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Changes from the ground up!

Shannon Craine

Changes from the ground up!

My son is 5 and started kindy this year in Australia. Already they are taught to be environmentally aware - the school has mandated plastic-free lunch packaging, they learn all about recycling, they have a composting facility, and a garden that utilises the compost, and produces floral and edible delights that the kids nurture and harvest - circular economy in action! They even made bees wax wraps the other week! Attitudes and behaviours form at a young age, I’m so thankful that our schools are leading by example. Change starts from the ground up! Even if the small change you...


Eating a credit card weekly!

Shannon Craine

Eating a credit card weekly!

  As I sat with a mug of coffee next to my son at one of our favourite cafes this weekend by the beach, I stumbled across a shocking article in the local paper. Apparently we are all eating the equivalent of a credit card worth of micro plastic a week. Yes, it is in our water sources (bottled and tap I’m afraid), but it’s also in your beer, shellfish, salt.. it is everywhere. Of course I knew it was out there, but quantifying it like this makes it incredibly scary and real. Especially when the long term effects of...

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