Blog

Why I’m Keeping Chickens (for Zero Waste)

I’ve loved the idea of having chickens since my days of renting an upstairs apartment. I was hopeful in my last place that it might be possible, but being a strata (7 units on a single block with 7 owners and opinions – plus tenants in the mix) there needed to be consensus, and alas […]

6 reasons I\'m keeping chickens (for zero waste) from Treading My Own Path | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living | urban permaculture, why keep chickens, how to look after chickens, urban chook keeping, zero waste garden,  reduce food waste, chicken blog, practical chicken keeping, sustainable living, low waste lifestyle, how to reduce waste. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

A guide to men’s ethical + organic underwear

Underwear is something that most of us buy new. It’s something that I buy new. 90% of my wardrobe is second-hand, and I try to make sure that those things I do buy new are as sustainable and ethical as possible. (Because I buy most things second-hand, I can afford to spend a little more […]

A guide to men’s ethical + organic underwear from Treading My Own Path | Lindsay Miles | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Ethical wardrobe, ethical undies, organic cotton, men\'s pants, men\'s boxers, boxer shorts, hemp underwear, eco-friendly choices, capsule wardrobe, ethical fashion, plastic-free underwear, organics basics, GOTS certified cotton, green living. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

Zero waste, plastic-free, low carbon living: do individual actions matter?

As someone who has written about individual action (such as making better personal choices, and eco-friendly swaps) a lot, I’m sure you can guess where I’m going with this. Yes – spoiler alert – our individual actions matter. But what do we actually mean when we say that they ‘matter’? Is individual action really enough? […]

Zero waste, plastic-free, low carbon living: do individual actions matter? from Treading My Own Path | Lindsay Miles | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Climate action, how to reduce my eco footprint, eco-friendly swaps, climate justice, green living, sustainability in action, there is no planet B, how to take action for climate change, reduce waste. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

Zero waste gardening: turning lawn into food, starting with compost

This year, I’m turning my attention to transforming my garden from lawn into (a version of a) food forest. Think fruit trees, veggies, herbs and edible natives. If you’re new here, you might not know that I moved house last October: away from my previous place with its shared community garden, to a new space… […]

Zero waste gardening: turning lawn into food, starting with compost, from Treading My Own Path | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Grow food not lawns, edible gardens, how to compost, composting tips, how to create good soil, reducing food waste, how to grow vegetables, soil science, what does compost do, urban permaculture, permaculture gardening, green living, climate action, growing food. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

The Australian Bushfire Crisis and How You Can Help

I’m sure this wasn’t how most of us imagined the new year would begin. There’s been a lot of talk of the climate crisis over the last 12 months, and of a climate emergency about to unfold, but I don’t think many of us expected it to arrive so soon and with so much intensity. […]

The Australian bushfire crisis and how you can help, from Treading My Own Path | Zero waste + plastic-free | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Climate action, taking action for climate change, sustainable living, green living, sustainableish, eco-friendly choices, build community, wildfire donations, how to help Australia, save the koala, save the kangaroo, wildlife rescue. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

Food is free: 8 ideas for where to find it and how to share it

I’m a big believer that the most important part of zero waste isn’t the stuff you buy or the things you use – it is the connections that you make with others. Ultimately, as a society, if we want to waste less then we need to share more. The more connected we are, the more […]

Food is free: 8 ideas for where to find it and how to share it, from Treading My Own Path | zero waste + plastic-free  Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Little free pantry, little free pantries, grow free cart, community fridge, freedge, solidarity fridges, Buy Nothing project, ripe near me, fallen fruit, grow swap share, crop swap. Community action, transition town. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

Choose handmade: 5 zero waste items you don’t need to buy from big box stores

It is much lamented here that, whilst I’d love to be able to sew and crochet and craft, the reality is that I cannot. What I can do is support those people who do, and do it well. If I had the choice of buying something locally made by a person whose name I know, […]

Choose handmade: 5 zero waste items you don\'t need to buy from big box stores from Treading My Own Path | Zero waste + plastic-free living | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Reusable menstrual products, unpaper towel, upcycled cleaning cloths, reusable produce bag, small batch skincare, zero waste make-up, green living, eco-friendly choices, plastic-free consumables, green cleaning, eco ideas, zero waste tips. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com

Tis the season of ‘stuff’: what to do with (and where to donate) gifts you don’t need

I know we haven’t actually got to Christmas Day yet, but I’m writing this now because plenty of gifts (and other things you don’t need) are given before Christmas Day. And if you can, passing it on before Christmas Day means it’s more likely to be wanted (and used) than if you wait until January, […]

What to do with (and where to donate) gifts you don\'t need, from Treading My Own Path | Zero waste + Plastic-Free Living | Less waste, less stuff, sustainable living. Reduce trash, less stuff, declutter responsibly, decluttering, deown, de-owning, be more with less, donate unwanted gifts, where to donate unwanted items, sharing economy, gifting economy, how to donate to food banks, Buy Nothing projects, what is a Buy Nothing group, eco choices, green living. More at https://treadingmyownpath.com