Clothes washing is one of my least liked chores. Our clothesline with a view makes hanging the washing out to dry almost bearable – but the washing, folding and putting away feels tedious. At the risk of making you cringe, I strive to wash my clothes as little as possible. By doing so, not only do I save time, but I also reduce the environmental impact of my clothing.
Air pollution inside our homes can be worse than the pollution found outside. As most of us spend a lot of time indoors, improving indoor air quality is worth considering. Thankfully, all it takes is a few indoor plants to clear the air.
Oranges are at their best in winter. Delicious sweet navels have just come into season. Tricia shares some of her favourite ways to use oranges and citrus peel, including orange honey jelly, orange peel fire starters, and a natural homemade citrus cleaner.
Our household is about to commence a month of living without single-use plastic. We’ve signed up for the Plastic Free July challenge. Anything that's plastic and intended only to be used once and then sent to landfill we’ll refuse.
I recently went on a speed date. I wasn't searching for a new husband - but rather was hoping to pick up a few sustainable design tips. Speed Date a Sustainable Designer, hosted by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA), gave me the opportunity to discuss our home plans with some of Australia's leading architects and building designers.