Smoking Out Big Tobacco

Tobacco kills more than seven million people each year, including around 890,000 resulting from exposure to second-hand smoke. (source) It is…

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6 Eco-Friendly Kids’ Crafts to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated each year in April and the date is coming up quick, this Monday 22nd. The movement began in 1970, and, every year since, people spanning the globe have come together to help take care of the planet. While lifestyle changes, and simple habits like recycling and minimizing consumption, are important to…

Why you should run your washing machine empty, when you first start using Filler Free Washing Powder

When people first start using Norwex washing powder or liquid laundry detergent, I always recommend they start by doing a machine wash. Why? Because if you have been using a conventional washing powder (most brands have a significant amount of fillers) OR a homemade laundry detergent with soap and insufficient vinegar or citric acid to…

Mother’s Day Sale!

Oh wow, check out these Mother’s Day Specials Norwex has just announced, for Australia and New Zealand! I was just this morning admiring the “flowers” design optic scarf on my handbag, and wishing they’d bring it out as a regular product ! Well, it’s still strictly limited edition, but for the rest of this month,…

2019 Norwex Catalogue (Australia)

The new 2019 catalogue is here! Download the 2019 Australian Norwex Catalogue in PDF here (11 MB), or browse the images below (click the page you want to read to see it larger, and scroll through them from there). You can look at the catalogue as a flipbook using Flash here, or browse the website…

How Does Tiny Living Impact Your Happiness?

How Does Tiny Living Impact Your Happiness? | Photo by Lex Photography from Pexels | SustainableSuburbia.net

As we move into a new year, many of us are thinking about how we can pare down, live more simply, and reduce stress. Today’s post is a guest post from Rose Burke about how the Tiny House Movement can help us do all that and more. Choosing tiny living is more than simply deciding on…

Ethically Sustainable and Nutritious Recipes to Make at Home

(Image source) There are many ways to and reasons for eating ethically. From veganism and vegetarianism, to growing a vegie garden or only buying organic; the sky’s your limit when it comes to eating ethically and sustainably. As the carbon footprint from excessive livestock farming increases and food waste around the world intensifies, it’s important…

How to do an Eco-Friendly Road-Trip Around Australia

 (Image source) A road-trip can be the perfect antidote to cabin-fever, cold weather boredom and the travel bug. Whether you’re setting off to visit old friends, or want to make news ones in some new places; road-tripping around Australia’s many beautiful natural assets is one of the best experiences you can have. However, we all…

Climate Change could mean higher exposure to toxic heavy metals

Climate change means higher exposure to heavy metals | photo: Pheonix Dust Storm by Alan Stark, Flickr | SustainableSuburbia.net

A study published this month gives us even more reason to be concerned about climate change, and to reduce toxic chemical use. ‘People’s exposure to chemical contaminants could increase due to climate change,’ says Dr Bhabananda Biswas, a researcher with the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE) and the University of South Australia’s Future Industries Institute.