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Good Money

We can be blissfully unaware that our money is being used to invest in things with harmful consequences. The great news is...

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Made using 30% Recycled Plastic Packaging

Handee, Purex & Sorbent have a low carbon footprint across the manufacturing process including responsible forestry & using geothermal steam

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Navigating Gift Giving

When you really strip it back, giving gifts is all about showing love, appreciation and gratitude. It’s a beautiful act of human connection.

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Slow furniture

I love my second-hand couch. It’s at least 50 years old and built to last. I’ve had it recovered and repaired...

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Travelling lighter

Holiday, vacation, road-trip, mini-break – whatever you call it, there is something magical about getting away and exploring new places.

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Living lightly with Pets

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...

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Reigniting Resourcefulness

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.

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Waste Reduction 101

Reducing the waste we throw away is a really tangible way to cut down on our environmental impact.

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Locavores

I’m not really into labels, but when I heard the term ‘locavore’ it really resonated with me and my approach to food.

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My Little Green Book

I was recently asked if I had a ‘Little Green Book’ – a directory of all of my favourite resources.

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Pre-loved fashion

Most of my wardrobe is second-hand – I mean, why not? There are already enough clothes out there.

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Creating ripples of change

Sometimes on a Friday I get takeaway sushi for lunch. I always grab a plate from the office kitchen to take with me.

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Skip a trip

These days, supermarkets are open 7 days a week and sometimes even 24 hours a day.

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The repair buzz or feel good repairs

My six-year-old frequently has visible repairs on his clothing. Recently I watched on as another classmate started pointing and laughing...

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Climate Action

The term climate change can feel really difficult to reconcile on a personal level.

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Easing into Compost

Almost every sustainable living guide in existence will likely instruct you to start composting. And rightly so...

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Over and over again

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.

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Conscious celebrations

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.

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Eco-conscious kids

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.

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Nuturing nature

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.

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It’s nice to share

A friend was talking about buying a sewing machine. When I suggested she borrow mine, she felt uncomfortable.

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Getting around

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.

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Taming packaging waste

Packets, pouches, pottles, bottles, bags, wrappers, tubes, containers… it’s easy for our rubbish and recycling bins to fill up...

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A Consciously Simple Christmas

Christmas creates a strange combination of joy and dread in me. For most of us it’s such a magical time of year...

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Benchtop Gardening

Growing your own food is amazing. It's super nutritious, no food miles or packaging waste, connects us with nature & builds soil health.

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Enoughness

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.

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Clean & simple

Underneath my kitchen sink was once a cluttered apothecary of cleaning products. And was almost a different option for every room & surface.

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School lunches made simple

I’d love to say that school mornings in our house are some zen experience where I curate beautiful wholefood, waste-free lunchboxes...

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DejaFood

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.

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Clothing connection

When I was 8 years old, my Mum took me shopping for a new outfit to wear to the school disco...

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Simple beauty

The health and beauty industry is full of temptation. There is a constant stream of new products promising longer lashes, brighter smiles...

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A lighter Easter

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...

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Imperfect Action

Sometimes I drive a car, throw things in the rubbish and buy things in plastic… there, I said it, confession over.

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Plastic Free July

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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