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Hello all my lovely readers! I apologise for me being M.I.A for the last little while, I could provide you with a million and one reasons as to why but Im going to settle with just a simple sorry. 

So last week I went to the royal show… excepting a day of expensive rides, showbags and the fear of entering a sugar coma. Yet I was totally surprised (and alright ill admit it) I was so proud of what I saw. This year they had displays on sustainability! It was Fantastic! What a way to educate such a large proportion of the community on the harm that our life styles are having!

For those that don’t live around here; The Royal Show is a huge thing for so many people. A week long fair in which you get to experience the whole Agricultural experience from the city! Petting farms to cake displays, woodchopping to sheep sheering. 

But anywhere enough about that lets talk about the exciting part! It was great to see the variety of people willing to learn and those that were there to teach! There were colourful displays drawing your attention, handouts for the parents and adults and plenty of games to keep the children occupied and keeping their attention long enough to teach them somethingImage

So if your a fellow perth resident why don’t you check out a few of the Sustainability groups we have here. You never know you could end up meeting your life long friend and share a journey to sustainability together! 

 

because many little footprints are equivalent to a lifelong journey

 


Terra Perma Design – Sustainable Living Education 

– Permaculture Design course (PDC)

–  Skill Sharing Workshops

– Organic Gardening 

– Edible weeds for foraging tours

 

Recycle—-> Recover —-> Reduce —> Reuse  with EMRC

– whats better than something thats free????? NOTHING! Its even better when you get to learn something that will save both the environment and some of that precious moolah that we work our butts of to earn!

– Waste Reduction & Reuse

– Composting and Wormfarming 

– Green Cleaning 

– Sharing waste wise tips & ideas

 

WA too good to Waste

The Waste Authority invites YOU to continue your contribution to waste reduction

– Say no to Plastic and yes to an Onya Backpack or bag 

– Take that coffee away with you everywhere – take a KeepCup and you can have that coffee everywhere you go!

Which item will help you reduce the most?

 

Where does YOUR rubbish go?

– Have you wondered where your rubbish goes to? Do you live near Neerabup, Mindarie, Balcatta or even Red Hill? If so What are you waiting for! Your Local council offers FREEEEEE tours to teach you all about what happens to your waste! 

for more info contact somebody in the fantastic crew! The Mindarie Team will help you out at wasted@mrc.wa.gov.au*

please guys be mature and don’t ruin this by spamming them!

 

 

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hi all!
Long time no speak! I’m sorry about that. I’ve been inundated with questions sent in by you guys and I’ve been researching things about them. I’ll post my answer by the end of the week

But before then I have a massive question for you? How many phone are in your house? One per person? Two? Three? Send me a message, private or comment bellow! You’ll find out why i ask in my next post!

till then keep making a difference

did you know that on average we use 168 plastic water bottles each per year. that’s a huge amount already but when you times that by the amount of people we have in the world that makes it ridiculously crazy!
personally I felt that I lacked knowledge when it came to the use of plastic bottles of water. are they really that bad for the environment as we make them out to be…

so I did a little research for you! I hope the stats are as frightening to you as they were to me

Approximately 1500 bottles end up in land fills and the ocean…….every second of the day! with the worst part being that it takes 700 years before plastic bottles start to decompose, with the potential to take up to 1000 years to fully decompose!

its silly though we complain about the cost of fuel reaching $1.50L here in Perth yet were more than happy to spend $3.50 for 500ml? can you explain the logic behind that? we spend on average $588.00 on water bottles each year

while we continue to use and abuse we don’t recycle the bottles – approximately 86% of plastic bottles aren’t recycled in USA, in NZ it’s 78%.

“Plastics are like diamonds………they really are forever” this is a quote on one of the websites that I looked at and after reading all the info I really began to understand why.

yet the other day i learnt about a first. a new technology placed in the centre of the Perth CBD that had the ability to dramatically change the way my local community abuse bottled water.

ProAcqua a trial technology used in forest chase. in which you get cheap tap, spring or sparkling water at a fraction of the cost… the only catch… YOU have to bring your own bottle! this could be the out mount franklin bottle you continue to reuse or that clunky metal cooler on you got from your dad all those years ago (thanks dad)

isn’t this fantastic!

i have a few questions to post for you guys though. is there anything like this where you live? any environmentally safe and hygienic water station?

and why is it that you think that we have such a poor recycling rate of water bottles? do you recycle yours?

let me know. send me a comment or a private post im curious to hear your thoughts

So today I was walking to my uni class it was a beautiful rainy day. You could see the dark rumbling clouds continuously creep over the horizon, the breaking of the suns light through the clouds making the water droplets on the shrubbery glisten. It was perfect….. Or so I thought

the path began to be overcome with water. The sludge of breaking down rubbish flowing through the water. Fast food packets, plastic bottles, cans of cool drink littering and filling up the natural environment, slowly making there way down the drain into the marine environment. Isn’t it sad to see that. People just like you and me have done this no thought about the envionment?

I picked up 30 things! 30!!!! It was only a small stretch of road and everything! What has happened to the world that we are living in

Have any of you got any idea on how to stop this? How to stop ruining the beauty that can be found in anything and everything??

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