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Ideas to make you shout “SNAP!”

Thinking about environmentally conscious actions you take at home, and whether they are transferable and achievable in our GLAMs?   Here are just a few ideas to get you started, and to make you shout SNAP!, BINGO! or even EUREKA! if that’s your thing.  Recycling: the bare minimum – paper, cans and glass Have you ever considered removing the bins beside desks andContinue reading “Ideas to make you shout “SNAP!””

4 ways to turn your obsession with sustainability into a happy Easter

Easter, like Christmas, is a time of excess but this doesn’t mean you can’t turn it into an exercise in sustainability. We’ve got 4 tips for you to make Easter more sustainable and less indulgent. But don’t worry, we still allow for chocolate and hot cross buns! Recycle the foil from your Easter eggs DidContinue reading “4 ways to turn your obsession with sustainability into a happy Easter”

3 tips to maintain sustainability when life keeps changing

This has been a crazy 12 months. While we all collectively lived through the ongoing COVID pandemic, the additional life changes I personally experienced were changing my career trajectory (hello to everyone in the information world!), starting a new job, buying and moving into my first property, and now awaiting the birth of my firstContinue reading “3 tips to maintain sustainability when life keeps changing”

3 ways to remain true to your goals, like The Dread Pirate Roberts (AKA Westley) from The Princess Bride

Being tasked to write a sustainability BLOG post with the inspiration of ‘Pirate’ is unsusual.  I struggled with how to link pirates back to the goals of the ALIA Sustainable Libraries Group and to sustainability in general.  But then, inspiration struck via my favourite movie – The Princess Bride (apologies to those who have notContinue reading “3 ways to remain true to your goals, like The Dread Pirate Roberts (AKA Westley) from The Princess Bride”

5 sustainable gifts to lessen your waste this Christmas…

Tired of Christmas shopping? We ‘re here to help you out with some last minute Christmas gift ideas that won’t break the budget and are good for the environment too! Book an Aboriginal cultural tour or buy from Trading Blak: There are between 12 000 and 16 000 Indigenous owned businesses in Australia and ChristmasContinue reading “5 sustainable gifts to lessen your waste this Christmas…”

Two ways to imagine time differently that could influence your work sustainability practices

Let’s start with linear time Time in the English language is usually thought of as a line. We are in the middle of the line, behind us are things that happened in the past, and ahead are future events yet to happen. This way of thinking can be useful for the coordination of day-to-day activitiesContinue reading “Two ways to imagine time differently that could influence your work sustainability practices”

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