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.

5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Plumbing (Guest Post)

5 tips for eco friendly plumbing | Sustainable Suburbia

People all over the world are finding new and innovative ways of increasing comfort in their homes while reducing their environmental footprint. While recycling garbage, installing solar panels and other eco-friendly practices have become quite common, there are other equally viable ways to conserve. For instance, have you considered making some changes in your plumbing…