International Women's Day Speech - 'Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow'21/03/2022
Dr Vanessa Rauland was invited to give a keynote speech today at Curtin University on this year’s International Women's Day 2022 theme 'Equality today for a sustainable tomorrow'. Dr Rauland acknowledges there are COUNTLESS inspirational women out there working tirelessly on this very critical issue and says: "I shout out to ALL of you today! Thank you for doing the work you do 🙏🌏🌱" Click here to read the speech!
Sustainable Wedding? I do.08/03/2022
It’s March, one of the most popular months of the year in Australia to get married, and I have been thinking about this because as of 2022 I have been with my partner for 8 years! It is fair to say, people (especially from grandparents) are starting to wondering when I am going to pop the question 🤯
Will you be a Sustainable Santa this holiday season?09/12/2021
As regular readers may have guessed (yes I am assuming I have regular readers aside from my mum and boss), I am a Grinch. You might even say that I have a ‘resting Grinch face’. There are some things I like; watching Home Alone and Die Hard as well as the Christmas episodes of Seinfeld.
Vandy's Chilli Recipe07/12/2021
It’s the 2021 Veg Pledge Month and what better way to get involved than learning how to cook a healthy, sustainable and delicious meal curated by yours truly. This recipe that I have put together takes inspiration from the many different chili recipes I have cooked over the years and while I am sure it is not strictly traditional, it is two very important things. Tasty, and quick.
Recycle of the fittest02/11/2021
Ahhhh recycling. As someone who takes the landfill bin out once a year (I know I am bragging, but you have to admit it is impressive!), it is one of my favourite pastimes. Ok, favourite is a stretch, I’d rather everything be compostable but that is a rant for another post!
Water you think about this?01/10/2021
Oh water. One of the most prized liquids in the universe! To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld ‘Humans have a great fascination with water. We’re constantly going to beaches, pools, lakes, rivers. We’re snorkelling, we’re swimming, we’re scuba diving, we bathe in it, we’re all carrying around bottles of water, humans are mostly made of water, we can’t seem to get enough water! Unless it rains and then we’re like “Oh great, I’m soaked".
Reduce your Carbon Pawprint01/09/2021
So you finished all the puzzles in your home, joined an online gaming clan, brewed 20Ls of Kombucha and successfully murdered your first ever sourdough starter. Lockdown has made people venture into weird and wonderful places that we would normally dare not venture, to escape the increasing boredom and depression that is the age of COVID.
Sustainability at the Olympics03/08/2021
This time last year, it would have been hard to believe that the 2020 Olympic Games would even be going ahead. With a global pandemic locking down the entire world, vaccine rollouts falling apart, pushback from the Japanese public, and athletes having nowhere to train (I barely get my 5 laps of the local park done, imagine being an Olympic powerlifter stuck in an apartment!), when the torch was lit ablaze last week, it really did feel like a miracle.