This blog is About our Green Journey.
However, our story is not just about putting some green technology into an old house but the overall process of developing a gentler and kinder way of living on the planet.
WHY DO WE WANT TO GO PUBLIC WITH OUR STORY?
Jane, Greg, Peter and Caitlin are passionate about the environment and deeply concerned about the health of all living systems.
We are endeavouring to live with consciousness and as gently as possible, with our carbon footprint in mind. We extend our energy into our community, getting involved in projects and organisations that share our intentions.
We are blessed to have the resources to be even greener closer to home, and our most recent project has been to create an urban space to live in that utilizes as much green technology as possible e.g. solar, and water harvesting. We are excited to be growing organic food, utilizing permaculture techniques, beekeeping and indigenous gardening. We are aiming to develop an environment that is wildlife friendly, beautiful and peaceful to live, work and play in.
Our Mission is to provide inspiration, information and motivation to others to follow suit. We wish to de-bunk myths such as ‘green is ugly, green is for tree huggers, green is too expensive/complicated/ irrelevant.
This blog covers everything from solar power, to beekeeping, vertical and roof gardens, permaculture, indigenous gardens to natural swimming pools and much more. It will endeavour to be practical as well as inspirational.
We look forward to sharing our journey with you and have faith that with all our collective energies we can contribute to reversing ourselves and our planet from this dreadful ‘tipping point’ we have found ourselves at.
The posts are also intended to be a ‘How To Guide’ so if you are interested in such topics as vertical gardens, roof gardens, green building materials etc., typing key words into the search bar will get you to relevant information quickly.
When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves. ~David Orr
A human being is part of the whole, called by us “Universe,” a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole [of] nature in its beauty. ~Albert Einstein, 1950