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Home Living : May 15th 2012
2 HLW - HOME LIVING: WEST, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 MB SUSTAINABILITY MUMS SHARE THEIR TIPS SHOW HOW TO MAKE DIFFERENCE IN HOME Mum bloggers pin their ecological decorating ideas and sustainable tips in the home on Pinterest. Susan Redman MOST of us would like to intro- duce sustainable practices to our domestic life, but new re- search shows that over half of us don't know where to start. A report commissioned by Kleenex Cottonelle, the toilet paper maker, polled more than 1200 Australian mums and dis- covered that nine in 10 of us highly rate a waste-not-want- not attitude, but conversely found that a lack of time hinders our plans to make a difference. In an effort to offer the com- munity some quick-fix ideas that might lead to a change in behaviour, Kleenex execs loo- ked to the internet and social media in particular. At an event hosted by green- fingered mother-of-two, tele- vision host Mel Doyle, mum bloggers were invited to share their ideas on a Pinterest board #Pin4Good. ''It's easy to think that mak- ing a positive environmental impact is hard,'' Doyle said, ''but it's often about making small changes or breaking daily habits. Our Pinterest boards show mums just how easy it can be to make a difference in the home.'' Bloggers shared dozens of domestic sustainability tips, many of them not just eco- sensitive but delightfully decor- ative. Here are some of our favourite pins: Grow herbs in a vertical garden made from used food tins tacked to an outdoor wall or fence Create an iPad cover from recycled winter jumpers or cot- ton fleece off-cuts Recycle old jars and cans to make robot toys for kids Turn a cardboard box into a cubby or dolls house Recycle shipping crates into vintage drawers. Add your own knobs. Light a path with small tea lights cloched with large milk cartons with a hole in the base. TIP Help protect forests by choosing FSC-labelled products when sel- ecting furniture and timber items, or ask retailers to stock FSC-certified products. MD Regular MD Budget MD Luxury FROM $399 !". 48 HOUR TURN AROUND 2096420 24/4 0 3HOWER 3CREENS &RAMED 3EMI &RAMELESS AND &RAMELESS AVAILABLE Showroom & Factory: Fax: 77 Larra St, Yennora 9632 1399 Specialising in Shopfront & Domestic Roller Shutters SAVE $$$ - FACTORY DIRECT PRICES Master Lic:408646770 Roller Shutters Shopfront Shutters Stainless Steel Doors Automatic Garage Doors FREE MEASURE & QUOTES Call 9632 1111 www.burwoodshutters.com.au 5% OFF YOUR LOWEST GENUINE PRICE Window Shutters Safety Doors Window Grilles Automatic Gates 2061737i hlw wk15 Gutters Power Lines Relocated Are You Having New Guttering Installed? Let us Quote you to have your Power Lines Relocated. Have a Professionally Fitted Power Line Bracket Installed Behind your existing Gutter into Roof, If its Extra Height or a relocation of your power lines required, due to new Guttering or just to give your house that Modern Look then Speak to us for an Obligation free quote. Jobs generally Quoted within 24hrs and work can be completed in most cases same day. 9833 9566 firstname.lastname@example.org EC41035 For ideas & inspiration visit our website www.wedokitchens.com.au DIY - Or have your kitchen renovation fully project managed OPEN 7 DAYS STONE LAMINATE MM THICKNESS UP TO M SURFACE AREA ,IMITED STOCK A family business with traditional values FOR THE PRICE OF FREE QUOTES 9673 6789 2309755 15/5 Daryl & Kerry Murray (owners) N 12 DAY EXPRESS DELIVERY N 12 YEAR WARRANTY N FREE SOFT CLOSE DRAWERS N 100% AUSTRALIAN MADE Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c
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