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Forget the shops this weekend, visit the Garage Sale Trail instead!
Written on Thursday, 23 October 2014 21:20

Selling my house and moving into a friend's apartment earlier this year forced me into downsizing everything in my life. It was the ultimate garage sale.

I sold all of my furniture and anything that I no longer really needed in my day-to-day life, leaving just a few boxes of treasured goods in storage and the memories in mind.

What felt good about it was de-cluttering my life, letting go of the past and being able to recycle the items I no longer needed. For the purchasers, they had found themselves some treasures at a fraction of the price that it would have cost them to buy them new.

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Thursday 23 October 2014

Almost 1 billion people don't have access to safe drinking water and 3.575 million people, mostly children, die every year from water-related diseases.

As I prepared for my recent trip to Borneo I did wonder how we would go in the jungle, where our only access to drinking water was directly from the rivers.

Aquatabs were used, but are very unpleasant on the palate, so to help we were all supplied a 1L reusable ÖKO water bottle from the Water For Water charity to help filter the water quality and taste.


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About Eco Chick

The mission of is to provide a resource and inspiration for people to reduce their environmental footprint through simple, sustainable lifestyle changes.

The creator, Lara Shannon, has worked in the media and as a sustainability advocate for almost twenty years, long before ‘being green’ became mainstream, and strongly believes it is possible to create positive change in the world through individual action.


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