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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…

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…

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…

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 responsible for over 71% of all cases of lung cancer deaths, 42% of chronic respiratory disease deaths, and nearly 10% of all deaths from cardiovascular disease. Worldwide, 40% of children are exposed to second-hand smoke.…

How to Raise an Eco-Conscious Kid

How to Raise an Eco-Conscious Kid | SustainableSuburbia.net

Today I have a guest post from Sydney writer, Emily Leary, on bringing up your kids the right way (did I really just say that? LOL). (Photo by MI PHAM on Unsplash) Sustainable living takes effort, but we all know it’s well worth it to help sustain our planet’s precious resources. Raising your child to also be eco-conscious…

When is Solar Worth It?

two rows of solar panels cover one side of our home's roof

With Australia’s clean energy investment at an all time high and solar costs continuing to fall, is now a good time to get solar for your roof? Here’s a guest post from PowerScout to help you assess your options. Most solar sales pitches extol the virtues of solar power and promise thousands of dollars in…

5 Simple Swaps for a More Sustainable Yard

Adding “passive” features that provide more shade in your yard can reduce energy use by 50% | SustainableSuburbia.net | image by Janice Nicol

Today I have a guest post for you from Janice Nicol, landscape design specialist and the founder of YardKit (more detail at the end). Sustainable living reaches beyond the walls of your home. A great landscape is beautiful, sure, but it also performs well — cleaning water, preserving resources, and adapting to shifting seasons without…

How to Grow Microgreen Peas

close up of microgreen pea shoots

If you love salads, you will definitely love microgreens. They are not only nutritious but also incredibly simple to grow. When growing microgreens, no garden is required. You just need to find a sunny spot anywhere in your house, and you are ready to go. Of all the microgreens available, the simplest to grow is…

Should Your Home Have a Green Roof?

Some people might say that green roofs are nothing more than fancy gardens simply located on top of homes and buildings… and those people would be entirely wrong. Green roofs represent one of the most comprehensive and multi-layered solutions in modern green building technology: they combine amazing functionality with progressive environmentalism and beautiful aesthetics, adding…

Is Your Kitchen Making You Sick?

How to Choose Utensils and Cookware that Won't Make You Sick | SustainableSuburbia.net

It seems like such a simple thing – toxin-free utensils. But, more and more, people are discovering that manufacturers have traded convenience for safety, and consumers are paying the price. Here’s how to choose utensils that won’t make you (or your family) sick. Avoid Plastics, When Possible Plastics often contain BPA, Bisphenol A, a chemical…

Five ‘Green’ DIY Projects for the Home

Smarter Renovations Planner | SustainableSuburbia.net

There aren’t many people out there who wouldn’t like to do a little more at home for the environment. Recycling and re-useable bags are definitely a front foot forward, but what if you want to go that little bit further? Sure there is some government information about green building projects and tens of companies offering…

How to Grow Chemical Free Grapes

Grapes - Sweetness by Marina Del Castell (Flickr) | Sustainable Suburbia

Do you enjoy a glass of wine, or a bunch of sweet grapes? Did you know that Grapes make the top 10 list of most pesticide laden foods in both Australia and America? Today I am pleased to welcome Guest writer Mackenzie Fox, who describes why that is, an how you can avoid using pesticides…