how to build a sustainble home

Simon Clark from Sustainable Homes Melbourne, has been building homes for more than 15 years, and before that, watching his Dad build them. He started ‘helping’ his dad build homes when he was about 7 or 8 years old, and from about 14 years old, he began working with him most weekends. ‘I became a…

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Veronica Strachan lives in Gisborne, at the foothills of the Macedon Ranges. She writes as Veronica Strachan, and as V.E. Patton, for her fantasy and scifi books. She began writing as a child, stopped in high school, and re-started at age 56. She is sharing her journey as a writer and some of her tips…

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As a writer, you are advised to have an active social media presence. This brings many rewards – connection to readers, other writers, research opportunities, story ideas, finding books to read, connecting with your support network, connecting with the industry. But it also brings an overwhelming and exhausting stream of information and emotions. It is…

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Earth Greetings sustainable diaries and cards

Earth Greetings design and make greeting cards, stationery and homewares, with the lightest possible footprint on the planet. Some of the ways they achieve this, are by choosing 100% recycled, natural and biodegradable materials, avoiding plastic, carbon offsetting and donating a minimum 10% of profits to environmental organisations. From humble beginnings as an Earth friendly…

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upcycled fabric chair by Antiquate 1

Kerri Hollingsworth from An.ti.quate creates masterpieces with old chairs and fabric remnants. She has recently stepped into the unknown, trialling natural elements within her Upholstery Art. Using barks, vines, native grasses, beautiful gum leaves and dried flowers, she creates exquisite, rescued, upcycled upholstery art pieces, with old chairs. ‘It’s very much an experimental phase, but…

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