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Tuesday
Aug132013

Links and Resources

  •  Local councils directory – Search for local council contact details; links to local laws; area, housing and population statistics and employment opportunities.

Collaborative Consumption

  • Story of Stuff Video – The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.
  • Open Shed – Why buy when you can share? We can make use of the latest gadgets, still have exciting life experiences and de-clutter our lives at the same time through sharing what we have with other people. We CAN make a difference through being smart about our consumption.

Eco-friendly Resources

  • Green Painters - GreenPainters is the sustainability initiative of the National Institute of Painting and Decorating. It is the national eco-certification program for painting contractors; providing training, consumer information and skills to promote environmentally preferable coatings technology.  

Hoarding and Chronic Disorganisation

  • Children of Hoarders - a not-for profit organization made up of volunteer COH, dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of the unique challenges facing children of hoarders™ while helping them to support themselves and each other.

Shop Ethically & Sustainably

  • Fair trade Australia – Find out more about fair trade and where to buy fair trade products within Australia and New Zealand.
  • Lillypilly Silk – Fair trade 100% silk products hand-woven and sewn in Cambodia supporting impoverished families in the Takeo Province. 
  • Oz Giftz – Fair trade, unique and handmade Australian and New Zealand souvenir gifts made in South Africa, supporting impoverished communities. Order custom-made beaded gifts for your brand or business.
  • Wishbone Design Studio – Designs and creates bikes that transform and can be used for children aged 1-5 years. They are committed to social, ethical and environmental sustainability in everything they do – through raw materials to where and how they manufacture, office systems and support for other interests.
  • Zeega – Australian-made organic clothing aiming to bring ‘The Passion back into Fashion’. They have very passionate ethics regarding supporting Australian industry, sustainability, environment, fair trade and transparency.