Three Little Things – #take3forthesea

Some of the most effective campaigns I have come across are so simple and so easy to incorporate into our busy lives that it almost seems too obvious. One such campaign is Take 3 for the Sea, where beach goers are encouraged to pick up three pieces of rubbish as they leave the beach and…

Refugee Story Telling

“Compassion in action” is the motivating phrase of our Refugee Story Telling Nights. We unite as a community to listen to the real life stories of refugees. When you listen, really listen, you move away from generalisations and towards a deeper understanding of what it means to run from conflict, away from your livelihood and…

Compost Vs. Worm Farming – Eco Home PART 2.

It was only after studying permaculture for 12 months that I really understood why someone should choose a worm farm over a compost system or vice versa. Although the details and chemical processes are quiet complicated the decision making process is easy. Now if the perfect time to start setting one up. As the weather…

How to Have an Eco Clean Home. PART 1

Here are a few recipes, tried and tested by me for an Eco-Clean Home! Trying new things can be a little intimidating. It took me a while to ween myself off store bought and plastic packaged cleaning products. I was scared I’d melt my bench top or accidentally poison myself if I tried anything homemade….

The day a 5 year old changed the world.

Easter is coming up quickly. The smell of chocolate and hot cross buns is filling up stores and homes. The buzz is building. But why? I have recently been baffled by the concept of gifting around Easter, Christmas and all other occasions. The fact that we often spend almost equal amounts of money on one…

Can we change the world? Really?

Dear beautiful people of the world, I met a lovely man who works for an environmental NGO on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland (Australia). I asked for a meeting to chat about my approach with The One World Collective (www.facebook.com/theoneworldcollective). In a nutshell he said that any attempt to change the world is useless unless we…

How to Create Positive Change… for us (and the environment)!

First of all we have to fully understand that the title of this blog is misleading. “For us and the environment” implies we are separate from the environment that surrounds us. We are not, we are very much a part of it. I am going to be really obvious and straightforward here. We (humans) have…

Finding Your Tribe

I often wrangle with the dilemma of not being able to find my tribe, to find that physical space (with like-minded others) that preferably already exists. But am I chasing a dream, chasing something that can never exist. Afterall I am ever changing aren’t I? So in order to find my tribe “they” would have…

Love Social Enterprise? We do too!

Check out this great blog on our social enterprise project, ecobling.org! “When it comes to Social Enterprise there are many options to explore. One such option is not often thought about and is frequently regarded as a member of the capitalist and consumerist machine. We’re talking about the world of fashion; a world of seasonal…

Time to prep!

Well, winter is coming up quickly for the southern hemisphere and likewise for summer in the northern parts of the world. The change of seasons gives us a great chance to prep our homes and gardens for earth friendly practices therefore reducing our impact on the local and global environment. So here are some tips…

Reflections at Thumb Creek

It is another world there. Thumb Creek Retreat, in the hills of the Central Coast in New South Wales, Australia, is an example of sustainable living to be reckoned with. Everything there waits patiently for you to stop, breathe and take in the natural beauty that surrounds you. With the owners, Bill & Tamika, their…

Join us, all 400+ of us – it is amazing what we do here!

We, at The One World Collective (OWC), are so proud of the fact that over 400 wonderful people now make up our global membership community. And this group just keeps growing! Our membership community is so important, and here is why… Without forming connections, without building and strengthening communities (urban and rural), without sharing with…