Thursday Dec 2nd
The Apple Tree in The CourtYard
2060 Moggill Road Kenmore
Come & chat about all things sustainable...........
$12 post conference BBQ
Apple cider vinegar
Castile soap (I use Dr. Bronners liquid and cake)
Spray cleaner for kitchen
1 litre water
1 tsp baking soda
a few drops of liquid soap
10 drops lavender or tea-tree essential oil
(add 1 tsp olive oil for wooden benches)
Dishwasher liquid mix
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup liquid castile soap
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
5 drops tea-tree essential oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
use 2 tbsp per load
Hand dishwashing mix
3 tbsp liquid castile soap
2 cup water
1 tsp glycerine
10 drops lavender essential oil
Wipe with baby oil
Toilet bowl cleaner
Throw ~1 cup baking soda into bowl, add ~1 cup white vinegar, watch it fizz!
Leave ~10 mins then scrub with brush.
Spray tea-tree spray (1 cup water with 30 drops tea-tree essential oil) in and around toilet.
250 ml boiling water
2 tbsp grated Sunlight soap
dissolve about 10 mins, then add
2 tsp glycerine
2 tsp rose water
10 drops essential oil of your choice
Magic night face cream
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tsp apple cider vinegar
~1 tbsp water
3 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
I should have mentioned that this book not only has sections on natural cleaning products, natural beauty and health and the kitchen but also has sections on gardening, how to save money, how to reduce, re-use and recycle and how to manage your life! It’s a fantastic book, I highly recommend it.
Wendyl also has a website http://www.wendylsgreengoddess.co.nz/
I’d love to hear how these recipes work out for you and any other recipes that you would recommend.
"If the mainstream science is broadly right, later in this century we will probably not be squabbling about whether a 37 per cent reduction in allocations to Murray-Darling irrigators is too much; but rather working hard to improve the chance of there being any water at all to allocate."
A poignant slide from Dr Guy Pearse's talk "Is 'Queensland - The Smart State'? - Queensland's Continuing Addiction to Carbon" at UQ on the 28th of October. Full speech with slides available from the UQ Global Change Institute website.
Guy's talk made some very important points, (as summarised on the website), in Queensland "current policy would leave Queensland’s emissions 36% higher in 2050", which is shocking considering QLD already has one of the highest per capita emissions levels in the world and that "Meanwhile, the government is spending billions of dollars on infrastructure to help Queensland double coal exports over the next decade or so. The legacy of that is a state generating more than 50% more greenhouse pollution at home and abroad than Australia’s current national total."
Guy's talk (and the slide above) showed how all the current policy measures are not going to dent the continuing increase in C02 emissions within QLD, and even if they did, are obliterated by the increase in the coal exports we are sending to the rest of the world. Clearly far more government action is needed.