Struggling to find a ways to celebrate a sustainable Christmas, without costing the earth, check out our top 20 tips for sustainable Christmas.
- Reusable gifts over disposable, example a beautiful refillable fountain pen
- Experiences over stuff- Movie tickets, days to together
- Repurpose- household paper and fabric for gift wrapping
- Make it, bake it, grow it- gifts, decorations- fill recycled jars with edible gifts
- Think and shop local- coffee vouchers for local café
- Recycled content- look for gifts with high recycled content
- 100 Food Mile- source food within your local area, enjoy a meat free Christmas
- Give the gift of time- hire a cleaner for a loved one, to free up time for good stuff
- Quality design over poor design and quality- generally lasts longer and repairable
- Read recycling labels- ensure your waste goes in the right bin
- Refuse excess packaging- look for products with less packaging, if you can’t avoid it, rethink how to reuse the packaging
- Accept it when someone tells you “ I don’t want a gift for Christmas, time with you is the perfect gift”
- Offer a helping hand- Gift your time and skills to help someone
- Reduce food waste- plan, plan and plan your menu and portions
- Walk between Christmas functions- leave the car at home, walk, ride a bike or take public transport
- Collaborative Consumption- rather than buy tools and toys join your local tool library or toy library
- Less is More- put money towards a one big gift rather than small things which clutter your home example: family holiday
- Sustain yourself- delegate chores and food preparation
- Preloved and fair-trade gifts
- Ask what people would like for Christmas, if you are uncomfortable asking play the detective and snoop.
Bonus tip: Offset your Christmas carbon footprint, check out https://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx
Is there someone in your life that would benefit from a little decluttering and order, why not order a signed copy of our Tanya’s book STUFF OFF! Suffocated by clutter? Practical tips that won’t cost the earth to rid your life of clutter.
From all the team at Eco Organiser® we would like to wish you a safe and happy festive season and look forward to bringing more tips, ideas, workshops and webinars to you in 2019
The 10Rs© Rethink Responsible Refuse Repurpose Reorganise Repair Reduce Reuse Recycle Reward
Ecologically-aware organiser and author Tanya Lewis returns to Moonee Ponds to challenges us to rethink consumption, turn chaos into opportunities and free ourselves from the vicious clutter cycle to regain control over our time and space.
Free yourself from the clutter cycle
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Tanya Lewis is on a mission to prove that being organised needn’t cost the earth. Her approach and practical tips will help you discover the things you really need, and want – and make it easier for you to find them in your home.
Tanya’s emphasis is on regaining control over our time and space by using mindful and ethical consumption. Before we buy anything, she challenges us to think about the following questions: do I really need it? Will I use it? When I’m finished with it, how can I dispose of it?
Reminding us of the link between overconsumption and clutter, Tanya’s workshops are based on a series of practical, helpful principles to help us live a richer, happier life.
- How to identify clutter
- How to ethically declutter
- How to think and act local
- How to turn clutter into opportunities
and start living the life you want, without costing the earth.
More about Tanya Lewis…
Motivational speaker, author and workshop leader, Tanya Lewis helps us regain control over our time and space in an eco-friendly way, as an ecologically-aware organiser
Tanya has helped over 6000+ people organise their living and work spaces and diverted an estimated 33,000kg unwanted items from landfill. Author of Stuff Off, Tanya regularly contributes to national TV and ABC 774 radio and has been a spokesperson for numerous organisations, including Ambassador Planet Ark, Mobile Muster, Mobile For A Meal, was Ambassador for Garage Sale Trail 2018 and presented at the Sydney Opera House Antidote festival of ideas.
Declutter and save time, stop robbing yourself of precious time with family, friends, children, adding layers of stress that cost money and adds to our carbon footprint.
Join Tanya Lewis from Eco Organiser® at this free workshop and learn how to simplify your life, without costing the earth!
The 10R’s™ stand for Rethink, Responsible, Refuse, Repurpose, Reorganise, Repair, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Reward.
Decrease your stress levels, clear your mind and save valuable time and money by learning strategies to better organise and manage your household clutter.
Ecologically-aware organiser and author Tanya Lewis returns to Hobart to challenges us to rethink consumption, turn chaos into opportunities and free ourselves from the vicious clutter cycle to regain control over our time and space.
Free yourself from the clutter cycle
Shellharbour do you want to declutter and downsize but don’t know where to start?
Ecologically-aware organiser and author Tanya Lewis challenges us to rethink our relationship to stuff and turn clutter into opportunities to regain control over our time and space.
Downsize and start living the dream
Mother nature has a way of reminding us when things are going right and when she is upset. With 2016 and 2017 on record as being the hottest years, and bush fires in the Arctic circle, she is start to tell us something.
Through small changes in our lifestyle we can make a difference, we have already seen the impact War on Waste has had in Australia; on mass people are refusing the plastic bottle, straw and shopping bags, recycling e waste not hoarding it and letting our supermarkets we are ok with bent banana’s but not ok with excess packaging.
I would like to throw one more into the mix.
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A sneak peak into an eco organised home and life.
Long time friend and fellow professional organiser Tanya Lea of Declutterhome, finally persuaded founder of Eco Organiser Tanya Lewis to open the door to her home and life and share her story and tell us a little about The 10R’s.
Full story : An eco organised life with Tanya Lewis