reduce consumption


Living with less

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Does your stuff own you, rather than the other way around? Reduce clutter and buy less for a healthier and happier life.


We love... Recycling centres

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Save some (non) trash from landfill and hit up some of these great recycling centres.

Shopping trolley

To buy or not to buy

Friday, 11 March 2011

A question for every environmentally conscious shopper: can buying green save the planet?

Buy Nothing New Month

Buy Nothing New Month

1 - 31 October, 2011

Buy Nothing New is not about going without, nor is it Buy Nothing New Never. It’s about taking October to reassess what we really need, think about where the stuff we buy comes from (finite resources), where it goes (landfill), and what our alternatives are. It is about conscientious consumption and by not spending on stuff we don’t need, increasing our savings for the things we do need. Obviously, you'll need to buy necessities such as groceries, medication and hygiene products - just steer clear of new items such as CDs, home décor, presents or luxury goods. Pledge to Buy Nothing New during October and challenge overconsumption.

Where: Australia-wide.
When: 1 - 31 October, 2011.
Cost: Free to participate, and you'll save time and money too!
Click here for more information.

No poo

What would you do without shampoo?

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

One way we can reduce our consumption of petrochemical-filled body care products is to use less of them in the first place. I'm not suggesting we stop bathing altogether, though!

Laptop and desktop computer in a house

Step 2: reducing the unnecessary paper

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Last week we took our first step to going paperless by replacing our disposable paper products with some more eco-friendly reusable ones. This week we’re going to look at ways to lose the piles of unnecessary paper that seem to creep into your home and office uninvited.

What’s Mine is Yours

Monday, 14 March 2011

Collaborative consumption is changing the world for the better by reinventing not only what but how we consume. This groundbreaking work explores how to shift our current economic landscape from passive consumption to something better than ownership.

An empty shopping trolley

New challenge: Buy Nothing New

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

This challenge is going to be tough! We often don't even think twice before buying new things. But our consumption habits play a big role in our eco-impact, so it's time to rethink them.

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