Tricia is a writer and wanderer, passionate about sustainable living.
When facilitating her nature connection activities, Tricia weaves together her background as an ecologist with her training in shamanic womancraft. She likes to combine the science, spirit and history of nature connection.
After working for almost 20 years in threatened plant conservation, Tricia redirected her efforts further up the chain of destruction—to the way we live our lives (at the cause of threatened species loss, rather than at the consequence end).
These days she focuses on living a life rather than earning a living and recently enjoyed a mid-life gap year (that she managed to stretch out to several years). She used this time to write and ponder how she is going to spend the second half of her life.
Tricia believes that finding meaning in creativity and connections (rather than consumption) is the key to ensuring a sustainable future. Heartfelt connection with nature and with other people ensures we are grateful for what we have rather than continually want for more.
Tricia used to share her writings often. First on her (now very neglected) blog Little eco footprints, then for a weekly column (titled Less is More) for the Newcastle Herald. These days she writes more slowly and quietly and will be publishing her first book Greenhood: the delight in being dormant in November 2021.
Articles about Tricia from elsewhere:
Podcast interview with Futuresteading, February 2021
Feature in the Summer 2021 issue of Organic Gardener magazine
Conversations with Community: Tricia Eco (Treading Lightly), Cityhippyfarmgirl blog. January 2017
Build small to live large, Newcastle Herald. November 2016.
How downsizing to a tiny home can enhance your life, Wellbeing Magazine. September 2015
Seeking simplicity with a lifestyle blogger, Ian Lunt science and nature writing blog. October 2015
A Meaningful Garden - Tricia ~ Little Eco Footprints, Think Big Live Simply Blog. November 2015
Wellbeing bloggers, Green LIfestyle Magazine. May 2013