Eco Tips:
Wisdom & Inspiration for Healthy, Sustainable Living

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Organic Food is Better

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“We believe that Organic food tastes better, is better for you and is the only environmentally sustainable food. If what you eat costs your health, costs the earth or is a taste compromise, then what value is it to you or your family?”

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Discover your local Community Gardens

Painting by Marilyn Andrews, Nelson -http://www.marilynandrewsart.co.nz/

Community Gardens come in all shapes and sizes and can be found across the length and breadth of New Zealand. They’re a great way to connect with your local community and environment, improve your neighbourhood and of course, grow fresh produce.

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Margaret Mead – Change the World

Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
– Margaret Mead

Eat your Weeds!

Chickweed pre flowering, early winter, New Zealand

Did you know that some of those ‘weeds’ you’re throwing on the compost heap could be thrown into your next salad?

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Paper Towel Replacement

Eco-Tip: Paper Towel Replacement

Ever wondered what people did before the invention of the paper towel? Here’s an idea that may help you to reduce or entirely replace your use of paper towels in the kitchen and around the house.

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Flush your taps

Water flows from a tap

Research has shown that some water supplies are “plumbosolvent” – they have the ability to dissolve harmful metals, such as lead, from household fittings. What steps can you take to ensure your drinking water is safe?

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Frank Lloyd Wright – Nature

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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
– Frank Lloyd Wright

Grow your Own…

Fresh produce straight from the garden

There’s nothing quite like walking into your back yard, harvesting a fresh salad or collecting veggies for the evening meal or BBQ…

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Denis Hayes – The power to save the planet

Denis Hayes -1980

I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer
– Denis Hayes, Chair, Earth Day Network