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Ethical Activist Book Group: Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

This review is part of the Ethical Activist Book Group reading list. Past books include Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour and Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything. Read along with and join the conversation at any time.  What can one person’s story tell us about the problems in the global economy? Actually quite a lot. Especially when that one person has a story like Wangari Maathai. Wangari Maathai was born in the early 20th Century in the

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101 Small Ways to Live More Sustainably

We can always do better with our lifestyles. But it can be overwhelming to try to transform everything at once. Instead, try one thing at a time. The following article was written by Kamea Chayne for her lifestyle blog Conscious Whispers, to mark Earth Day. But every day should be Earth Day, so it is just as relevant now, as when it was written.  You care about the welfare of

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Improve your mental health with houseplants

Today I am sharing a lovely informative post which originally appeared on the Garden College, the magazine for life in bloom. Garden Collage is a lifestyle magazine that celebrates a modern approach to nature. Enjoy! In uncertain times, it is normal for our attention to shift to the “bigger picture”. Large-scale issues in current politics, social and economic concerns, and the environmentdominate our thoughts, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed,

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6 things you can do to create our sustainable future

I am in middle of reading The Great Disruption and feeling somewhat overwhelmed by the state of the climate crisis, and the degree of transformation we will need to we in order to survive it. This Changes Everything inspires much the same nervousness. It is very clear that a global economy founded on consumer capitalism cannot survive if we want to survive. We have to choose- survival of the human race or business-as-usual. It

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Diary of a permaculture novice

Here in Australia we are heading into Autumn. It has had a bit of a late start (thanks climate change!). Now is really the time for me to put in my autumn/winter crops, but the weather has been so warm that some of my summer crops are still hanging on to life. But, even if slow to start, the change of season is a good time for me to take

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Diary of a permaculture novice

[pinterest] Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to 2016 being my best year yet. Last year was the first year that I was really intentional about what I wanted to achieve. In doing so I learned a valuable life lesson- when you set your intentions, and work towards them, you will find a way to make them happen. There are

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Guide to composting your food waste

[pinterest] Last Tuesday I was supposed to be celebrating my birthday. Instead, my two little boys, husband and I were all struck with an awful bout of gastro. My whole week was thrown out of whack. I also had no time to write the post I had planned, so instead I’m sharing a post I thought you might be interested in. Last week I shared my New Year’s resolutions with you,

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