A sustainable society is one that can persist over generations, one that is farseeing enough, flexible enough, and wise enough not to undermine either its physical or its social systems of support.” (Meadows)


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We like to focus on the things we can do to make a difference. 


That is going to mean different things to different people.


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This is a slightly different take on LIVING WITH LESS.
Whenever you see a title like this you instantly think of Hippys living on lentils in cardboard homes using recycled McDonalds cups.
That’s not what I’m on about.

In my world ‘living with less’ means buying the best possible product. The best tools, the best appliances, the best car and making them last.
These days everything is frighteningly inexpensive and it lasts a year and ends up on the pile for the hard rubbish collection. 
It’s false economy.

Pay a little more and get the best, then hand it on to someone else when you fall off your twig.
We have lived in a very small cottage for three decades. You have to go outside to change your mind but this tiny house has brought up two boys, housed five adults [for a few months] and had at least five ‘inside’ dogs all living happily [if a little cramped]. That does not take into account the several generations of possums that have, until quite recently, lived in the roof of this tiny house. 
If you have to be a fashion icon make sure that your old stuff goes to someone who can make good use of it.

Making things last seems to be a dying art but those of us who know what it is to struggle know that things are just things and the less of them you have the better chance you will have of fitting them into your Jag if you have to move.   TB
For me living with less means living in a small home. Our family home, like many in the hills, is a small (10 square approx.) cottage. We are a family of four, two adults & two teenagers (plus dog). By living with fewer rooms  than a typical Aussie  home it means we are consuming less electricity, heating & water. We have one very small bathroom. Our challenge is to live harmoniously & comfortably while still meeting our individual needs. I would rather this than pay exorbitant bills for heating empty rooms or for having to vacuum a McMansion. On saying this the pooch does sometimes get under our feet in our little space but hey, she's beautiful & we love her so it doesn't matter! 
Regards, Ali in Upwey.
When I see these words - Live More With Less what pops up for me instantly is - how can I as a parent, teacher and concerned community member contribute and make a difference.  The last twelve months has seen me and my family partake on a chemical free challenge. Albeit we are still struggling with the food component of life but alas are trying to be more healthy and choose natural products - education has been the key.  
One area that we have focused on considerably has been the elimination of toxic, chemical cleaners.  As a society has become more fast paced and with limited time and resources we were looking for an alternative to chemical cleaners.  No longer do we have any chemicals in our house - in fact all our cleaning products have been replaced with a natural, plant based range. I have been blown away by the fact that that I can clean, mop and freshen my entire house without chemicals and with products that are pleasant smelling and actually work.  If we as a community can eliminate the toxins we emit into the air just by making a conscious decision to use clean healthy products then we are one step in the right direct of Living More with Less - "Take only pictures and leave only footprints" I say!