There is a rural idyll that sits behind a lot of the green idealism: back to basics; the past was better; live simply from the land.
Finding tasty new recipes can make going vego so much easier. I've got two websites to share with you and I'm looking for more suggestions...
This week is National Recycling Week. Founded by Planet Ark in 1996, the initiative reminds us not only how to recycle correctly, but also how well we're doing at recycling.
Some vegetarians will make an exception and eat fish, for health reasons. Other vegetarians find that overfishing or ethical reasons are too serious a problem, and stick to eating only foods that "don't have a face".
One of the downsides of choosing to eat less meat to help the environment is having to explain why to well-meaning friends and family. Sometimes it's hard to explain your reasons in a few words, without it turning into a lecture.
When we were growing up, my sister and I collected thousands of mushrooms that we sold by the roadside. Year after year, we returned and each time it seemed there were fewer and fewer mushrooms.
Will the downturn affect the green economy? Climate change and the financial meltdown are connected.
The way we farm animals in Australia doesn't always keep their welfare in mind. It's an ethical reason to go vegetarian, or to become more choosy about where your meat comes from.
Do you ever look at the world through eco-goggles? Evaluate a place by whether it does (or doesn't) pass certain environmental criteria? I used my eco-goggles when I was in China last week and was pleasantly surprised by what I saw...
Today I had breakfast at a cafÃ© â€“ and they gave us seven paper serviettes! Why should a breakfast for two require so many?