As a nature lover I am passionate about caring for our environment. Did you know that I chose to spend 8 months of my life travelling Australia and living in a tent! I think this experience gave me the unique opportunity to connect with nature on a deeper level than is present in our modern lives.
I'm a fanatical recycler of everything! And many years ago I stopped buying junk.
I am deeply concerned with the impact our daily lives have on the world around us. I was super excited when my local council recently introduced curbside food scraps recycling, turning it into compost and saving it from land fill.
Even though I'm a tiny speck in the world I want to leave a healthy world to my children. So every week I take my soft plastics back to the supermarket to be made into useful products like park benches. I don't buy clothing if what I have is fine, I even wear my growing kids discarded fashions. I spend countless minutes everyday training my family on the proper use of the recycling symbols on packaging and the correct bins for discarding waste. I walk to the shops instead of driving and I try to buy food that has no packaging. I could go on...don't get me started.... but I'll stop here for now.
One last thing - the packaging I use for wrapping my paintings has all been sustainably sourced so that it is compostable, biodegradable or recyclable.
Obviously sustainable living is a huge interest and priority for me. This is why I'm a big supporter of the work of Planet Ark and a portion of the proceeds from every sale will be donated to support their initiatives.
Planet Ark Environmental Foundation, established in 1992 is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that helps individuals, communities, governments and businesses reduce their impact on the environment. They are one of Australia’s leading environmental behaviour change organisations, with a focus on working collaboratively and positively.
Some of their programs include -
Clear and concise recycling labels for packaging
Helping to facilitate the transition to a circular economy for Australia
Helping businesses reduce their environmental impact
Collecting 49 million printer cartridges by the end of March 2021 for recycling
Closing the paper recycling loop
Encourage the increased use of responsibly sourced wood as a building material and a main choice for furniture, toys, and other household items
National Recycling Week
National Tree Day helps you connect with nature by planting trees and shrubs to improve our natural environment.
Planet Ark Power, a clean energy engineering company and sister organisation to Planet Ark, aims to support and accelerate Australia’s transition to renewable energy sources
Recycling Near You is Australia’s most comprehensive recycling information service