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When you really strip it back, giving gifts is all about showing love, appreciation and gratitude. It’s a beautiful act of human connection.
I love my second-hand couch. It’s at least 50 years old and built to last. I’ve had it recovered and repaired...
Holiday, vacation, road-trip, mini-break – whatever you call it, there is something magical about getting away and exploring new places.
I’ve learnt that ‘living a bit lighter on the planet’ isn’t a solo sport. We have the most impact when we bring others with us...
These days we can buy pretty much anything we want, at any time of the day. Most supermarkets are open 7 days a week, if not 24 hours a day.
Reducing the waste we throw away is a really tangible way to cut down on our environmental impact.
I’m not really into labels, but when I heard the term ‘locavore’ it really resonated with me and my approach to food.
I was recently asked if I had a ‘Little Green Book’ – a directory of all of my favourite resources.
Most of my wardrobe is second-hand – I mean, why not? There are already enough clothes out there.
Sometimes on a Friday I get takeaway sushi for lunch. I always grab a plate from the office kitchen to take with me.
These days, supermarkets are open 7 days a week and sometimes even 24 hours a day.
My six-year-old frequently has visible repairs on his clothing. Recently I watched on as another classmate started pointing and laughing...
The term climate change can feel really difficult to reconcile on a personal level.
Almost every sustainable living guide in existence will likely instruct you to start composting. And rightly so...
A few years ago, the Collins Dictionary word of the year was ‘single use’ – which is a pretty big indication of how disposable we’ve become.
Celebrations are a wonderful part of being human. They bring us together, connect us, and offer a chance to reflect on the busyness of life.
When it comes to living a bit lighter on the planet, I’ve realised that raising eco-conscious kids is a big part of what I can contribute.
We have a kōwahi tree in our backyard. It grows on a weird angle, and when we first moved in I seriously contemplated pulling it out.
A friend was talking about buying a sewing machine. When I suggested she borrow mine, she felt uncomfortable.
In New Zealand our car ownership rate is one of the highest in the OECD and each year, we drive a collective 49 billion kilometres.
Packets, pouches, pottles, bottles, bags, wrappers, tubes, containers… it’s easy for our rubbish and recycling bins to fill up...
Christmas creates a strange combination of joy and dread in me. For most of us it’s such a magical time of year...
Growing your own food is amazing. It's super nutritious, no food miles or packaging waste, connects us with nature & builds soil health.
We live in a time when we can have almost anything we want, any time we want, and even delivered to our doorstep if we choose.
Underneath my kitchen sink was once a cluttered apothecary of cleaning products. And was almost a different option for every room & surface.
I’d love to say that school mornings in our house are some zen experience where I curate beautiful wholefood, waste-free lunchboxes...
When you read some of the recent food waste statistics, it makes me feel like maybe we’ve lost our way a bit when it comes to our food.
When I was 8 years old, my Mum took me shopping for a new outfit to wear to the school disco...
The health and beauty industry is full of temptation. There is a constant stream of new products promising longer lashes, brighter smiles...
Easter is one of those holidays that always sneaks up on me a bit. I know it’s coming, and look forward to a few extra days...
Sometimes I drive a car, throw things in the rubbish and buy things in plastic… there, I said it, confession over.
It’s ‘Plastic Free July’ and I for one need to try harder. And I want to. Earlier this year I went on a beach clean-up day with my daughter’s ..
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