Everything we do has an impact.
We CAN change the world with our everyday choices
We CAN choose an energy retailer that invests in renewable energy
We CAN choose a bank + super fund that doesn't invest in dinosaur fossil fuels
We CAN eliminate single use plastics
We CAN eat more plants + less animals.
We CAN buy less stuff + use less energy
We CAN support local independent producers + businesses.
We CAN build more comfortable, liveable, energy efficient homes
We CAN'T buy another planet.
Whichever power company you pick, the energy you get is identical.
But choose one that champions renewables + your power bills help support clean energy instead of fossil fuels.
Momentum Energy is 100% owned by Hydro Tasmania, Australia's largest renewable energy generator.
Jack Dorsey, billionaire founder of Square + Twitter is committing most of his bazillions of dollars to EDUCATING GIRLS.
Educating girls changes the world.
Educated girls have fewer children, later + make better decisions for their communities.
You probably can't give as much as Jack, but you can give something + change the life of one girl.
Support your favourite charity in educating girls.
We love onegirl, World Vision, Plan + Oxfam.
One of the biggest impacts we can have on our people + planet, is our choice of bank + super fund.
Some invest your money in fossil fuels.
The New Joneses go for maximum health, minimum waste.
They avoid processed + packaged stuff.
They started with 'Meat Free Mondays' then went 'Weekday Vegetarian'.
They swapped red meat for white (red takes 28x the land + 11x the water of chicken or pork to produce).
They're trying to cut out cheese + dairy.
But, sometimes still scoff a Bunnings' sausage on the weekend...)
"Michael Pollan NY Times best seller."*
The New Joneses slowly eliminated unnecessary cleaning and 'beauty' products.
They use lemons and vinegar for cleaning.
Lots of their beauty products come from the kitchen too - like honey - it's an awesome skin cleanser.
"If you can't eat it, don't put it on your body" their grandma says.
Because what's in our body care + cleaning products ends up in us, our oceans + waterways, The New Joneses use ecostore.
From recyclable, renewable' sugar plastic' packaging (no harmful petrochemical plastics) to grey-water safe formulas, ecostore products are safer for your family + our world.
Whether living in a mansion, flat, tiny-house or boat, The New Joneses tread lightly.
When building new, they choose healthy, comfortable homes so well built + insulated they hardly require heating or cooling.
They retrofit existing homes.
Insulating their walls, floors and ceilings, swapping halogens for LEDs, using fans instead of air-con, choosing jumpers instead of heaters + installing double glazing, or simple draft snakes.
Techno Joneses have solar panels, solar battery storage + smart home systems, where all their gadgets talk to each other for maximum livability + minimum energy bills.
When they're not walking or bike-riding, The New Joneses get into car share + car pooling.
Even public transport increases incidental exercise while decreasing our emissions.
When driving they go electric, putting zero tailpipe emissions into our air.
They keep their travel plans local too.
Have you seen Australia? It's bloody awesome.
While not always possible, The New Joneses aim for zero-waste.
They bring their own bag + refuse anything in excess packaging.
Eliminating food waste, they buy less, shop to a list, eat the left overs, compost or feed the worms, who then feed the soil...
To feed us, soil needs food.
By sucking carbon out of the atmosphere soil is a massive tool in our toolbox against climate change.
Healthier soil = healthier air, food, people + planet.
From a balcony pot to agricultural farms, we can all put nutrients back into our soils.
We can do this in our own backyards, or using council food and organic bins that go back to our farmers + into the earth.
WE cant recycle our way out of this mess, people.
We can stop buying the bloody stuff in the first place.
Buying less 'stuff' lightens the load on our planet + is great for your bank balance!
The New Joneses buy nearly everything they need second-hand.
Try the one-month Buy Nothing New Month detox.
IT. WILL. CHANGE. YOUR. LIFE.
Mother Nature - we literally can't live without her.
Hospital patients recover faster looking at trees than brick walls; productivity skyrockets in workplaces with natural light, plants + breezes.
Get some mother nature everyday.
Get a pet. Get outdoors. Get a plant indoors.
Grow some veggies in your garden, balcony or green wall. This can also help wildlife or native bees.
Got a cat? Put a bloody bell around their neck so they stop killing wildlife and get back to making funny cat videos on TikTok.
The New Joneses acknowledge + pay their respects to the Traditional Custodians of this land. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present, + emerging.