Earlier in the year, I wrote about my worm bin and how I use it to digest the cat poo and excess litter. More than 6 months later and it is still going strong. There is no smell at all. It sits right by our front door and I have never heard anyone mention it. Honestly, I have been known to direct their attention to the large box of cat poo and explain in excitement how much poop, my little wormies are munching through.
The 60’s and 70’s had the novelty of plastics, the 80’s had big business and ‘greed was good’, the 90’s was all about having it all and the 2000’s was embracing globalisation. Now, in the aftermath of exponential growth and extreme consumption of resources, it’s time for people to embrace the zero waste movement. … Continue reading Why This Generation Needs the Zero Waste Movement
I have to use plastic bags for pet waste. Ever heard yourself saying this to excuse yourself from using reusable bags at the supermarket? I have. And it didn’t feel good, but what other choice did I have? My cat, Cavendish is not smart enough to figure out that the vacuum cleaner is not going … Continue reading “Plastic Bags are a Necessity for Pet Owners”
The current generalised human attitude towards the world is the same as an ineffective micro-manager. We are everywhere, controlling all things. The poor animals and ecosystems that we are a part of (as much as we think ourselves as above it all) can’t get on with sorting out the mess. Which, by the way they … Continue reading The Human Solution
Overland Track Trip – Day 4 Pelion Hut to Kia Ora 25th Nov. 2016 Despite the small hill climb today, we were the most consistently content with our walk. The hills seemed easier; the rain and wind, less of a nuisance and we spent the whole day with smiles on our faces and a spring in … Continue reading Overland Track Day 4
Overland Track Trip – Day 3 Windemere to Pelion Hut 25th Nov. 2016 I have definitely been colder than I was today, and I have definitely been wetter. Im just unfamiliar with being that cold and wet at the same time. The morning was quite magical though and despite the challenging weather we were both … Continue reading Overland Track Trip – Day 3
Overland Track Trip – Day 2 Waterfall Valley to Windemere Hut 24th Nov. 2016 It doesn't take long for the body to start to moan. With each crack and groan and "harrumph" that comes when I hoist my pack onto my back, my mind gives in momentarily to my bodies doubts that I can do … Continue reading The Overland Track – Day 2
Overland Track Trip - Day 1 Ronny Creek to Waterfall Valley 23rd Nov. 2016 We had been warned. Today was going to be a big day. Although it was relatively short, as far as bush walks go, only 10.7km. But it took the best part of 6 hours and reduced my legs to a jittery mess by the time it was necessary to set up our campsite.
These elected leaders of communities, still have to answer to the people they "represent". No matter what we feel about the result, we have to respect the process of democracy. The democracy that will allow communities to peacefully campaign to enact better policies for the environment, for women, for men, for education and for social … Continue reading In response to bad news…
Staggeringly, every single piece of plastic ever created still exists. Read that again and let it sink in for a minute, I’ll wait….Yes, every single piece. It may not be in its original form. It may be smaller than it was. It may even be microscopic, but its still here.