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.
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 for Hills Bushcare to find more existing groups near you!
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! 🌱 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/
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!
Any questions, want to get more involved in CHEN? - Send us a message!
Today’s Eco-tip is on our Cleaning Products! We use detergents and chemicals in our laundries, sinks, and bathrooms every day that are transferred into our waterways via the sewerage system. Due to the use of our detergents and chemicals, this wastewater can contain a lot of phosphorus and nitrogen which increases the likelihood of unwanted algae and aquatic weeds in our local rivers and creeks.
To avoid this from happening and help our local waterways, let’s use earth-friendly chemicals when washing dishes or washing your laundry!
Today’s eco-tip to help your local environment is planting Native Plant species in your garden!
Planting Native Plants in your garden provides food and shelter for native birds, butterflies and lizards as well as help provide a corridor to connect native animal and plant populations.
Additionally, Australia has long, dry summers and we suffer from water restrictions and an unpredictable climate. Australian native plants are more drought tolerant then exotic plant species so they will save you money on watering them as often. They are easy to grow and once having an established native garden are low maintenance.
PLUS native plants are our heritage, so by planting natives, we are helping to preserve them.
Today we are focusing on the purchase of Reusable items rather then single-use plastics. Plastic not only doesn’t look great in our environment whether that’s by the beach or in a creek, but they also pose threats to native wildlife such as the Platypus.
So its Day 3 and we are cleaning out our gutters of leaf litter! This helps our local environment and nearby waterways such as the Cattai Creek by reducing the number of nutrients such as Phosphorus and Nitrogen that end up overwhelming our waterways.
Instead of chucking out the leaf litter, I put it in my compost bin, using its nutrients for my garden rather than contributing to algae blooms and aquatic weeds to our waterways.