Buy Nothing New Month is a campaign promoting conscientious consumption.
From September 1, make the Pledge to Buy Nothing New during October (hit the pledge button and enter your details.) Entries can be a diary, a blog, a month of tweets, a YouTube clip. Be Creative. Be Resourceful. Just Buy Nothing New. Upload entry via www.buynothingnew.com.au/competition
A snippet of how I am spending school holidays every day.
Not outside one of the local pubs but filling in time doing one of many things...
Catching up on reading, coffee, exercising, snoozing, lunch, walking aimlessly up and down the main street, coffee, chatting to anyone who comes into my line of sight, visiting, coffee, watching sport/dance/assembly's, talking to strangers, fundraising, helping on street stalls, waiting for vehicles to be serviced, shopping for the men, etc.
You name it, I've done it.
I seem to spend an extraordinary amount of time waiting for children/parts/appointments in town.
I have to weigh up the option of whether to go home every day. We do not live hours from town but enough to make me wonder if it's worth it, then turning around to travel back into town or staying in town if its only 1-2 hours between activities (it's a big sentence and a big decision). I struggle with it every day.
School holiday's bring semi-relief. The idea of a full day at home is bliss.
How do rural mums fill in time in town whilst waiting for kids/appointments etc? I feel like I waste so much time in town doing nothing very constructive and am always looking for ideas!
Redkite supports children and young people with cancer and their families through the entire cancer journey. Redkite’s vital services include emotional, financial and education support and are available to families in all major cities, regional areas and remote locations across Australia.
Redkite aims to ensure that every child and young person with cancer in Australia is empowered to cope with the emotional, social and practical consequences of their diagnosis.
•Achieve education goals (can be at high school, at a tertiary level or work related)
•Pursue work and career aspirations
•Follow a passion for a particular area of interest (this doesn’t have to be education or work related)
The Redkite website has loads of information, ways to get involved and you can also donate to them. It has a wealth of resources and worth checking out especially if you are a rural family.
Missy Confidential is running a great comp at them moment with a huge prize from Birdsnest. All you have to do is tell your friends about Missy Confidential, and you'll be automatically entered into their competition to WIN a $1000 shopping experience at one of our favourite online stores, birdsnest.com.au.
The lucky winner will also receive exclusive access to Holly, the birdsnest stylist, for some personal styling advice (am thinking I really need to win this prize!)
This project will strengthen rural women farmer and related business networks by building capacity among young women in rural, regional and remote Australia.
Women who undertake this program will improve their knowledge, skills, networks, support systems and rural business leadership capabilities through online learning programs via NRWN (National Rural Women’s Network), creating a greater diversity of future rural women leaders from a range of backgrounds and interests.
Recently over at Farmer has a Wife blog penned by Alice Gorman, she did a blog post on the Calico on the Catwalk parade from the annual Arts Festival – a week-long showcase of the gifted, creative people who live around Boonah, QLD.
The local high school students also performed dance and drama segments which were weaved through the fashions.