I don’t know why, but it feels very powerful and motivating when a bunch of women get together for a good cause – so I was pretty keen to join the 1 Million Women campaign which is all about getting 1 million Australian women to pledge to make a sustainable change. Afterall, women make some pretty influential decisions in the family home and we’re raising the future generations!
1 Million Women is pretty simple: Join up and make pledges to save at least 1 tonne of CO2 emissions. Just go through the list and tick whatever boxes you’d like to try. It can be as easy or as challenging as you’d like to make it. You can even attempt one thing at a time.
There are several categories you can choose from (Food, Household, Teens, Shopping, Getting Around & Renewable Energy) – with each item giving you an explanation of how you can make the change.
When I was done I discovered my household would have 15,825kg of CO2 savings a year (that’s almost 16 tonnes!) just by making sustainable choices, most of which I am already doing.
Go on, be an influential woman!
Hulbert Street Sustainability Fiesta 2010 (photo from fremantle.wa.gov.au)
If you would like some eco inspiration you should check out the Hulbert Street Sustainability Fiesta this weekend.
Hulbert Street, located in Fremantle, is known as ‘The Sustainable Street’. It homes The Painted Fish (who provide sustainable and unique accomodation and a living art gallery) as well as many artists homes.
Last year’s Fiesta saw two homes, five artist’s studios and seven gardens open to the public – as well as over 90 stalls, 100 performing artists, 30 speakers and over 5,000 visitors!
This is a truly unique way of getting inspired to live a sustainable life – you get to check out real sustainable homes and even meet the owners, see how other people are making their lives sustainable and economical, and its also a great place to source local sustainable produce!
Best of all? IT’S FREE!
Just check out this below video to see what it’s all about!