Sustainable Tip 3 – Food, energy and water – the real monsters

The growing, production, transport and waste of food is the second highest carbon polluting activity after coal fired power stations in Australia.


Yes, my house is sustainable as it gets its energy from the sun and water from the rain on the roof.


But . . .  my tummy uses 30 to 40 times more energy and water than my house.


Each year, by using the rain that falls with clean, natural energy from clouds, the house saves over 100,000 litres of dam water and stops tonnes of dirty energy being used to pump it.


But, eating the typical Australian diet over ten days there is over 100,000 litres of water needed to grow, transport, make my food.


So, if you’d like to know how to grow and buy and eat sustainably do come and talk food, energy and water with me in these two talks – I’d love to hear your stories and discuss solutions with you.


Monday 17 February 14

With Permaculture North

  • 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Lindfield Community Centre, 259 Pacific Highway, Lindfield


Join Sydney’s permaculture gardeners and I for an evening of tips and stories about food.


Wednesday 19 February 14

Town Hall, Ashfield Council, Sydney

With Maeve O’Meara 


You’ll love hearing the interesting and well-travelled chef, Maeve O’Meara; Maeve and I will talk about food and my book, Sustainable Food.

One Response to “Sustainable Tip 3 – Food, energy and water – the real monsters”
  1. Laura Jones says:

    Would love to have the opportunity to attend these talks in Perth. Any chance Mochael?

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