I enjoy raising awareness in the local community about simple/sustainable living. One of the best ways is to get your mug into the local newspaper.
Sure, the headlines are usually corny, but hey, who cares? Any press is good press as far as I am concerned when it comes to promoting lower consumption, simplicity, and growing your own food.
A big shout out goes to my friend Emma from The Off Grid Solar House for organising the interview with the Melton Leader.
Not a bad little story, if I do say so myself. Hopefully more folks will reach out in my local community.
Don’t forget that if you do live locally, this blog is a great free resource documenting local growing conditions if you want to try growing your own fruit and veg, or even keep your own chooks.
I always answer any questions left in the comments section. Also, if you would like to book a Climate Reality presentation, please get in touch via my contact page.
Finally, due to some personal issues, this weeks podcast will be recorded and published tomorrow evening. Sorry for the delay. It will be well worth the wait.
So what do you think? Does the story get the message out there, or am I kidding myself, and sound like a neo middle-aged hippy?
Over to you.
Lynda D says
Great article. What a happy little garden gnome you are.
Jackie Galleymore says
Well done. If only everyone would follow your example.
Hi Gavin – well done on the article. I have been reading your blog from afar for about 6 months and you have inspired me to build 2 veg gardens, compost and are now investigating water tanks and solar. You are an inspiration!! I particularly like your posts on anti consumerism. I personally am finding more satisfaction spending my weekends in my garden rather than at shopping centres. Keep up the good work. I think your blog is terrific. Cheers Selena.
Nola Kontjonis says
Well done Gavin…..great article. Straight to the point and providing answers and suggestions to live a sustainable lifestyle
Yeah, well done, Gav. We need more of this stuff, that’s for sure. The message is getting out there, but oh, so slow!!
Great article. Simpe but very detailed and you don’t sound too much like a hippy nut. 😉 Keep it up Gav and as you say, any press is good press. 🙂
Loved the news paper article, sustainable living is very satisfying and rewarding, have turned my front yard into a mini hobby farm, have picked up a lot of hints and tips from your blog, thank you.