Sunday, August 31, 2008

September Enviro Challenge

Green Spring Clean

• Sort out your cleaning products – use up or give away those nasty chemicals ones and try using green alternatives. You can find many suitable Australian made cleaners in supermarkets or online (just Google!), or try using special cloths that require only water and some elbow grease!

• Get a new Spring fashion and beauty look the 'green' way! Revamp your wardrobe with eco-fashion and accessories. And look into eco-make up. Check here for eco-fashion ideas, as well as here, Gecoz and Margaret River Hemp Co.. Also, try finding eco-make up, such as Miessence or mineral make up. Try these directories too, ecodirectory or the Green Directory. There is also a Pinned Thread: Making your Own Enviro-friendly Beauty & Toiletries.

• Spring clean your body! Consider applying the principals of reducing consumption to our own diets, ie: reducing the amount of excess calories we consume. Living a frugal life, free of consumerism, where you eat to provide the nutrition and energy you need, not to indulge in things you only want/ desire (not really need). This has benefits for everyone, including your body... check out Lara's blog, TheCrone at Wits End.

Ongoing challenge

• Plant your own vegetables, fruit and herbs now, even in a rental or small property. Try growing in pots, or maybe even small hydroponics. Even growing your own sprouts can reduce packaging. Try these websites, Gardenate or Global Garden or Organic Guide. Or these directories might help, The Green Directory or ecodirectory.

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