Year: 2018

No Junk Mail Signs

No Junk Mail Signs

A brief history These “No Junk Mail” stickers are a frequent sight on letterboxes in the City of Vincent and  are part of Transition Town Vincent’s genesis story. It all began with Lisa and Geoff. They decided to make their local community more sustainable by reducing waste. So they paid for the signs to be …

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Vincent Neighbourhood Soup – Boomerang Bags Foyer Oxford

Bronwyn’s Boomerang Bags @ Foyer Oxford was voted to receive funding at the inaugural Vincent Neighbourhood Soup in 2017. She shares her project’s progress below. Boomerang Bags is going well. We have made approximately 100 bags. This may seem like not many but all of the people making bags hadn’t touched a sewing machine before …

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Glass half-full

It is said that optimists see the above as half-full and pessimists see it as half-empty. It is the opposite when it comes to my journey into living a sustainable life. I see that my half-empty green-lid landfill bin as a sign of optimism. Actually, my green-lid bin is not quite half empty.  Most weeks, …

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Community Composting Station

Do you want to compost your kitchen scraps but don’t have the time, equipment, skills or inclination to do it yourself? Maybe you’d like to do your bit for the environment and remove the organics from your bin that is destined for landfill (in landfill, the organics break down to methane gas, which is a …

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Living on the verge!

Have you ever noticed the lovely front verges in your neighbourhood which have been converted from grass to native trees or shrubs? They definitely stand out amongst the usual grass front verges and it had always been my dream to have one of those beautiful spaces at the front of my home. Last month I …

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