A lot of attention has been focussed on some of our avoidable plastic waste – principally single-use plastic bags, coffee cups, bottled water and soft drinks and straws. Plastic products, like so many great inventions, have also created some significant problems.
Boomerang Bags - Helping the Environment Bounce Back
BY: LE VERGNE LEHMANN
LEADING THE WAY
There is a lot of research that demonstrates the fact that gardening is very good for us. Gardens and landscapes have long been designed as sanctuaries and retreats from the stresses of life – from great urban green spaces in many cities to the humblest suburban backyard. But beyond the passive enjoyment of a garden or of being in nature more generally, we also now understand that gardening plays a role as a therapeutic and educational tool.
Created in 2010, eve renovations is an all female construction company based in Brisbane, Australia. It strives to employ qualified tradeswomen and to provide a pathway for female apprentices to work in the construction industry. Directors of eve renovations, Laura Madden and Juanita Mottram, established eve workwear in 2012.
BLARNEY BOOKS & ART
Now here is a revolutionary idea. How would it be if we could return the tens of thousands of “vanity furs” – coats, stoles, etc – back to the animal kingdom from which they were plundered. Sounds far-fetched, we know, but here we talk to an animal welfare advocate Lisa Brennan who, in her own extraordinary way, is doing just that.
Jo Canham established Blarney Books & Art in 2004 in the small and well-known tourist town Port Fairy, Victoria. She has recently joined our team here at Junkies and we thought that by way of introduction, we would share her tales of owning and operating a bookshop.