Sustainable Living

Trees can have a positive impact on our blood pressure.

Deep forest diving

July 2021

In an extract from his new book The Heartbeat of Trees, Peter Wohlleben delves into the benefits of spending time in forests.

Fighting for our forests

June 2021

Our editor, Steve Payne, lives among the forests of the subtropical Northern Rivers of NSW, an area fought for by protesters in the late '70s – a fight that is still going on in many parts of the world.

Logging in Papua New Guinea

Our life-giving forests

June 2021

In Issue 126 (Winter 2021), Dr Reese Halter celebrates the carbon-storing, rain-creating and simple majesty of trees.

The Reconciliation Park Community Garden in Redfern.

Growing a community garden

February 2021

After five years of waiting and with high-rise developments closing in, residents living near a small park in Sydney’s inner-city suburb of Redfern are growing organic food and they have even convinced the council to make the whole space chemical-free. Malcolm McGuire writes.

Wild orange and vanilla lip balm by Harriet Birrell

Make your own: lip balm

December 2020

Why not go waste and chemical-free by making your own home and personal care products from scratch. Here’s a recipe to get you started from Natural Harry, aka Harriet Birrell. 

Life according to Kevin McCloud

February 2020

In our latest issue Kylie McGregor talks with Kevin McCloud, environmentalist, writer and intriguing host of BAFTA award-winning Grand Designs, who is currently in Australia for a one-man stage show. 

By supporting the soil we will help the planet.

Taking care of our planet

December 2019

Linda Cockburn says we can all take effective action to bring about necessary change to help our planet. We can start with supporting our soils.

The slow clothing movement

November 2019

Slow fashion advocate Jane Milburn says it’s time we paid as much attention to the eco-footprint of our clothing, as we do to our food.

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