A Year in a Day Blog

  • April 12
      A YEAR IN A DAY CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT DRAWS TO A CLOSE I’d like to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who’s participated in A Year in a Day since 1 January this year. Together, Council and Communities, in Australia AND Timor, have explored and taken actions to […]
  • April 11
      PLANT-BASED ICE CREAMS It’s Autumn raspberry season, so I immediately crave ice cream to accompany my berries. When I visited the local supermarket I was pleasantly surprised by the range of plant-based ice creams now available. My action for today was to research the products on the market and […]
  • April 10
      WE ARE NATURE It’s been over 15 months since the fires swept through the Mountains, and life and death are juxtaposed as matter cycles endlessly. Today’s action for A Year In A Day was to commit to sharing a daily photo of this extraordinarily exquisite world we live in […]
  • April 9
      TODAY’S NEW ACTION As we take the individual actions that are the beginning of all cultural and system change, it’s important to have a sense of how these actions are part of the bigger changing picture of our future. For my new action today, I’m going to start sharing […]
  • April 8
      REJUVENATING RUSTY TOOLS If I were an investor at the moment I think I’d invest in vinegar! We’ve gone through large bottles of it for cleaning away mould, and today I used it to tackle rust. Many of our garden tools have gone rusty in this wet season, so […]
  • April 7
    WORLD HEALTH DAY On World Health Day we reached, and exceeded, our target of 365 new actions to restore planetary health in a day – thanks to the extraordinary efforts of all the dedicated people who made such an effort to be part of this community groundswell demanding urgent action […]
  • April 6
      PREPARING TO PROTECT MY SEEDLINGS We need resilience to cope with the impacts of climate change, and we need the courage, skills and tools to help us keep going as we work to restore planetary health. Today I finished off a bottle of New Zealand Vodka and, with my […]
  • April 5
      DARN! There is something so satisfying about tackling something I’ve procrastinated over for a very long time. I love wearing black pure wool skivvies, but I think the moths love them as much as I do, and sometimes my gardening life plays havoc with them as well. Today I […]
  • April 4
    Climate Action Now The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – released in March 2022 – urgently warns us the window to limit the threatening impacts of climate change is closing and immediate action is needed. We know this is the critical decade for reducing emissions. […]
  • April 3
      Start again! As I continue to take steps to move towards a zero-waste life, on the 5th February I made an attempt to turn used cooking oil and ashes from the fire into soap. Sadly it didn’t work and ended up a greasy mess. I left it on a […]
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      HOLIDAYING LOCAL & SUPPORTING LOCAL AGRICULTURE Our son came home for the weekend and I explained how, on World Health Day this coming Thursday 7 April, we’re hoping to inspire 365 people to all take one new action to restore planetary health, so that we can have the action […]
  • April 1
    FIRST OYSTER MUSHROOM HARVEST What an exciting evening! Tonight, 4 weeks and 5 days after taking the plunge and having a go at inoculating recycled paper with spawn, we harvested and ate our first crop of blue oyster mushrooms. It was hard to say goodbye to them after the sculptural […]
  • March 31
      Stone Paper Recipe Book As the rain continues, the mould grows and more stories of loss in the floods  surface, I’ve thought about all the memories and all the knowledge lost as books and artworks are completely destroyed by water. So, tonight, I opened the Stone Paper Sketchbook I’d […]
  • March 30
    An Invincible Summer “In the  midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.” These are the words of existential writer Albert Camus, who wrote The Plague, two years after the end of WWll. Today, on  yet another interminably grey wet day, sunshine arrived briefly (via a […]
  • March 29
    Less is more! At some point, between my childhood and now, we went from towels the size of my grandmother’s to ones the size of the towels we now have. My towel is three times the size and thickness of my grandmother’s towel. I blame the movies, and Marilyn Monroe! […]