The WINNER of the Cattai Challenge is…..Leanne Tran!

The WINNER of the Cattai Challenge is…

The WINNER of the Cattai Challenge is…..Leanne Tran!!Her Eco-tip was Worm Farming! This enabled her to divert her household food waste from landfill and instead use it for her worms 🐛😁We are very excited to give away our Eco- Bundle to Leanne and we thank her for sharing with us her Eco-tip 💚

Posted by Cattai Hills Environment Network CHEN on Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Her Eco-tip was Worm Farming! This enabled her to divert her household food waste from landfill and instead use it for her worms.

We are very excited to give away our Eco- Bundle to Leanne and we thank her for sharing with us her Eco-tip.

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Day 14 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day Everyone!

Today’s last and final Eco-tip is concerning the plastic endemic again!

When out food shopping, instead of using plastic bags to hold your fruit and vegetables, bring with you some Reusable Produce Bags!

The ones I have, from EVERECO are actually made from Recycled plastic water bottles! So that is another Eco bonus

These Produce Bags come with our Eco-bundle too, so be sure to post a photo of you helping your environment on our page by 5pm today to WIN our Eco-bundle!

Best of luck!

Day 13 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Reduce Your Purchasing Habits

Day 13 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Reduce Your Purchasing Habits

Today’s Eco Tip is about reducing our purchasing habits.

Clothing is a great example of an item that we purchase regularly, and it has been getting more regular as fast-fashion becomes more prone in our society. 

The production of clothing uses a lot of our natural resources such as land and water.

‘In fact, it takes on average 10,000 litres of water to cultivate just one kilogram of raw cotton Read more…

Day 12 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Recycling your Soft Plastics

Day 12 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Recycling your Soft Plastics

The Eco tip of the day is Recycling your Soft Plastics!♻️

Collect your soft plastics and return them to Coles or Woolworths, where they will be a bin waiting for your waste to be recycled!

Having ONE Bin in the household was the norm, where all our waste went straight to landfill. Nowadays there are other ways we can dispose of our waste more thoughtfully. 😁

Soft plastics include:
– Shopping bags including ‘green’ bags
– Fresh Fruit and Veggie bags and wrappers
– Bread bags
– Cereal box liners
– Biscuit wrappers and confectionary packaging
– Rice and pasta packets
– Frozen food bags

Day 12 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge! The Eco tip of the day is Recycling your Soft Plastics!♻️ Collect your soft plastics and return them to Coles or Woolworths, where they will be a bin waiting for your waste to be recycled! Having ONE Bin in the household was the norm, where all our waste went straight to landfill. Nowadays there are other ways we can dispose of our waste more thoughtfully. 😁Soft plastics include: – Shopping bags including ‘green’ bags- Fresh Fruit and Veggie bags and wrappers- Bread bags- Cereal box liners- Biscuit wrappers and confectionary packaging- Rice and pasta packets – Frozen food bags

Posted by Cattai Hills Environment Network CHEN on Sunday, 19 April 2020

Day 11 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Support an Organisation

Day 11 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Support an Organisation

Today’s tip is all about supporting an organisation that is making fundamental change to Australia’s bush land.

I am donating to Bush Heritage Australia

“They buy and manage land for conservation and partner with Aboriginal groups and other land owners (such as farmers), to help them plan and achieve conservation goals on their land too”

Day 11 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge!

Day 11 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge!Today’s tip is all about supporting an organisation that is making fundamental change to Australia’s bush land! I am donating to Bush Heritage Australia!“They buy and manage land for conservation and partner with Aboriginal groups and other land owners (such as farmers), to help them plan and achieve conservation goals on their land too”Link to website: https://www.bushheritage.org.au/what-we-doIf there is an organisation that you have heard of and you love the work they are doing for the environment, help them out by donating, sharing their work on social media or even find out about volunteering opportunities!It’s a great way to help our local environment from home during isolation.If there is an organisation you love, please share it with us on our page! That can be your way of entering the Cattai Challenge as you help your local environment by spreading the good work of these organisations. 🌳😊

Posted by Cattai Hills Environment Network CHEN on Saturday, 18 April 2020

Link to website: https://www.bushheritage.org.au/what-we-do. You can also find them on Facebook and learn about the properties and species they encounter day to day on their Instagram @bushheritageaus.

If there is an organisation that you have heard of and you love the work they are doing for the environment, help them out by donating, sharing their work on social media or even find out about volunteering opportunities.

It’s a great way to help our local environment from home during isolation.

If there is an organisation you love, please share it with us on our page! That can be your way of entering the Cattai Challenge as you help your local environment by spreading the good work of these organisations. 

Day 9 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Join a Bush care group

Day 9 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Join a Bush care group

Today’s Eco- tip is to join your local Bush Care Group!

Day 9 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge!

Day 9 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge! Today’s Eco- tip is to join your local Bush Care Group!CHEN is offering the chance to be a part of a Bush Care Group at the Fred Caterson Reserve 😁This Bush Care group will involve bush regeneration activities along with other social activities such as:🌳 BBQ’s🌳 Bush Walks with detective trails 🌳 Yoga in Nature🌳 Tree planting🌳 Painting🌳 Bird Spotting🌳 Frog ID🌳 Tea leaf making The possibilities are endless! We hope to meet monthly. Of course during COVID19 we cannot begin meeting up for these bushcare activities just yet but in the mean time we would love to know who would want to be involved once isolation is lifted!If you would like to receive more information about joining a Bush Care group in the near future, please comment below and we will send you some details! If you would like to join another Bush Care group in a different area, click this link to find more existing groups near you!https://www.thehills.nsw.gov.au/Services/Environmental-Management/Bushcare/Join-a-Bushcare-Group

Posted by Cattai Hills Environment Network CHEN on Thursday, 16 April 2020

CHEN is offering the chance to be a part of a Bush Care Group at the Fred Caterson Reserve 😁

This Bush Care group will involve bush regeneration activities along with other social activities such as:

BBQ’s
Bush Walks with detective trails
Yoga in Nature
Tree planting
Painting
Bird Spotting
Frog ID
Tea leaf making

The possibilities are endless! We hope to meet monthly. Of course during COVID19 we cannot begin meeting up for these bushcare activities just yet but in the mean time we would love to know who would want to be involved once isolation is lifted!

If you would like to receive more information about joining a Bush Care group in the near future, please comment below and we will send you some details!

If you would like to join another Bush Care group in a different area, click this link for Hills Bushcare to find more existing groups near you!

Day 8 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Grow Your Own Food

Day 8 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – Grow Your Own Food

Today’s tip is about the benefits of growing your own food for the environment from home!

Benefits include:
🌱 Reducing food miles, emissions and food waste (from being damaged during transport and being rejected by Supermarkets due to aesthetics)
🌱 Reducing the use of plastic packaging
🌱 Avoids the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilisers on our food
🌱 Prevents large areas of bushland being cut down to make way for Agriculture, therefore also protecting our Native Wildlife’s habitat 🐨 🌳

Day 8 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge!

Day 8 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge! 🌱 Today’s tip is about the benefits of growing your own food for the environment from home!Benefits include:🌱 Reducing food miles, emissions and food waste (from being damaged during transport and being rejected by Supermarkets due to aesthetics)🌱 Reducing the use of plastic packaging🌱 Avoids the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilisers on our food 🌱 Prevents large areas of bushland being cut down to make way for Agriculture, therefore also protecting our Native Wildlife’s habitat 🐨 🌳 If you don’t want to grow your own food but want to support locally grown produce, let me introduce to you… Community Supported Agriculture!CSA is a model that connects farmers and consumers; people buy shares in a farms projected harvest in advance and then receive regular deliveries of fresh produce! 🥬 🥕 🍎 Below is a link to an example of a CSA:http://harvestfarms.com.au/

Posted by Cattai Hills Environment Network CHEN on Wednesday, 15 April 2020

If you don’t want to grow your own food but want to support locally grown produce, let me introduce to you… Community Supported Agriculture!

CSA is a model that connects farmers and consumers; people buy shares in a farms projected harvest in advance and then receive regular deliveries of fresh produce!  🍎

Below is a link to an example of a CSA:
http://harvestfarms.com.au/

Day 7 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – How Our Pets May be Influencing Our Environment

Day 7 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge – How Our Pets May be Influencing Our Environment

How our pets may be influencing the health of our local environment 🐶🐱

Day 7 of the 14 Day Cattai Challenge! How our pets may be influencing the health of our local environment 🐶🐱

Posted by Cattai Hills Environment Network CHEN on Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Half way – How are you going?

Half way – How are you going?
We are half way through this challenge,  thank you to everyone who has been posting and sharing their eco tips and behaviours. Here's a quick look at a few of things that will be in the eco bundle....
Reusable items such as this reusable, biodegradable cutlery set, helps reduce our need to buy plastic items and therefore reduce the likelihood of them ending up in our local waterways or oceans.
This item will be included in the Eco-Bundle! 
One of the Eco- Products that come in our Eco-bundle
Trendy Reusable Bag along with many other eco-gifts.
Post a photo or video of you helping your local environment onto our page! 

Love these Reusable Produce Bags to take with you to the supermarket.
Let’s make this the norm in society by choosing to use these rather then single-use plastic bags.
They come in our Eco-Bundle! 
A Stainless Steel Straw is included in our ECO-BUNDLE!
These are a great way to reduce your single-use plastic consumption.
So, for your chance to win, send us a photo of you doing something to help your local environment! 

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