It is hard to believe that we have had our family blog going for nearly a year now - our first post was after a hectic Christmas break in the 2009 - 2010 summer holidays - the catalyst for a more sustainable way of living. Our goals for 2010 were simple and relatively undefined - we wanted to achieve a more sustainable lifestyle.
As broad as our goals were I feel that we have made lots of small changes that are contributing to a more sustainable life for us. Here are some of our highlights -
We have become more involved with our local community groups. I completed a Permaculture Design Certificate last year which has resulted in the formation of a local permaculture group - Central West Permaculture and we are having fun participating in Permablitzes at various members places and are now starting to organise seminars and workshops for 2011.
We are regular participants in the community garden working bees at the ELF in Orange. Through our involvement in both of these groups we are meeting a wide range of people trying to achieve similar goals which has been inspiring.
The kids in particular really enjoyed the plastic weaving workshops we went to and are now getting ready to create things for the 2011 Waste to Art competition.
We are looking at our areas of consumption and trying to find ways to lesson the impacts.