Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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A day trip to the ACT to visit 2 exhibitions:
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
List of co-op's in Sydney:
Manly Food Co-operative www.manlyfoodcoop.org
21B Whistler St
Manly NSW 2095
Alfalfa House Co-operative www.alfalfahouse.org
113 Enmore Road
Enmore NSW 2042
Blue Mountains Food Co-op www.bluemtnsfood.asn.au
Shop 1&2 Ha’Penny Lane
Katoomba NSW 2780
Green Tucker Store Co-op www.greentucker.org.au
Shop 4, 51 Arthur St
Forestville NSW 2087
Thoughtful Foods Co-op www.thoughtfulfoods.org.au
University of New South Wales
The USYD Food Co-op www.usydfoodcoop.org.au
Level 4 Wentworth Building
University of Sydney
UTS Food Co-op www.sa.uts.edu.au/services.foodcoop
Level 3, UTS Tower Building 1 Broadway
Broadway NSW 2008
...and if you want more info on co-op's, you can go here!
p.s. the three images are works by Stuart Haygarth, who works on design projects that revolve around collecting discarded and recycled plastics.
Friday, July 3, 2009
I have discovered a food co-operative near my work. You may have heard of a co- op or be already shopping at one, but they are amazing havens for people going off disposable packaging.
They're '...a not for profit community owned shop' and their goals are to:
- offer the best health option food possible, that is, organic or biodynamic; and if that is not available, offer the next best thing e.g. chemical-free
- offer food that has been produced with environmental sensitivity
- purchase in bulk, thus offering customers the best price available on goods
- avoid waste created by over-packaging by encouraging customers to re-use jars, bags and containers
When you walk in, you wash your hands. (as you are handling all the foods out of the containers.) They even have little towels above the sink for you to dry your hands with!
You then choose your foods... they have everything from chocolate, grains, pasta, rice, spices, tea, coffee, miso, snacks, cleaning products, shampoo!
You scoop the food into your container(plastic kit to the rescue!), and then pay for it at the register!
I can't believe that I was even able to buy fresh tofu and umeboshi(japanese pickled plum)...I thought I was going to have to give it up or start making it myself!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
2.female hygiene products,
I have decided that my embarrassingly huge consumption of magazines must go.
So there you have it!
Not that it makes it sound any better but these were my regular reads:
Out of all those magazines, I have found that Dumbo Feather is the only magazine made from 100% Australian recycled paper(no plastic coating, which means..."dear plastic" friendly!) and printed using vegetable inks.
Thank you Dumbo Feather!