating in-season produce, or going foraging. Once you’re choosing to only buy local products you’ll fall into the habit of […]

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Why choosing to buy locally is so important

It’s week eleven of 52 Weeks for Earth, the 52-week challenge to gradually reduce your impact on the planet. We’ve talked about the carbon impacts of other aspects of food, such as food waste and eating meat. Another big carbon contributor of carbon in our food system is from the transportation of food all over the world. This week we’ll […]

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How eating less meat can drastically reduce your footprint

It’s week ten of 52 Weeks for Earth, the 52-week challenge to gradually reduce your impact on the planet. Last week we talked about food waste in our society and how it causes greenhouse gas emissions. This week we’re going to look at another aspect of our food system which generates a huge amount of […]

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We’re Wasting Food at an Alarming Rate, but Far Worse is the Impact on the Planet

It’s week nine of 52 Weeks for Earth, the 52-week challenge to gradually reduce your impact on the planet. The past eight weeks we’ve talked about reducing your waste, specifically single-use plastics as they have a long-lifespan and are surprisingly easy to live without. This week we’re switching focus a little, while still trying to […]

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