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Imagine if common garden plants were once again our first pharmacy?

This guest post is from Clara Bitcon, a naturopath and herbalist. Image used with permission from Sally Yoder of Nat...

Imagine if all your good habits stuck?

It’s not an easy task getting new habits to autopilot stage. We’ve written before about  how certain sustainable be...

Re-imagine your food 'scraps'

Give a Fork! is a cheekily named initiative from the good folks at Sustainable Table, who are all about educating the m...

Imagine recognition for your ethical efforts?

If you like reading about sustainable living, we think the chances of you being involved in a sustainable or ethical ent...

What if plastic wrap was viewed the same as plastic bags?

Plastic wrap – it’s really bad, guys. Cling-film, gladwrap, sandwich wrap, whatever you want to call it. It’s almo...

Imagine if green bags became one of history’s eco-fails?

Some of us never leave home without our green bags (or some variation of them). They were introduced to Australian consu...

What if global sporting events could change global sustainability behaviour?

Global sporting events are getting bigger each year, building huge stadiums, facilities and even suburbs for athletes an...

What if effective market research took less than a minute?

Forget focus groups. Screw surveys! It’s common knowledge that people don’t always do what they say they would, and ...

What if we had the power to change the world by simply changing ourselves?

To answer this question we need to consider what it means to change the world. When said in this way, changing the world...

What if your usual spending could help charitable causes?

Traditionally, giving to charities tends to involve either time (volunteering etc) or money (direct donations/sponsorshi...

Imagine if the answers to your wishes could be provided by friendly strangers?

Lily Cole likes possibilities. Which is why she likes chess, and also why she started her project Impossible.com. It la...

What if we all shopped at farmers' markets?

Over the past 15 years the popularity of farmers’ markets has grown exponentially. The reasons are obvious for foodies...

What if all food was grown and distributed locally?

The South East Food Hub is a successful project that demonstrates great benefit for the community and farmers, and bet...

What if the world’s roads could power the world?

Solar Roadways is a tiny company (an American couple and a few volunteers) who have really big dreams. Dreams that coul...

Imagine if you knew the truth about where your clothes came from – from the label?

Unless you live in a nudist colony, clothing ourselves is not something we can avoid. Clothes play a pretty critical rol...

What if there was no distinction between style and sustainability?

It’s one thing to use sustainable and recycled materials in new products, but it’s another entirely to incorporate g...

Imagine a meal grown from your balcony?

Whether you have a balcony, rooftop, courtyard or just a windowsill, you can still have beautiful home grown produce. Cr...

Imagine eating your bronzer and drinking your toner?

To say that someone is a ‘natural beauty’ is a compliment of the highest order. Is it just us, or is the concept bec...

Imagine having honey on your roof…

There's quite a buzz around urban food projects, and Rooftop Honey is one Melbourne-based organisation  that has been...

An idea inspired by living life to its fullest

Making the most of our time on earth is, really, what life is about. We are all about starting with our daily lives and ...

Imagine if we judged food on taste rather than appearance?

Bill Henderson is a potato farmer. For 40 years his family has grown potatoes on their land in Trentham for frozen food...

What if what you’d been told about asylum seekers was wrong?

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Imagine if you could share your neighbour's car?

How well do you share? We’ve gone from neighbours sharing a cup of sugar, to sharing our every thought on social media...

What if you could indulge in Easter choccy without (some of the) guilt?

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Imagine if someone asked you to pay for fresh air?

Well that’s exactly what the clever folks from Yarra Water did in their recent campaign. Dupe is a concept store...

What if someone gave you instructions for happiness?

Happiness seems too arbitrary a concept to achieve with a set of instructions, however many agree that there are some ru...

Fashion Revolution Day

What if we all wore our clothes inside out for a day?

On purpose, that is. This April 24th you have a good excuse to show your seams. It’s the date of the 1st annivers...

Whats mine is yours

Imagine if consumption trends reduced spending and waste?

Buy, consume, dispose – such is the widely accepted framework that we consumers accept and operate within.  But turni...

What if we designed business processes that imitate nature?

Biomimicry is the practice of learning from and then emulating nature to solve human problems and create more sustainabl...

Imagine if there was a handbook for business sustainability?

Stop imagining, because now there is … and it’s called The Groundwork Guidebook! The team at Impact Sustainabilit...

What if we all stopped wasting food?

Reducing household food waste is the Numero Uno priority this year for Sustainable Table. So much so that they cre...

Vivenne Westwood Africa Collection

Imagine if supply chain wasn't a dirty word?

These amazing accessories support international development. The United Nations' International Trade Centre's Ethical ...

Imagine if you could do away with the ironing board?

And your excuse? Doing less laundry will help save the ozone layer. A project undertaken by The Otto Group, Sustain C...

Meat Free Week recipes by Sustainable Table

Imagine if we ate less meat and more veg

Making a small change to the way we eat by eating a little less meat and more veg could win us the trifecta – a health...

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