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In a world with so many problems, both locally and globally, and so many issues facing us as a collective, a lot of people ask me ‘how do you choose what issue to support?’.
And it’s a real and very valid concern!
How many of you have told your friends and family about wanting to ‘go green’ or being a vegetarian or a vegan, or anything that bucks societal norms… only to be met with ridicule, incredulity, or even sadly, anger?
In this episode I wanted to talk about waste – and in particular the waste of organic fruit and vegies, and how you can transform it into healthy leftovers so nothing gets thrown away.
When you use the best organic fruit and veg, you want to get the most out of it- and there are so many ways to use leftover fruits, vegetables and nuts; and not all of them how you’d expect…
Going green relates to many facets of your life – everything from recycling, reducing waste, and making sustainable choices – and it also relates to your diet.
The ‘greenest’ diet there is, is a vegan diet.
Surrounded by stigmas and hatred, many people associate veganism with brown rice and tofu, a ‘hippie’ lifestyle, and someone who’ll voice their opinions the second you mention the words ‘Big Mac’.
But I wanted to help clear a few things up. Even if you’re a meat eater, check this out – I promise this episode will be informative and interesting! I’m also going to share with you a delicious challenge! Here’s the links to the recipes I mention in the podcast:
Today I wanted to talk about plastic. I know it’s not glamorous, but don’t switch off yet! Please. It’s a serious issue and one that’s not going away.
Did you know that Australians dump over 1 million tonnes of plastic waste in landfill each year? Believe it or not, enough plastic is discarded every year to circle the globe four times. Even worse, it is estimated that 50% of the plastic on this planet is used only once before being thrown away.
It is! And it gets worse…
In this episode of the Easy Green Podcast, I wanted to take you back a bit – to my journey, where I started, and to assure you that everyone starts somewhere. I explain what it means to go green, and share some really easy tips that will help you get started!
My 2016 has been radically different than any other year that I’ve had in many ways. After my year of downsizing in 2015 and starting to shift my ideas of consumerism, I become obsessed in many ways of what I was doing to not only help the planet, but I was doing to harm it. And everything changed. The way I shopped, the way I viewed possessions, the money that I spent on meaningless crap, and the things I threw away. They way I reused things, refused things and recycled things. And I promise, that if I can do this – the former self proclaimed ‘queen of crap’, that anyone can do it. Anyone can choose to #gogreen2017.
Where we sit as a society right now, is on top of a large rubbish tip – also known as Planet Earth. We’re trashing our home, making a bed of our waste… and now we must lay in it. I saw my neighbours bin the other day, overflowing with plastic milk cartons, chip packets, polystyrene meat trays, and it bought back the fact that not everyone knows the best way to reduce waste in their home. While some of this may be second nature, it’s not that way for all.
Reducing plastic, waste and packaging in your home may take time, but can be done in small incremental steps to make it sustainable long term.
Here are some easy tips and great resources to get your home green in 2017!
Last year I shared my favourite eco friendly and cruelty free gifts for Christmas. It was such a popular blog and I couldn’t wait to do it again!
My idea of gifting is somewhat different than most. I want to gift something more than just a throwaway trifle, or something that’ll be used and forgotten about, or something that harms the earth and its inhabitants.
My search for fashion that ticks my multiple boxes has been difficult, insightful, sad, and inspiring. Difficult, as there’s a big gap in the fashion world – and ethical fashion is severely under promoted. Insightful, as I’ve learnt a lot about where my clothing comes from (and goes). Sad, as in my research there are multiple brands that are super successful in the ‘fast fashion’ industry and are simply feeding the issue. And inspiring! Inspiring as in this search I’ve come across some incredible designers and ateliers, online stores and fashionistas who are making waves in this huge industry.
Himalayan Sea Salt is in most of my savoury recipes, I know. But hear me out. I’ve decided to say goodbye to that sparkly pink salt once and for all, despite having an ongoing love affair with it (that rivals chocolate and chai lattes). You’ll no longer be seeing any Himalayan Sea/Rock Salt in any future Vegie Head recipes… and here’s why. I’ll give you a hint: Himalayan Sea Salt is not sustainable.
Did you know that Australians dump over 1 million tonnes of plastic waste in landfill each year?