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Auckland Millennial Achievement Unlocked! Cycling an @onzo_nz half way across Central Auckland. Trying to find an @onzo_nz when I actually needed one has been difficult. Was pretty stoked to find one in a few minutes today. Unfortunately it didn't have a helmet, so I stuck to the back roads and footpath. The lack of gears also made for some slow cycling. A ride that would usually take 35-40mins took me 50min because of this. This was way faster and cheaper than catching public transport though! It would have been 2 buses or 2 trains taking about 1 hour 20 minutes!
Been making lots of compost cookies (or hodge podge biscuits) lately to declutter my pantry baking shelf. Pretty tasty cookies, featuring an assortment of sweet and savoury fillings. Recipe can be found on @love_food_hate_waste_nz
Did another podcast this week, this time on the Keep Auckland Beautiful show. I yarned about living waste free, the community fridge and my tiny house build. Here's a throwback pic from another podcast I did earlier this year, and forgot to share lol. http://www.planetaudio.org.nz/listen/keep-auckland-beautiful/eco-auckland/376201
How cute is this reusable pad? This was handmade in my local community for @unitedsustainablesisters, an amazing group of wāhine that I'm proud to be part of. If you wanna manage your menstruation sustainably, and have cute accessories while doing so, I highly recommend switching to a cup and reusable pads. Hit up @unitedsustainablesisters and we can help sort you out. USS is a social enterprise and operate on a buy one/donate one model.
Quick grocery shop at my local @paknsave_nz today, the checkout lady was so friendly, wasn't bothered by all of my loose produce and was impressed with my reusable bags. That's great you're trying to save the planet! Woah look at these little bags! I love it! These bags are always in my car, the green shopping one is at least 10 years old (one of those nasty nylon ones), the bread bag was made by me using secondhand fabrics and the little bulk bag (full of 🍫) is from @myvitabag.
I wrote a blog post about the building materials I used for my tiny house. I discuss keeping it eco friendly and low waste, but also easy for a building noob. Link in my bio on comments below 😊
NZs native Werewerekōkako mushrooms (Entoloma hochstetteri), growing along the Heaphy Track, Kahurangai National Park.
It's fashion revolution week, where consumers ask companies #whomademyclothes @fash_rev_ausnz 5 years ago the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. It was the 4th largest industrial disaster in history. Rana Plaza had 5 garment factories manufacturing clothes for big global brands. I've not purchased an item of clothing brand new in 3 years. I buy secondhand, do clothes swaps with my friends and mend what I already have. This week I learned to darn, thanks to YouTube! I darned this pair of @icebreakernz wool socks I purchased a few years ago. These are my tramping socks, so they get quite a bit of wear and they weren't cheap! I was happy to see that @icebreakernz received an A+ on a recent @tearfundnz Ethical Fashion guide. Unfortunately, there were a large number of big brands who didn't receive good grades. Even NZs own @trelisecooper scored an F. Guys, don't support fast fashion-its fucking shit. Support local, ethical brands of buy secondhand. If you're interested in this topic I highly recommend reading Wardrobe Crisis by @mrspress.