As WA’s only quality newspaper, KC aims to keep readers up-to-date with the latest in lifestyle trends. This introductory eco-living supplement (bio-degradable DVD available at your friendly newsagent) is specially devised for busy lifestylers. It will keep you riveted, or mildly distracted for about two minutes, if you read slowly, or savour every word and thought.
To make your lifestyle sustainable, meaningful, more fun and in line with TED-like values, follow this simple dozen living guidelines. Alternatively keep on consuming endlessly and mindlessly.
Cars: optional, second hand, max. engine size 2.5L, and use sparingly.
Clothes: 90% second-hand; only new underwear, socks and shoes.
Furniture: minimalist, 100% second-hand; think ebay or Council pick-up day.
Exercise: running, swimming, cycling, walking, yoga and own exercise routine (no personal trainers); yeah, of course paddling is ok, etc.
Entertainment: books, radio & TV (free to air), board games, sex.
Alcohol: drink less, brew your own beer.
Cooking: do cook whether you’re ‘time poor’ or not; wash your dishes without a machine.
Pets: only working dogs & sheep, and cats OK if ‘done’.
Overseas travel: long haul flying has a huge carbon footprint, so don’t go so far, and ONCE a year.
Electronic devices: one music device and computer each; min. 5yrs ownership; then recycle.
Housing: max. 100m2 space for two people, single 60m2. If you don’t know how big your abode is, you’re Australian. For essential renos, think embedded energy.